How to create a PC for retro games

Retro’s not just for fashion, it’s for games too. Nathan Taylor shows you how to create your own retro gaming PC for cheap and turn it into your favourite old console using emulation.

Arduino Project 7: Build a Retro Gamebox

Our Retro Gamebox is built into a see-through container. The games market may well dwarf the music and movie industries combined in global revenue and new-release games offer lighting effects and texture detail that make you forget you’re in a game and not a movie. But there’s always something that tugs us back to retro…

Best apps for iPhone and iPad, March 2013

Spell Sword One of the finer retro hack’n’slashers.Price: $0.99 |  By: Everplay |  Store: App Store Currently sitting at the top of my must-play retro-inspired mobile app games of recent times list (yes I keep a lot of lists) is Spell Sword. There’s a great hectic action to this hack’n’slash that I find really compelling if heavily…

Best Apps for Android, November 2012

Bean’s Quest Boingin’ retro good times. Price: $1.99   |   By: Kumobius   |   From: Google PlayYou play a pixelated stereotyped Mexican jumping bean whose only real desire is to pick inexplicably floating pre-cut gems from a world filled with evil creatures (and the occasional axolotl). What will Bean do with these gems? Why has nobody else…

Retro gamepad turns your iPhone into a Nintendo NES

ThinkGeek and ION Audio — the people behind the original April-Fools-prank-becomes-real-product iCade arcade cabinet for the iPad — have now released a smaller cheaper gamepad for all iOS and (most) Android devices. The iCade 8-Bitty gamepad resembles a vintage analogue gaming controller such as you’d find on an 8-bit home console like the Nintendo Entertainment…

Final Freeway 2R: a heartfelt homage to ’80s arcade racer Out Run

To gamers of a certain age there’s a racing title that stands out as one of the most iconic machines of the ’80s video arcade: Out Run. A huge success on its release in 1986 partially due to the sheer presence of the game’s hydraulic cabinet (which physically mimicked the movements of the player’s onscreen…

ASUS N55SF – powerful high-end all-rounder with superior sound quality

For $1296 the 15.6in ASUS N55SF-V2G-SX005V is good value for money as it combines a beefy set of hardware with quite remarkable sound quality and a sturdy (if bulky) overall build. While the N55SF’s speakers are already pretty good the secret ingredient is a small external subwoofer that results in a superior audio experience compared…