Ron Gilbert reveals concept art from his Double Fine project

Ron Gilbert has revealed two pieces of character art from his new project for Double Fine.

Unveiled on his personal blog, Gilbert revealed that the ‘playable’ characters are from a game idea he’s had rolling around in his head since before Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island.

Knowing Ron was big into adventure games before creating Maniac Mansion, and enjoyed the Seirra graphic adventure games King’s Quest and Space … [ Read More... ]

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 isn’t as good as Commando – 3 reasons why

In a new feature we’ll be trying our best to explain to you why modern games such as Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City fail to match up to retro games. In the firing line this week is Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and doing the shooting is Capcom’s Commando.  

The launch wasn’t as sad

This year’s Call Of Duty launch mania is thankfully over: its an annual steeplechase that … [ Read More... ]

Racketboy Podcast #30 – Henry Lowood on Game Preservation


Henry Lowood, Ph.D.

Henry Lowood was the leader of the first “Preserving Digital Worlds” group, funded by the U.S. Library of Congress, and is currently involved in “Preserving Digital Worlds II” as well as in the “How They Got Game” project at Stanford University.  He is a well-known advocate for ensuring that future generations have access to the history of video games, and his work as a curator, historian, and … [ Read More... ]

Skyrim Vs Adventure

Elder Scrolls V: Skrim is already being hailed as one of the best adventures games of all time. But is this analysis correct? Does it deserve the accolades that have been bestowed on it? More importantly, have reviewers actually played Adventure for the Atari 2600?

Join Retro Gamer, as we explain why Atari’s hit 2600 game, still has Skyrim beat.

Ooooh. There are dragons in Skyrim, they’re big and … [ Read More... ]