For many years, video game players all over the world have received exclusive information about upcoming games for Nintendo consoles via their Nintendo Direct presentations. The latest of these live streamed events has now arrived, bringing with it a vast catalogue of news about previously announced titles, as well as…
On the surface, Hyper Light Drifter looks like your typical indie fare. Pixel art aesthetic, retro throw backs, deliberately light on plot and exposition. It has all of the trademarks of the independent scene, but when you look beyond the retro sensibilities on display, you'll soon discover that Hyper Light…
As part of the Nintendo Direct that was broadcast earlier today, Nintendo have announced the New Nintendo 3DS owners will soon be able to play new Virtual Console titles in the form of SNES games. Each game will feature the same emulator features offered to each title, such as save…
Just as the mainstream game industry goes through phases of releasing several games of a particular theme, many Kickstarter projects are created that use genres that are fondly remembered. At the present time, 8 or 16 bit RPG's inspired by the Earthbound series are making the rounds, and Knights and…
To celebrate the release of Mario Kart 8, Nintendo have decided to re-release the original game on the Wii U Virtual Console. Originally released in 1992, Super Mario Kart refined the racing genre, and inspired many similar franchises to offer their own spin off titles, such as Crash Team Racing…
Two new trademarks have been submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Electronic Arts.  EA's trademarks are for Desert Strike, which could suggest a revival or re-release of the classic 1992 SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis game is on the way.  Desert Strike is a top-down shooter in which…
Faulty pin work has lead to the retro video game console, Hyperkin's RetroN 5 to be delayed until 2014. Lawrence Lee, Hyperkin's Project Manager has commented on the matter: "We apologize for the inconvenience. Hyperkin would like to thank you for all the support you have given us throughout the…
Nintendo of America has announced via their Wii U Facebook page that the Wii U Virtual Console will be making its debut on Tuesday 23rd. Back at the Nintendo Direct, it was said that the Wii U System Update, that will see faster loading times and improved performance, will be…