Posted on 24 October, 2016 at 11:20PM
Considering Billy recently posted that Rayman 2 review, this is perfect timing! The creator of Rayman, Michel Ancel, recently unearthed an EPROM cartridge of a long lost, canceled Rayman game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. He posted images of the unreleased game to his Instagram account. According to Ancel, "We thought it was lost, but somewhere in the cold electronic circuit, something was alive."
The original Rayman launched in 1995 for the Atari Jaguar, Sony PlayStati
Posted on 11 September, 2016 at 7:06PM
Have you heard of Interplay? They're the company that published titles such as Earthworm Jim, Boogerman, MDK, and Descent. Obviously they have fallen on hard times, since they announced that they're going to be selling off all of their intellectual properties. Turns out this is an all or nothing deal, so people can't just buy Earthworm Jim for example. No price has been listed, people interested have been instructed to contact Wedbush's Joe Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Do you or someone you know have possibly thousands of dollars laying around? Well this is your chance!
But seriously, I'm hoping these IPs go to a worthy developer, and not languish like many IPs have in the past, like System Shock. I'd especially love to see another MDK come out.
What do you think?
Posted on 11 August, 2015 at 9:06PM
Hello there! I have been working hard on the back-end of RotW. Part of this was updating the login system to be more secure. As a result, all previous passwords had to be dumped. If you are already registered, you should have recieved an e-mail containing a new (temporary) password. If you did not, feel free to e-mail me (address listed in my profile). If you haven't registered yet... then register damn it!
In addition, comments now support the following BBCode tags: [b], [u], [i], [s
Posted on 12 July, 2015 at 7:05PM
President and CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, passed away on July 11.
I've known about the guy since before he became Nintendo's president, back when he was a programmer at HAL Laboratory, through reading issues of Nintendo Power. I still remember being surprised when he was crowned president, because it seemed like such an unexpected thing at the time, for someone at his position to ascend to the top so quickly. Being that I've been playing HAL's games ever since I was a kid, Iwata's
Posted on 4 July, 2015 at 5:58PM
Happy 4th of July, everyone! To celebrate, here's some cool bit of retro related news. First, in the event that you don't already know this, I'll give a little background information to help you understand the context behind this story: around 25 years ago, Nintendo and Sony entered into a partnership to create a CD capable console, but those plans fell through and the thing never saw commercial release. There were, however, a number of prototypes produced. One of those prototypes has alleged
Posted on 23 June, 2015 at 10:29PM
Apparently, Nintendo was seriously considering releasing a new F-Zero for the Wii U at some point. According to this, Nintendo asked the Burnout and Need for Speed developer, Criterion Games, to create a demo for a new possible F-Zero title for the Wii U. Former Criterion Games creative director, Alex War
Posted on 22 May, 2014 at 11:27AM
So it looks like Nintendo WFC is still around, albeit in a limited and unofficial fashion. A group of intrepid Nintendo fans have set up a server that responds to many WFC requests, and is allowing some games to still go online. The system works by redirecting traffic from Nintendo's now defunct servers to a homebrew one set up by GitHub user Polaris, and handles matchmaking, online chat, and many
Posted on 22 April, 2014 at 5:21PM
So Nintendo has been a little late to get on the DLC bandwagon. While most companies have been on the DLC train for several years, it wasn't until recently that Nintendo started doing it, with games like New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Mario Bros. 2. This time, Nintendo is going to have a ton of DLC for their upcoming golf game, Mario Golf: World Tour, soon to be released for the 3DS on May 2nd. Nintendo is even doing this "Season Pass" thing, which I still have no idea what that means.
Posted on 2 April, 2014 at 4:47PM
EDIT: This promotion is now over.
What a funny coincidence. The day after the Billy's Sonic Site april fools prank, Sonic CD is free for android on the amazon app store. This is a really fun game, if you like 2D platformers. A lot of Sonic fans say CD is their favorite in the whole series. For me, its in second place. This version has a Sonic 2 styled spindash, both soundtracks (US and JPN/EU), and you can even play as Tails after beating it. I highly recommend it. Again, this is the
Posted on 31 March, 2014 at 11:01PM
Since the whole retro of the week thing wasn't working out, I decided to go back to the first site I created. We will now be dedicated to all Sonic content, all the time! I hope you enjoy the new/old site. Please be patient while we transition over.