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The Gaming Memories of Paul: LucasArts

The Gaming Memories of Paul: LucasArts

Welcome to the latest episode of Gaming Memories. I would like to take you on another journey, to a time that included the more pivotal moments in gaming, that I had opportunity to experience first hand. However, this time it’s done with a tinge of sadness! A few weeks ago Disney announced that they were closing ... Read More »

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Alien vs Predator (Atari Jaguar) – Retro Review

Are you an Aliens fan still feeling stung by Colonial Marines? The only comfort I can offer is that not every game with an Aliens tag has been awful – and here’s one of the better ones! Alien vs Predator was developed by Rebellion Software for the already-struggling Atari Jaguar and released in 1994. Atari, at th... Read More »

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Tragedy! Gaming’s Darkest Moments

Tragedy! Gaming’s Darkest Moments

How many of us, when we’re looking back over our gaming memories, automatically recall the good things? Most of us, I’m guessing. It’s part of human nature after all; nobody wants to dwell on the bad times given a choice. Sometimes however, it’s useful to look back on the negatives too. Often, w... Read More »

Have I Lost My Gaming Mojo?

Have I Lost My Gaming Mojo?

I seem to be in a fix! The world seems to have lost some of it’s magical feeling. I feel a little like Austin Powers in The Spy Who Shagged Me! You see I’ve found myself in a little slump of late – gaming in general seems to have lost it’s initial bite. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still ... Read More »

Top 5 Remakes of 2012

Top 5 Remakes of 2012

The re-release of old games from yesteryear that have been touched up more than the original Star Wars trilogy is something that is becoming increasingly regular these days. Analogy aside, they both share a common denominator in the fact that many, many people in the world feel it shouldn’t happen and is largely ... Read More »

The Gaming Memories of You: Final Fantasy

The Gaming Memories of You: Final Fantasy

Sam paid homage to Squaresoft yesterday, and during that time you told us some of your reasons behind liking the Final Fantasy series. We also asked the age old question – which is your favourite in the frachise? We had a great response, and it seemed only right to include a few of our favourites in a small piece... Read More »

The Gaming Memories of Paul: The Achievement Years

The Gaming Memories of Paul: The Achievement Years

Achievements – the little carrot on the end of a big stick, given to us by Microsoft. Adding yet another social aspect to gaming, the idea has since been emulated on other platforms, grabbing us one by one! Are they worthwhile? Are they a necessary part of this and future gaming generations, or are they just a wa... Read More »

The Gaming Memories of You: Handheld Gaming

The Gaming Memories of You: Handheld Gaming

Paul reminisced over his portable gaming memories today and we asked you to tell us what your favourite handheld console and game was. We had such a good response from you guys we felt it only right to share out your memories of handheld gaming with the rest of our readers. Thanks so much for sending them and we’... Read More »

Gaming Memories of Paul: Gaming On The Go

Gaming Memories of Paul: Gaming On The Go

Hello once more fellow gamers! It’s time once more to pull up a chair, grab a drink and let me take you on a trip down memory lane…. Gaming on the go has seen many incarnations and changes throughout the last twenty or so years. From the original monochrome GameBoy to snake on the Nokia 5110, up to the migh... Read More »

The Gaming Memories Of Paul: The Final Chapter

The Gaming Memories Of Paul: The Final Chapter

Welcome fellow gamers, to the final chapter. My final swan song, if you will. The last part of my journey… to this my final gaming memories! I have to say when I first thought about writing these pieces, I was nervous. I didn’t know what the reaction would be and I certainly, never dreamt that the response would be so ... Read More »

The Gaming Memories of You: The 16Bit Years

The Gaming Memories of You: The 16Bit Years

The gaming memories of Paul are fast approaching the current gen and before long they wont be distant memories, he’ll be writing about last week. The 16-bit generation is this weeks memoir and its where lines started to be drawn in the sand… Were you SNES or were you Sega? The fanboy wars of the past seem t... Read More »

The Gaming Memories Of Paul: The 16Bit Years

The Gaming Memories Of Paul: The 16Bit Years

Welcome fellow gamers, to this my third part of my gaming memories. Firstly a big thank you to all who have read my previous instalments, and left such cool comments. For the record, yes I am indeed an old git but still young at heart! Now read on for my years in the 16bit era; a time of change not only for me but for ... Read More »

The Gaming Memories of You: The 8Bit Years

The Gaming Memories of You: The 8Bit Years

For a lot of us the 8Bit years started with the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986 and ended with the launch of the SEGA Mega Drive in 1990 or as late as 1992 with the arrival of the SNES. Some of us were in School, some of us may well already of had kids. You can read all about Paul’s 8-bit years in full here... Read More »

The Gaming Memories of Paul: The 8Bit Years

The Gaming Memories of Paul: The 8Bit Years

Welcome fellow gamers, and thank you for joining me on my trip down memory lane. This is the second part of my gaming memories (the first can be found here), a time for me to remember why I fell in love with games and the impact that the industry has had on me. Now time for a disclaimer! I’m not after sympathy, or to b... Read More »

The Gaming Memories of You: The Early Years

The Gaming Memories of You: The Early Years

So earlier today, in honour of our very own Paul sharing his early years of gaming, we asked you, our beautiful readers for your early memories. It seemed only right that these be preserved for future generations. Something struck me while copy and pasting them all onto the site as TheGameJar’s Ryan was playing M... Read More »

The Gaming Memories of Paul: The Early Years

The Gaming Memories of Paul: The Early Years

Another milestone for me is fast approaching. Another year older and for the past few weeks, I’ve found myself reminiscing – looking back, at some of my gaming memories, amongst other things. For me gaming has been part of my life since I was 5, bringing me inspiration and joy. I’ve seen a lot of chan... Read More »