What period of time is the ‘Retro Gaming’ era?

Nintendo 64 controller and games

When we think of retro gaming, we’re often filled with nostalgia for the pixelated worlds, iconic characters, and unforgettable soundtracks of our childhoods. But what exactly constitutes retro gaming? Let’s journey through the history of video games and consoles, identifying key periods and elements that define retro gaming. We’ll also explore the significance of retro … Read more

Why is Retro Gaming So Popular?

Retro gaming has experienced a resurgence in popularity over the past few years, with many gamers embracing the classic titles that defined their childhoods. The phenomenon of retro gaming is widespread, encompassing not only video games but also consoles and gaming culture from decades past. But why is retro gaming so popular? This essay will … Read more

Snatcher: A Groundbreaking Cyberpunk Adventure

Snatcher is a cyberpunk-themed graphic adventure game developed by Konami and directed by Hideo Kojima. Initially released for the PC-8801 and MSX2 computer platforms in Japan in 1988, it was later ported to several other systems, including the Sega CD, TurboGrafx-CD, and PlayStation. Despite its age, “Snatcher” remains a fascinating and engaging game that has … Read more

Video Game Emulation: Is it legal to use emulators and download ROMs?

Video game emulation has been a popular subject among gaming enthusiasts for decades, and for a good reason. It allows players to experience classic games on modern hardware, often with improved graphics, audio, and other features. In this article, we will delve into the history of video game emulation, discuss the legalities surrounding emulators and … Read more

Marshall Phone Looks and Sounds Like Their Iconic Guitar Amps

Marshall 'London' Smartphone

Marshall – the British makers of what would have to be the world’s most famous guitar amplifiers (for the non musical readers, that’s the stacked up grey boxes at the back of Guns ‘n Roses music videos) – have come completely out of left field and released a smartphone. It’s called ‘London’, and like most … Read more

Nikola Tesla Described the Modern Smartphone in 1926

Just saw this sweet little writeup on Big Think, pointing out this quote from the man himself: “When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, … Read more