In 2013, Sony launched the successor to the PlayStation 3. After falling behind and having an arguably rocky start on the commercial market with the PS3, with the console being released almost a year after the Xbox 360 and the Wii, the company decided that they needed to be ahead of the market and started to work on the new console as early as 2008.
Happy Alien Day everyone! To celebrate we have a special blog all about the hit arcade game Aliens (based off of the film of the same name).
Atari’s Pit fighter took a step into the future of arcade gaming upon its release in 1990, as it was the first example of using digitised live actors for in game scenes. This was created through the blue screen method wherein an actor would act out the moves and speech which would then be replayed in the game.
After the success of the Wii, high expectations were on Nintendo’s shoulders to make the next big thing in gaming. The company had to decide whether to create the Wii U to be alike the Wii and keep their casual gamer audience, or work on more conventional gaming alike the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Shigeryu Miyamoto, who designed the console, planned for the system to support full HD and 3D capabilities to keep up-to-date with the latest television hype of the day. This lead to high demands from Nintendo and the Wii U team to create a top of the range console.
Released in 1986, Wonder Boy became an instant classic. Originally featuring in arcades around the world, the hit game was ported to many consoles and spanned 5 sequels in its initial run.
The 1990 Batman arcade game was based on the 1989 film starring Michael Keaton (Batman) and Jack Nicholson (The Joker), whose voice clips appear in-game. The game was a scrolling beat em up where the player would have to fight their way through stages based on in-film locations to eventually battle the Joker face on. Other stages of the game included allowing the player to control the Batmobile and the Batwing. Continue reading
Happy Easter Everyone!
To celebrate we’ll be looking at the best hidden Easter Eggs in retro games… Continue reading
The PlayStation portable is a handheld system that was said to rival Nintendo’s domination of the subsequent market. Unveiled in 2004, the system was the most powerful portable system launched for its time. Featuring high-end graphics, multimedia capabilities, PS3 connectivity, other PSP connectivity and internet connection. The handheld was ultimately succeeded by the PlayStation Vita.
Yooka Laylee is the highly anticipated game due for upcoming release on biggest gaming platforms. Considered a ‘spiritual successor’ to the Banjo Kazooie series of games, after many years the creators of these hit games have reunited to bring Yooka Laylee to life.
Final Fight (1989)
Originally set to be the sequel to Street Fighter, Final Fight ended up spanning its own series of games with total revenue being 3.4 million for the series.