Videogames highlights - July 2017

October 11, 2017 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 
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In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances Eh, good times when retro gaming was an activity performed by me, Nicola Salmoria and a few other mad fellows obsessed with raster graphics and arcade games based on Motorola CPUs. Nowadays old games are trendy, they feed the buying and selling market of used and rare stuff that doesn’t know price limits or, even worse, an endless revival of the classic machines emulated on low-profile hardware. In this new world of old bits that never go out of fashion every discovery of an unfinished prototype becomes almost an event, and a historic game like the first Half-Life is still being supported with patches and bugfixes 19 years after its release. For Valve, at least, there is a valid excuse: they don’t make original games any more.

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Videogames highlights - December 2016

April 14, 2017 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 
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In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances One of the craziest things I have ever heard is that SEGA would like to make films and TV series based on Streets of Rage and Altered Beast. The truth is that video games are just video games and certain titles of the past don’t work well if used for different kinds of entertainment, even though publishers still pretend they don’t understand after all these years of nasty stuff and box office flops. A classic video game can afford getting a mod where objects and bullets grow legs, just to say, but a film about Altered Beast’s beastly transformations will always be a very bad idea.

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