There’s nothing like a good action/RPG hybrid to close out the year, and December 31st, 1997 saw the US release of this adventure on the original Playstation by Working Designs, the now-defunct purveyors of Japanese awesome. As the titular silent protagonist, you alone have the power to enter the dreams of others and do battle […]
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Today in retro gaming, we remember Courier Crisis for the Playstation, released in 1997, in which Paperboy found himself all grown up, living in the big city, and turning to the life of insanity known as ‘bicycle courier’ to pay the bills. “Grand Theft Schwinn”? Eh…not exactly.
It took a few years, but Midway ported the PC classic Doom to the Playstation and unleashed Hell on earth all over again back on this day in 1995. Almost two decades later, we’re still playing Doom on our Playstation consoles thanks to the release of iD’s incredible trilogy earlier this year. Got your shotgun […]
Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Agile Warrior: F-111X on the Playstation. Released on the 2nd of November in 1995, Agile Warrior arrived on the heels of its launch title competition (Air Combat) by two months. To stand out from the small crowd of flight simulators appearing on Sony’s machine, Virgin Entertainment’s […]
Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Grand Theft Auto 2. While it wasn’t yet the powerhouse we know today, Rockstar’s sequel to its original top-down crime spree spectacular upped the ante with more weapons, missions and vehicles…and a brand-spankin’ new city to call your own.
Scary games debuting in October is a course of history, so it’s no surprise Alien Resurrection sprang into stores on the 10th of this month. What is surprising? It came out in 2000, more than three years after the movie. Somebody’s got some explaining to do.
If you consume horror games the way most people consume Big Macs, if you regularly stroll through Resident Evil with one hand tied behind your back, if you routinely play Fatal Frame for laughs, then you probably consider yourself the type of badass who doesn’t scare easily. You’d take it as a personal affront to […]
Suikoden was one of those surprise releases on Playstation One back in the mid to late 1990′s from Konami. Having been lucky enough to play it when it first released helps with understanding the value of this fan translation of volume 2 of the digital/visual novels (think Choose Your Own Adventure books but in a […]
Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Final Fantasy VIII on the Playstation with this rather, uh, “iconic” ad from the pages of GamePro magazine back in 1999. Final Fantasy VIII is the story of how one game company and one system manufacturer worked together to perfectly sabotage the holy living shit out […]
RAWR!! Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Dino Crisis on the Playstation with this classic ad culled from the pages of GamePro Magazine. Capcom’s insidious crossbreed of Jurassic Park and Resident Evil began hunting gamers back on this day in 1999, and we think it’s still just as scary fourteen years later.