Unleash Your C64 Game Creativity

cartridge-C64-16k-COMPODo you have a C64 game idea burning inside of you? Do you have what it takes to make a C64 game? Unleash your game creativity (and possibly win some prizes!) in the annual RGCD C64 16KB Cartridge Game Development Competition.

The competition is open till December 1 2014 for all you budding developers. Enter now! You never know, we may be playing your game in the near future!

image source: RGCD


Montage of Computer Hacking In 80s Films

From Real Genius, War Games and Weird Science, to TRON, Spies Like Us and Cloak & Dagger, how many other 80s movies can you spot from this montage of computer hacking in films?

The team at Found Item Clothing have done a stellar job in collating and presenting the silliest, best and iconic hacking scenes from the big screen. Oh the nostalgia!

Source: FoundItemClothing


MVGS3: Use Your Retro Gaming Controllers On Your Smartphone or Tablet

1-Mvgs3-AusretrogamerAttention retro gamers! Do not throw out your much loved old joysticks (or gamepads)!

Patrice Daubaire’s new invention, the MVGS3 (Multi Video Games System Three), allows up to 95 different retro gaming controllers to be used to navigate and also play games on your new smartphone and tablet! With the patent still pending, let’s all hope this awesome creation gets a commercial release soon (Ed: Perhaps Kickstarter could help?)

Just in case you were not aware of Patrice’s inventing pedigree, his previous creation, the MVGS2-Dream-Station made jaws drop all around the world a year ago (Ed: I am still picking up mine off the floor.)!

We will be keeping a close eye on this one and will hopefully be getting our grubby mits on it very soon!


source: PAT47200

Cosplay Highlights from the 2014 London Film and Comic Con

LFCC2014_titleDid you miss out on the 2014 London Film and Comic Con event? Yeh, it sucks, so did we.

Before you start feeling sorry for yourself, relax and watch this awesome cosplay highlights package from this year’s event.

Source: Sneaky Zebra


Good Game Top 100: Australia’s Favourite Games

GoodGameTop100_hdrFor Australian viewers, I am sure I don’t have to introduce Good Game to you. For everyone else, Good Game is a popular Australian weekly program dedicated to video gaming. The show is broadcast nationally and is packed with the latest gaming news and events, gaming tips, reviews and interviews with game developers. The hosts, Bajo (aka: Steven O’Donnell) and Hex (aka: Stephanie Bendixsen) are the dynamic duo that bring you the latest in video gaming!

Anyway, Good Game is currently seeking your vote for their upcoming ‘Good Game top 100 games of all time’ program. You can cast your vote now, but you better hurry, as voting closes at midnight this coming Sunday, 27 July 2014.

The results will be announced in their show on Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 8:30pm on ABC2 (and also on their website). So what are you waiting for, go and cast your vote now! It counts!

Here is the Good Game How To Vote video (tongue firmly in cheek!)

source: Good Game

Getting Cosy At The Commodore Club

On a chilly winter’s day, things were getting quite heated at the Commodore Club meet; from Paul trashing yours truly in a ‘Brazil v Germany’ scoreline in Hat Trick, to Weird and Retro’s Aleks ‘Serby‘ Svetislav smashing my time record on Micro Hexagon. I was definitely off my game (Ed: pun fully intended)!

Win or lose, it is always fun playing old school games with friends in the comfort of a nice and warm (Ed: non-hostile?) environment. When it’s cold out there, the Commodore Club is the place to be at. Bring on next month’s meet!

Line’em up baby!

Yours truly impressing the lads in Micro Hexagon!

Brazil (yours truly) v Germany (Paul) = FIFA World Cup 2014 scoreline!

After being brutalised in Hat Trick, I had to test out the equipment. It wasn’t faulty!

Paul (aka: ZenMareRetro) having a crack on Jeff Minter’s Lazer Zone

Get to the choppa! Do it now!

Free eBook: The History of Psygnosis

RA_Episode_92_Psygnosis__Do you like free stuff? What a silly question to ask. Of course you do!

The Retro Asylum crew, together with Paul Driscoll, have created an excellent eBook on one of video gaming’s iconic developer, Psygnosis. Who could forget their awesome box-art (and brilliant games too)!

Do yourself a favour and grab the eBook here (it is free!). While you are at it, you may want to listen to the companion ‘The History of Psygnosis’ podcast too.