I just think they’re neat

By the summer of 2000 the once pioneering PlayStation was a thoroughly decrepit six years old and now the ageing budget alternative to the glorious next-gen delights of Sega's online Dreamcast and Sony's own PlayStation 2. Like every other console before it the PlayStation was supposed to politely fade into obscurity, its remaining stock swiftly … Continue reading I just think they’re neat

Something old, something new, and one dragon who’s very blue

Graphically updating old games must feel a lot like being asked to nail custard to a wall: It's a lot of messy effort for all involved and by the end of it nobody's really happy with the way things turned out. Even the best-intentioned daub of next-gen polygonal polish can turn out badly - old … Continue reading Something old, something new, and one dragon who’s very blue

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

This troubled Neo Geo CD release of Shinsetsu Samurai Spirits: Bushido Retsuden marks one of the too-few occasions SNK's well-intentioned stab at creating a more mainstream sort of home consumer hardware didn't receive an inferior (if vastly more affordable) port of a pre-existing AES game and have to pretend it was grateful for the second-hand … Continue reading Absence makes the heart grow fonder