Retro Gaming Australia

Retro Reading #24

by on Jan.24, 2011, under Retro Reading

Wow, two consecutive weekly Retro Readings? Will this continue? Probably not, but we’ll try and do something every week to make it look like someone gives a damn.

None this week from the looks of it.

Recommended Reading
Iwata Asks: The Virtual Boy at Nintendo
It’s pretty rare for Nintendo to acknowledge that the Virtual Boy exists, but to see Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto and Shigesato Itoi discussing it is pretty awesome. Miyamoto’s comments in particular are interesting, though you can sense a degree of discomfort in his discussing of the subject.

Game Boy 101 at Racketboy
Good introductory article for all things Game Boy if you’ve not really investigated the system much. Just don’t expect anything totally accurate – for example, the article claims Gunpei Yokoi created the Tamagotchi (that was Akihiro Yokoi of WiZ Co Ltd).

Police Quest, Blandia, Primal Rage at Hardcore Gaming 101
Another round of HG101’s fantastic in-depth articles – Kurt seems to be updating on a near weekly schedule now. And no, Blandia is not a cheeky jab Grandia II‘s story.

Gaming in the Philipines at Hardcore Gaming 101
Always interesting to see how the rest of the world does it. Not exactly much history here per se, but still cool.

Blinx: The Time Sweeper, Toe-Jam and Earl, Ratchet & Clank at Eurogamer Retro
I’ve been leaving Eurogamer Retro out lately as their articles were getting a bit dull, but since John Walker wrote this piece on just how terrible Blinx: The Time Sweeper is, I consider them to be redeemed. In my early reviewing days, someone once tried to defend Blinx by claiming that the main character’s being “a cute kitty!” made up for the mangled gameplay.

Unseen64 Updates
Unseen64 went down during this update. Stability ftw.

Virtual Console Updates

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