Spectrum Legend Passes Away

Joffa in typical off-the-wall mode

Joffa in typical off-the-wall mode

It’s with a heavy heart that we must announce that famed Spectrum coder, Jonathan ‘Joffa’ Smith passed away at 10.30 on Saturday 26 June at the age of 43.

Although Jonathan was something of a recluse – his last public appearance was at last year’s Byte Back event – he was a regular on certain forums like World of Spectrum where he was affectionately known … [ Read More... ]

Day two of RG’s very brief E3 Roundup: Nintendo and Pit unveil the 3DS, Twisted Metal Nuke is heading to PS3, and Kirby takes up knitting

With both Nintendo and Sony’s keynote speeches delivered yesterday there’s far more news to get through today. And with Darran on holiday and a magazine to pull together I best get mi skates on. So, without further ado, here’s a quick rundown of more retro news to come from this year’s E3. 



The big news from Nintendo was the announcement of its new DS, the 3DS – which, as [ Read More... ]

RG’s very brief E3 Roundup: Rez 2, and another world from Another World creator

We’re very excited about this year’s E3. Why? Well we love games of course. This year’s E3 event officially kicked off yesterday evening (our time), so this morning I thought I’d give you a very brief rundown of a few announcements that you could tentatively argue fall within the bubble of retro. Be warned, I did say tentatively.   


Child Of Eden

From Sega Rally and Rez creator Tetsuya Mizaguchi comes [ Read More... ]

Weddings, RG Style

Some of you may be aware, particularly those of you who subscribe to Darran’s YouTube channel, that I got married recently. Now from the very start I was keen to add some kind of retro gaming aspect to the day, and after racking my brain thinking up ways of how to do it tastefully (that was the caveat laid down by Helen) settled on doing something with the table plan [ Read More... ]