[Coming of Age] SimCity 3000


SimCity 3000, member of the successful Maxis’ SimCity franchise turns 18th today, having been released in 1999. He’s like the unlucky sibling in the SimCity family: there’s  SimCity, born in 1989, the old and wise brother, there’s SimCity 2000, which came out in 1994, younger and more appealing and then there’s SimCity 4, the youngest…

[Coming of Age] Silent Hill


All hail to Silent Hill, that today will turn 18! This survival horror masterpiece follow the path of Resident Evil and, even if hasn’t the same charm, is always one of the best survival game I ever played. The foggy atmosphere (that strangely recalls my town one during the winter) was extremely catchy and it’s…

[Happy Birthday!] Final Fantasy VII


The Final Fantasy franchise it’s huge and it’s one of the longest among the sagas still living nowadays, since last year has been released Final Fantasy XV (for the joy of some of my followers, like The Shameful Narcissist). But 20 years ago, exactly today was released the VII installment of the series that, by…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 29/01/17


Hello guys! I realized that to collect games, play games, read books, watch movies, work, live, kiss my girlfriend, get, some cuddles, eat, drink and go the the toilet I would need a wide-than-Russia wallet and a 50hrs day.Everyday I keep looking online, reading your posts, watch your streams and I realize that I only…

[RetroConsole] Hello, who’s speaking? RCA Studio II!?


Can a console be old even in 1977, when you could count the “big” consoles using only the fingers of one hand? RCA made this possible when they released their telephone Studio II in January. While the gaming world was switching to the 2nd generation, leaving only a small space to the old PONG clones of ther 1st…

Freshly delivered! – Retro Gamer Issue #163


Hello guys! Yes, I know what you should think (or at least whoever among all of you has a subscription to Retro Gamer): “This issue is old! The new one is coming up in a few days!”. I know. I DAMN know it. Unfortunately with the delivery problems with issue #162, even the delivery of…

[Editorial] This is what I should play


Hello guys, As you remember, last week, exactly 7 days ago I wrote a post and started a poll to ask for your help and decide which game should I play in a shortlist of 7 titles. So, after these days we got a winner and the winner is *drum roll* Deus Ex! Thanks for…

[Coming of Age] Super Smash Bros.


Hello old games lovers, We celebrate today the 18th anniversary of Super Smash Bros. that marks the entrance of our mustachioed plumber in the world of fighting games, even though claiming this as a pure fighting game it will be a bit too much. Released in Japan on January 21st, 1999, Super Smash Bros. features all…

[Editorial] Unboxing NES Mini Classic!!!


Hi guys, Do you remember the mysterious package arrived a couple of days ago from Game Stop? That ugly package like a seashell contained the most beautiful pearl in the world, the NES Classic Mini! Finally, finally, FINALLY I got my copy of this long wanted piece of history. Since it’s difficult for me to…