Posts tagged with "retro"

K-pop Recap: January 2016

K-pop Recap: January 2016
K-pop Recap is a new set of articles aimed at looking back at the Korean music releases of each month. These recaps will include, indie, rock, pop, hip-hop and every other genre that is thrown our way. For many years there have been posts about each individual songs, but sometimes real life sets in and you realise that multiple people have released new songs and you’ve missed a whole week of updates. Now is your chance to look back and catch... 

Ben Landis – Adventures in Pixels Review

Ben Landis – Adventures in Pixels Review
Ben Landis’ new record, Adventures in Pixels, is an ambitious if not tame beast. Spanning 18 tracks (20 with the inclusion of two live extras), the album is a journey through the nostalgia of 8-bit and 16-bit computer game genres. Being a topic that is especially noticeable right now with the release of Disney’s Wreck-it Ralph and the recent one day transformation of East London’s Brick Lane into ‘8-bit Lane‘, Adventures... 

Travel at Zero to Sixty with SPiT LiKE THiS

Travel at Zero to Sixty with SPiT LiKE THiS
Regular attendees of our Expo’s may recognise Zion & Vikki from UK glam punk band, SPiT LiKE THiS. Their new album, “Normalityville Horror” was recently released with rave reviews:  “Being just about the coolest looking band in the UK, and playing music that sounds like no-one else…Looking like visitors to Mos Eisley spaceport when the industry wants you to look like You Me At f***ing Six, Spit Like This are instantly seen as... 

ShiftyLook Webcomic Panel with New Marv Wolfman Title

ShiftyLook Webcomic Panel with New Marv Wolfman Title
Yesterday at the London MCM Expo, Namco Bandai and ShiftyLook hosted a panel to discuss some of their current and upcoming webcomic series’. The panel was hosted by Marv Wolfman, Dean Haspiel, Ben McCool, Jim Zub, Matt Moylan and Dax Gordine. They started by talking about their main aims as a group. Their aim is to revive retro titles which are no longer in use, and to continue the stories that they started. Working with the entire Namco Bandai... 

Fist Puncher Preview

Fist Puncher Preview
Indie game developers Team2Bit, winners of IGN‘s The Next Game Boss, recently finished their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the development of their new game Fist Puncher for PC and Xbox Live Indie Games. The game is a “retro-styled, side scrolling beat ‘em up” in which players control one of a team of vigilantes to get through a series of levels by punching, kicking, using special attacks and utilising weapons dropped... 

Washington’s Wig Review

Washington’s Wig Review
For what initially seemed a very simple game, a single button game with a single main mechanic, Washington’s Wig has a surprising amount of depth and humour that really helps keep it fresh. Coming from Team2Bit, who we recently interviewed here on MCM Buzz, Washington’s Wig was the winning game in IGN’s The Next Game Boss video game development talent competition. Teams of game developers were challenged to create a playable game... 

Interview with Developer Experimental Gamer (Updated)

Interview with Developer Experimental Gamer (Updated)
As a long time fan of retro Nintendo RPGs I’ve often wondered why more genres never got the Japanese style RPG treatment. One of the genres I had long given up hope of seeing made into an RPG was the Wild West genre. I have been lucky enough to interview Ben Rubach and Dave Welch from Experimental Gamer, developers of the newly announced Wild West RPG Boot Hill Heroes. We discussed Kickstarter, what makes their campaign different, their inspirations... 

Interview with Indie Developers Team2Bit

Interview with Indie Developers Team2Bit
In the last decade there has been an increased number of people becoming better known after getting exposure for their talents through reality TV shows, be it The X Factor for singers, or Got to Dance for dancers. Recently, six indie development teams were invited to take part in an IGN reality show called The Next Game Boss and I was lucky enough to be able to interview the winners, Jake and Matt Lewandowski of Team2Bit (known on the show as... 

New Mario Kart 7 Trailer Released

New Mario Kart 7 Trailer Released
A new trailer was recently released for Nintendo’s latest racing offering, Mario Kart 7. The game is due to be released on Nintendo 3DS on 4th December, and will feature the familiar Mario Kart facing format that has gained a significant following ever since the first installment, Super Mario Kart, was released on the SNES in 1992. Mario Kart 7 will feature 32 courses, including a large variety of retro courses made famous in the previous... 

Review: Galaga Legions DX

Review: Galaga Legions DX
It may not be as fondly remembered as Pac-Man or Space Invaders but Galaga was one of the pioneering titles behind the top down shooter and video games in general. Fortunately Namco knows this and has therefore included it in its Namco Generations series, along with Pac-Man and Metro-Cross. Unfortunately Galaga Legions DX deviates from the original’s formula in a way that won’t be appreciated by all its fans. The original Galaga was... 
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