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A Fading Light From Better Days – The Misadventures of Tron Bonne

A Fading Light From Better Days – The Misadventures of Tron Bonne

I felt an awful lot of things when The Misadventures of Tron Bonne suddenly announced its presence on PlayStation Network. All of them positive, of course, unless you consider ‘drink-spilling surprise’ to be negative (depends on the drink, I suppose). Because no matter what else I was going through at that ... Read More »

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

This week is wrestling week at TheGameJar. Which means we’ve asked all our writers to share memories of wrestling games past and present. Today, Andy has taken a trip back through many games to look at the most electrifying man in sports entertainment… The Rock! (You might want to read this article with the video... Read More »

Gaming Memories – WWF Raw

Gaming Memories – WWF Raw

This week is wrestling week at TheGameJar. Which means we’ve asked all our writers to share memories of wrestling games past and present. Today, Tim has taken a look back to the 16-Bit era of gaming to see if WWF Raw had got any easier in twenty years. Really, it’s fair to say I only know about wrestling because ... Read More »

Gaming Memories: WWF Smackdown

Gaming Memories: WWF Smackdown

This week is wrestling week at TheGameJar. Which means we’ve asked all our writers to share memories of wrestling games past and present. To start with, here’s Paul looking at a game that really did change the face of wrestling games. So this week sees the mighty WWE holding the biggest wrestling event of t... Read More »

Gaming Memories: Spider-Man Part One

Gaming Memories: Spider-Man Part One

Super hero games tend to be rather hit or miss. Some rise to the challenge and blow me away. Others fade into the distance a memory best forgotten. There’s one character though, which has been a part of the gaming world since I can remember. A character that has been recreated on the video screen hundreds of times with... Read More »

Remembering the Sega Mega Drive

Remembering the Sega Mega Drive

I know as a writer about games that I should avoid pinning my colours to any particular flag, especially in the current climate, but I’m declaring it here and now – I’ve always rooted for Sega. So, as you can imagine, I’ve been particularly saddened by recent events at the once-upon-a-time behemoth. In light of t... Read More »

Revisting DC Universe Online

Revisting DC Universe Online

A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to be asked to review Sony’s and DC’s new Massively Multiplayer Online game, DC Universe. I was quite impressed yet, as with most MMO’s, I found my interest quickly waning. Thus my subscription duly ran out and it sat upon my shelf collecting dust.  It has now changed to a Free... Read More »

Gaming Memories: Mortal Kombat Part 3

Gaming Memories: Mortal Kombat Part 3

Hello and welcome to this, my final trip down Mortal Kombat lane. It’s been a wonderful time, being able to ramble on about one of my favourite franchises. Sometimes I have to admit to feeling like a little old man, full of stories about the good old days! I have to say the comments and general feedback on these ... Read More »

Retro Corner – July 2014

Retro Corner – July 2014

Hello and welcome, to what I hope will turn into a new monthly column. As you can probably guess, a lot of my time recently has been spent looking back into the gaming past. I’ve been reliving older games, classics that I missed the first time round. What I’ve found is an amazing community and seen just how... Read More »

Alan Wake – Returning to Bright Falls

Alan Wake – Returning to Bright Falls

Every six months this happens to me. Pretty much like clockwork in fact. Everyone has their go-to game that they pick up and play again; in fact everyone probably has several. I myself have several but this one game in particular keeps surging itself back in to my psyche like the darkness in it is making me one of the ... Read More »

A Look Back at The Bitmap Brothers

A Look Back at The Bitmap Brothers

In 1988 a much younger, less jaded me was about to start paying attention to just who was making the video games I spent so much time playing. Today, we’re all intimately familiar with names like Infinity Ward and Bungie, but back then, developers weren’t rock stars. I didn’t pay any attention to past... Read More »

Killer Instinct: 20th Birthday

Killer Instinct: 20th Birthday

Back in the 16Bit era, thanks to the success of Street Fighter 2 the fighting genre was a big draw for gamers everywhere. We saw Mortal Kombat come along with fatalities, blood and gore. Other fighters appeared trying to take the crown including Clay Fighter (I never really saw the appeal of this one), even SEGA turned... Read More »

Favourite X-Men Games – Mutant Memories

Favourite X-Men Games – Mutant Memories

With the theatrical release of X-Men Days Of Future Past, I thought it was about time to delve into the vaults, to take a look back at the best X-Men games that have graced our consoles. They have undoubtedly created their fair share; some good, some bad and some that were… okay. So grab a pew and lets tumble dow... Read More »

Gaming Memories: Mortal Kombat – Pt2

Gaming Memories: Mortal Kombat – Pt2

Hello once more fellow gamers! Welcome to my second gaming memories concentrating on Mortal Kombat. At the end of my last little delve down memory lane, I had covered my love or the first and second games. That was not the end of the franchise’s influence during my gaming life and I doubt it will end quite yet... Read More »

Celebrate 5 Years Of Minecraft

Celebrate 5 Years Of Minecraft

What can you say about the progression of Minecraft and the impact it has had on the video game industry over the past five years? It’s spawned its own clothing lines, merchandise, been ported to every device under the sun, made stars out of YouTube gamers and has turned the industry upside down. The procedurally gener... Read More »

Gaming Memories: Mortal Kombat – Pt1

Gaming Memories: Mortal Kombat – Pt1

Hello and welcome to a new series on the history of some of my favourite gaming franchises. I loved writing my gaming memories in our first year; since then, I’ve been wanting to delve into it more, so now we have my favourite franchises. So let’s get on with it – with a franchise that kicked some mig... Read More »

My Childhood in Star Wars Games

My Childhood in Star Wars Games

Not all that long ago, on the internet right in front of you, there is a whole resource of “Best of” Star Wars games for you read and reminisce over to your heart’s content. I’m sure everyone is already well aware of Dark Forces, of Shadows of the Empire, and of Rogue Squadron; So much so that there’s little I ca... Read More »

A Look Back At Spyro The Dragon

A Look Back At Spyro The Dragon

Long before Activision’s Skylanders, back even before the Xbox was a twinkle in Microsoft’s eye, a purple dragon named Spyro entered gamer’s living rooms in a platforming romp, which proved to be cute and totally addictive. It was the year 1998 and a developer named Insomniac Games hit us with a Plays... Read More »

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