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DRIVER 2: BACK ON THE STREETS (2000)_ SONY PLAYSTATION

Driver 2: Back on the Streets is the sequel to 1999s Driver and the second in the series of police undercover training simulators on the Sony PlayStation. Until 2001, there was a massive push in the United States to go back to the ‘Bronze Age’ of policing, the 1970s. This meant discharging a firearm in […]

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SimCity Government Offices

POWER PROBLEMS

Running a city is a mysterious undertaking to many of us citizens. The red tape, the paperwork, the trials, and tribulations. All of which we are none of the wiser about, happening behind the scenes at Government Offices.

However, the Government Offices of SimCity has kindly opened their door to us. Allowing us to take a peek behind the curtain and see how their city is run from the inside.

What follows is excerpts of correspondences between the citizens and Mayor Wright, as part of the city’s “Community Engagement” scheme.

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HOLY JOYSTICK BATMAN!

BATMAN & ROBIN (1998)_ SONY PLAYSTATION

HOLY JOYSTICK BATMAN! Is a series that follows BATMAN video games through the years. Not in any set order and mainly the bad ones. This entry is 1998s Batman & Robin on Sony PlayStation.

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TOMB RAIDER III: ADVENTURES OF LARA CROFT (1998)_ SONY PLAYSTATION

Spurred on by the success of Tomb Raider II, which outsold the original, Eidos Interactive ordered yet another game for release in the 1998 Christmas season. Feeling the burnout from working on two consecutive Tomb Raider games, most of the team took a break and moved to another project (which would become 2001’s Project Eden, […]

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TOMB RAIDER II: STARRING LARA CROFT (1997)_ SONY PLAYSTATION

After the success of Tomb Raider, a sequel was inevitable and If Eidos Interactive lore is to be believed, Tomb Raider had saved Eidos from bankruptcy. Because gems like Olympic Soccer: Atlanta 1996 had not shifted as many copies as they hoped (fifteen). The sequel was ordered for the 1997 Christmas season but due to […]

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TOMB RAIDER (1996)_ SONY PLAYSTATION

Now for an actual game, not a game that was a movie tie-in. Tomb Raider. Developed by the Derby-based Core Design and released on Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn in 1996. The game itself is still great and fun to play but is marred by the 90s lad culture that catapulted the game’s ‘Star’, the […]

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LETHAL WEAPON (1993)_ NES & GAMEBOY

The second attempt at a Lethal Weapon game by Ocean Software did not come about for another year. This time, development was passed to another British software house, Eurocom Entertainment Software, a company that also has a prolific reputation for w*** tie-in games. Their version of Lethal Weapon went in a completely different direction and […]

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LETHAL WEAPON (1992)_ SNES

A good way for us to start off with the first article for this (soon to be) very great retro gaming website, is to look at a game that is a terrible adaptation of a thing, that is part of a different type of media. A Video Game Movie Tie in of Richard Donnor’s hit […]

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Character Autobiography

MARIO MARIO – STAYING ON TRACK

What can you say about Mario Mario that has not been written a thousand times? He is an adventurer, a golfer, a doctor, scholar, poet, football player, artist, and seven-time winner of ToadWimbledon. But one sport is his true passion, and that is racing. Over ten seasons into his career, we wondered what Mario was […]