[Old Firm] HAL Laboratory turns 40!


Hello everybody, In the panorama of the software houses that this year will celebrate important anniversaries, there’s one that maybe has less appeal compared to the usual ones like Konami, Namco and Bandai, but that has left a big mark in the history of videogames and ut’s HAL Laboratory, founded 40 years ago, on February…

[Old Firm] Accolade


Hello guys, During this year of important celebrations regarding some of the most important video games companies ever, find its own place even the “little” accolade, founded thirtyfive years ago today, November 12th, 1984. Accolade can be considered like a “grandson” of Atari: its founders, Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead, after being developers for Atari,…

[Old Film] Activision


I had told you that this year would have been full of anniversaries and afther the last one we celebrated, that of 130 years onf Nintento, we celebrate today the 40th of the first indipendent developer, Activision, founded today, October 1st, 2019. The story of Activision is closely related to that of Atari that back…

[Old Firm] Nintendo


If there’s a company that still today is synonym of videogames even though it’s not the only one around is surely Nintendo. In the mind of gamers and even common people who never put their hands on a console, nothing more than Nintendo summons the idea of quality games and, of course,  of their immortal…

[Old Firm] Infocom


Hello guys, If you’ve stumbled upon this post and you’re not passionate about gaming you may think that Infocom is a new online service providing news and infos about economy and finance. But if you’re reading this post because you know what Infocom means in the history of video games you can join me in…

[Old Firm] Capcom


Hello guys, In the big family of the old japanese companies, Capcom is the youngest and it’s impressive how many games has developed in such a short amount of time. Before Capcom there was I.R.M. founded on May 30th, 1979, 40 years ago by Kenzo Tsujimoto, then president of Irem. The real Capcom is the…

[Old Firm] Gremlin Interactive


Hello guys, If you were a kid back in the 80s you have most likely played one of Gremlin Interactive games. Formed on April 2nd, 1984 the british software house would be 35 today but unfortunately it dissolved in 2003. I’d like to celebrate it anyway because a lot of the most loved games released…

[Old Firm] Konami


Hello guys, As you will notice in the next weeks and months, 2019 will be a year dense of importants anniversaries: in fact througout the summer and autumn we will celebrate the 25 years of Cave, 35 years of Gremlin Interactive, Accolade and Psygnosis, 40 years of Capcom, Activision, SSI and Infocom, 45 years of…

[Old Firm] Epyx


Hello guys, What comes to mind if I say Automated Simulations? Probably nothing, huh? Well, and if I say Epyx? Probably now most of you start to understand the company we’re talking about. Epyx, originally known as Automated Simulations was one of the oldest companies ever and was formed in 1978, 40 yeasr ago, founded…

[Old Firm] Core Design


To some of you Core Design means only one thing: Tomb Raider. But if you’ve cut your teeth on personal computers in the lates 80s you’ll probably remember other entertaining games developed by this english firm, active from 1988. Core Design was founded exactly yesterday, May 13th of 30 years ago, in 1988, originally as…

[Old Firm] Konami


Hello guys, The protagonist of today’s [Old Firm] post is one of the most important companies in the history of video games, first in the arcades and then in the home entertaining, Konami. Even if you’re not a gamert but you have indulged sometimes in video games you’ve most likely played one of their games…

[Old Firm] Ultimate Play The Game


Hello guys, I’ve never checked (and I don’t even know if is possibile to do it) the average age of the followers of this blog, but I can assume it will be around around 30 (let’s say 28-32?) so most of you were born during the 80s, just like me, and maybe some of you have…