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Super Mario 3D All Stars Review: Nostalgia Without Real Technical Prowess

Super Mario 3D All Stars celebrates 35 years of the mustached plumber by paying tribute to his three-dimensional adventures. A great burst of nostalgia, which is already establishing itself as one of the biggest commercial successes of the year ... despite its many flaws. This is an anniversary that Nintendo intends to celebrate as it should, with the release of the highly anticipated Super Mario 3D All Stars on Nintendo Switch. Expected for September 18, the title has the luxury of bringing together three of the most striking 3D adventures of the mustached cap, namely Super Mario 64, released in 1997 on Nintendo 64, Super Mario Sunshine, released in 2002 on GameCube, and Super Mario Galaxy, released in 2007 for Wii. The mastodons of the history of video games, who are giving themselves a nice HD facelift for the occasion, while retaining their original charm. Super Mario 64 Released in 1997 for Nintendo 64, Super Mario 64 is the very first 3D game featuring the cult character. Avail

Why is Retro Gaming Popular - What's Behind This

Do you remember those days when you got your first console and played your first video game on a TV set?  I am sure this will probably bring good memories to you guys. For myself, I remember back in December 1983 when I got my first console ever, the Atari 2600 VCS. 36 years later, while the video game industry has changed immensely, I noticed a kind of rebirth of those classics. Actually, if you do your own research, you will find much retro gaming online community and the question we might have in mind is: why is retro gaming is so popular almost 4 decades later?  So what's behind this?  Retro gaming is simply another term that defines the classic gaming and old school gaming industry, where you play or collect older personal computer, console, and/or arcade video games in contemporary times. Retrogaming has three main activities; vintage retrogaming, retrogaming emulation, and ported retrogaming. Vintage retrogaming includes games that are played on the original hardware. Emula

How video games changed the world

Charlie Brooker dominated Channel 4's Saturday night schedule where he looks at 25 of the most influential video games ever made. Video games still remain in a weird liminal zone between fan culture and mainstream understanding. By following Brooker theory, let's find more about how today the world is constantly changing face to the video game industry.  First, what we need to know is in the earlier '70s, video games were seen as a waste of time, do what happened to this industry? Why playing video games became so popular? Do you know some people like you and I are currently making a decent amount of money just by playing some video games? Awesome right? So let's dig in and find how an why the industry became more popular than the music and film industry combined together. Victoria Szabo , a visual studios professor and co-director of Duke’s Greater Than Games Lab, has been studying digital places and spaces and systems that take advantage of games, mobile devices, and

Which Classic Video Game Character Are You?

It's amazing to see how far video games have come. If we go back to the '80s, no one could imagine how some video games started. In fact, they started with just an idea in mind with a bunch of animated pixels called sprites. These sprites, however, also include some of our best characters. For example, from Duncky Konk The Mario franchise was born. Just think about Mario Bros and even Super Mario Bros games. What about Zelda and even Sonic? We all know these characters since our childhood, and 30 years later those characters also evaluate with the technology.  Everyone's favorite portly plumber used to look like a pointy-nosed old man. Now he looks like a well-defined mustachioed hero. Character's like Princess Zelda, Kirby, and even Lara Croft, saw the same treatment. But what if you were one of those characters? Witch of the classic video game character are you? I know this iss crazy to think about that, but if we take a moment we will find that retro and classic

Are 2D Games Still Popular in 2020?

In 2020, the video game industry is full of new releases. Whatever if you are a game designer working for a 3A game company, or even if you are just an indy game developer, chances are you probably ask this question yourself: are 2D games still popular in 2020? The answer might surprising because actually 2D games are more popular than ever before starting with the retrogaming industry. Thankfully, 2D gaming later saw a resurgence in the industry,  and with most of these AAA series receiving 2D (or at least 2.5D) entries. Just think of these popular indie games like Nuclear Throne, Hyper Light Drifter, and also Super Meat Boy! Those 2D video games pave the way forward for what was nearly a lost art. Even if some blockbusters like Red Dead Redemption 2, Fortnite, and Overwatch seems to dominate the market, there will always be a place for 2D pixel art somehow. We have to remember that a video game is still an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate v

The New THEVIC20 (Commodore VIC-20) Let's Check This Brand New Retrogaming Console

If we go back in the earlier '80s, Commodore Business Machines released a small computer dedicated to the whole family for less than $400US. You guessed that was the Commodore Vic-20, also known as the Commodore VC-20 in Germany(the name has changed due to the VIC bomb) and also the same computer was released under the name Vic-1001). Actually, the Vic-20 was my first computer ever where I've learned how to become a programmer using the old BASIC programming language. The VIC-20 was announced in 1980, roughly three years after Commodore's first personal computer, the PET. The VIC-20 was the first computer of any description to sell one million units worldwide. But today, the computer was kind of brought back to life from a company named Retro Games LTD and if you lived in the UK you can still place a pre-order on Amazon UK since the 30th of June 2020 while the official release will be only in Oct 23rd, 2020 on the whole European continent, a possibly a year later in No

Retrogaming Forever - Liero One Of The Best Game I Ever Played

As many of you probably know by now, I am a fan of retrogaming. I remember since the 80's I where my dad bought me an Atari 2600 VCS I felt in love with the world of computing. Since back then I became interested in programming as well. After playing games for many years on both my Commodore 64 and TRS-80 Color Computer, I slowly get involved in PC gaming. As you may know PCs at that time were not the ideal machine for games, but the '90s became the years of changes and one of the games that brought my attention was Liero. Conceived and created in 1998 Liero became a popular duel game in classrooms and homes alike. Between 1999 and 2005 the thriving Liero community created astounding maps, mods, and editors to enhance the experience of this amazing game. This is the final version of the original generation of Liero released in early 2000. Even after the last two decades, Liero maintains its popularity. If you are still an old fan of Liero, you will be more than happy to lear