Spyro revealed as new Sony Santa Monica Community Manager at E3
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By Weir Neckst
Two gaming “legends,” John Romero (who is mostly known for being the less successful of the two Johns from id Software, and subsequently telling everyone how much of his bitch they are) and Brian Crecente (known for….doing….something) were recently spotted together in New Jersey, shopping for real estate. The two met in a Starbucks, and poured through property books, before visiting New Jersey real estate agent, Frank Frankinson. Frankinson showed Crecente and Romero through several properties, mostly shady warehouses.
Congratulations to Kefka for being our #1 villain of the month! It wasn’t really a contest, but we’re declaring him and the people who submitted him as an answer to be our winners. Your prizes will be our undying respect and admiration. At least for the people who answered. Kefka himself seems like a terrible person, being a villain and all. We sincerely hope you enjoy all of the content as much as we enjoyed reading and writing it!
-Alex and Valerie
Remember April’s Fool 2015? The whole site turned into a communist wonderland. I don’t know if you guys enjoyed it, but Chris Swartz, Alex Weiss and I sure did. If you recall, we had recorded a spoof, per se, of the famed 1 More Castle podcast. To be honest, we didn’t really have the chance to do much conversation before the recording and jumped right into it. If you’re like our audio engineer and part time wizard Eric Hunter, you may have noticed we seemed a lot more comfortable with each other after the music break than beforehand. Read More
By D. Madnar
You’ve certainly already heard that Konami and Hideo Kojima appear to have had a less than amicable break up, with Konami removing his name and his production company’s name from the Silent Hills: PT and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain box art, and then not only removing PT from the Playstation Store, but also somehow having them deleted from the consoles themselves.
By Zeke Revenant
Bandai Namco Games have announced that they will be resurrecting an old Namco IP, but with a twist. R.B.I. Baseball is fondly remembered by many retro gamers for some inexplicable reason, but Major League Baseball now makes terrible sequels for you to play in your browser. Meanwhile, cramming zombies into every game seems to be what everyone else is doing, so they decided to combine zombies and nostalgia to create something they are calling R.I.P. Baseball. From what we were shown, think Mutant League Hockey or Football, but with baseball and zombies and other monsters instead of mutants.
The Sega Dreamcast may be the best console you’ve never played.
And most gamers didn’t play it at the time because they were waiting for something better to come along (Playstation 2) and also because nobody liked Sega.
Actually, that’s not entirely true. Sega had fans, but it’s image amongst consumers and those in the industry had left many people with a sour taste in their mouths thanks to failed, public experiments, codenamed “32 X”, “CD” and “Saturn”.
Something like that. Read More
Welcome to Issue 6 of your friendly local Retro Power! At my castle, allergens are everywhere… which makes for a perfect excuse to stay inside & play games & talk about games & game game games! Why be allergic to things when you could be gaming instead? I hope you’re all in fine health… but also having excuses to play games.
Note: After this, I have only one entry left in the Chasing Ghosts series, as the premise (arcade games with specific childhood memories) will have run dry. Hit me up on Twitter if you have suggestions for what I should write about next.
Thank you, dear readers for the excellent, amazing, and spectacular feedback you have given to our question of the month. We say it every month, but we really appreciate you all and could not do this without you. We’re hoping that the discussions started here can lead to further conversation and even friendships across the internet. After all isn’t that the power of retro gaming?
-Alex & Valerie
Jason Lamb sneezed.
Then he groaned, and closed his eyes. He was lying in bed, in one of the dormitory rooms of One More Castle, with a thick blanket wrapped snugly around his handsome frame. He tried to breathe through his snot-stuffed nose, and failed.
Greetings once again, true believers. This month we’re writing to you from the far side of the galaxy, somewhere close to the Delta Quadrant. There may have been some interference with our communications, and as such we have not received any reader submitted answers to our question of the month. We realize that the process for submitting answers has been a bit cumbersome in the past, and that is changing. From here on out we will be using a Google Form to take answers. What this means for you is that you may now submit an answer more quickly. The link to the form will be at the end of the article, and we’ll be tweeting it out periodically. Of course it’s still ok to email in your answers, or to leave them in the comment section. We’d really like to keep this a community-oriented project, and cannot do that without you.
By Edward Nigma
“Jumping” Jim Rivers, Motocross enthusiast and star of the Nintendo classic Excitebike, as well as the sequel Excitebike 64, tragically passed away on Saturday due to an engine malfunction on his dirt bike.
By Julian Barnes
The Oxford English Dictionary announced it has added Sonic the Hedgehog to its world renowned pages. A sample of reactions from gamers on social media taken immediately after the announcement showed most were pleased by the announcement as it is more evidence of the mainstream acceptance of video games. As for the definition itself, most were impressed by its accuracy and subtlety. You can find the definition, along with its accompanying image, below:
Hey everyone! It’s Daniel. I know this is late, but things have been a little crazy here around the office. A couple of interns died, and we are busy sorting through the paper work to prove that we are not at fault (I don’t know how the company pool was filled with electric eels, but I certainly didn’t put them in there. And last I checked, interns weren’t allowed to use the company pool). Read More