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[#] Mon Nov 28 2022 16:57:11 MST from rss <>

Subject: TGX – The Game Expo Is Coming To Melbourne in 2023

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Melbourne will now have another big gaming and pop culture event, TGX (THE GAME EXPO) – March 11-12, 2023! Move over PAX Aus, there is a new event for gaming, pop culture and tech, THE GAME EXPO, debuting March 2023 at the Melbourne Convention Centre. From the press release below, we can see that TGX’s […]

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https://ausretrogamer.com/tgx-the-game-expo-is-coming-to-melbourne-in-2023/

[#] Thu Nov 24 2022 00:04:54 MST from rss <>

Subject: Modding Our Arcade1Up Pinball With IntecGaming’s Nintendo Switch Panel

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[#] Wed Nov 23 2022 23:11:50 MST from rss <>

Subject: Aldi 80s Special Buys

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Whoa, Aldi are going back to the 80s with their latest Special Buys, Retro Entertainment!

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https://ausretrogamer.com/aldi-80s-special-buys/

[#] Sun Nov 20 2022 23:00:46 MST from rss <>

Subject: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration – Steelbook Edition

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Did you pre-order Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration - Steelbook Edition for your Nintendo Switch? We did!

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https://ausretrogamer.com/atari-50-the-anniversary-celebration-steelbook-edition/

[#] Thu Nov 17 2022 17:23:15 MST from rss <>

Subject: Numskull Designs Launches Space Invaders Quarter Arcades

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Numskull Designs have launched Space Invaders and Space Invaders Part II Quarter Arcades!

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https://ausretrogamer.com/numskull-designs-launches-space-invaders-quarter-arcades/

[#] Wed Nov 16 2022 22:04:32 MST from rss <>

Subject: Playing NES’ ‘Championship Bowling’ was Educational

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US correspondent, David Cutler reminisces how playing Championship Bowling on the NES was educational.

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https://ausretrogamer.com/playing-nes-championship-bowling-was-educational/

[#] Thu Dec 01 2022 18:00:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Kickstarter Kompilation: December 2022 edition

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[#] Thu Dec 01 2022 15:44:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Retro Re-release Roundup, week of December 1, 2022

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[#] Mon Dec 05 2022 18:00:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Retronauts Episode 498: Taito Part III

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We conclude the 80s and enter the extreeeeme 90s

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[#] Mon Dec 05 2022 13:22:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Gaming Memory: The Big Present

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Article By COZYSHIRO   Christmas has always been a big affair within my immediate family- it still is. Although my parents didn’t really have much money majority of the time, they would always somehow splurge out on us kids and make Christmas day memorable for us!   I found out many years later that the only way they were able to do this on their low incomes was a combination of saving for basically the whole year and getting out small loans.   When we were kids, my parents would always aim to get us the same quantity of presents except one of us would ultimately get what they would call, ‘The Big Present’- this would usually be something expensive and of high value.   It would cycle every year as to whose turn it would be. I.e one year it could be me, next year my sister, then my brother after that- but to be honest, it always felt like my brother got the bestest, biggest, most expensive gifts every year but I guess that’s the perks of being the youngest… and the only boy of the family.   However,   there was one year in particular where I can confidently say that I did get ‘The Big Present’.   To give you a bit of context, I’ve been playing video games since I was roughly 3-4 years old when I picked up my parent’s Mega Drive controller and sunk my teeth into Golden Axe 2!   From then on video games have always been a big part of my life.   I mean, it also didn’t help that my Aunt was an avid gamer too and whenever we would visit my grandparents, I would sit in her room for hours just to watch her play something.   There was one evening in particular that stood out to me.   Instead of playing her SEGA Mega Drive or even Master System, she was playing something new. A console I hadn’t even seen before- a Playstation one! At the time she was playing Tomb Raider, showing me around Lara’s mansion and when I say I became obsessed- I became obsessed.   That night, I decided I wanted to be Lara Croft and that I also wanted a PS1 for christmas.   I must have been maybe 8 years old when that finally happened.   The day that I got ‘The Big Present’, was also the day that I got my very own Playstation one in all its chunky grey glory.   It would have been the perfect christmas gift if it was bundled with Tomb Raider like I wanted but instead my console came with a game I hadn’t even heard of at the time called ‘Spyro the Dragon’. I would like to add that my parents have a habit of liking some really awful games and trying to convince us that ‘they were good’- mainly because they were cheap and I genuinely thought that this was one of these times.   I’ve always likened this moment to that Simpsons episode where Bart wanted this violent video game for christmas and instead he got an awful golf game. Bart pretends that he likes it and plays it for all of three seconds in the end credits.   This was exactly like that. Of course I was happy that I got a Playstation one but who the hell was this purple dragon and why was he not that tall brunette in a green tank top?!   I smiled. Pretended to like the game as I loaded the disc up and within the hour I was hooked. My thoughts on Spyro had changed and suddenly I couldn’t put down the controller as I was amazed at how colourful the graphics were and how much there was to explore- which at the time was very groundbreaking, especially coming off the back off 2D graphics.   I guess you could say that Spyro the Dragon became one of my first official ‘Christmas games’ and is a game I always try to revisit this time of year, just so I can hold on to that feeling I had when I was a kid.   Roll on 2019.   Many, many, many years later, I got gifted a new PS4 for Christmas by my fiance’ (as my old, second hand one was on its way out) and believe it or not, he had got me ‘Spyro: Reignited Trilogy’ to go with it.   Now I hadn’t even told him this story prior. I certainly didn’t ask for a new console this time let alone alluded to wanting Spyro, but I’d like to think that perhaps fate was trying to get me to relive my childhood 20 years later.   So that brings me onto my question of the day- what would you say was your unconventional go to game around the Christmas period? Article By  COZYSHIRO   Also follow on: https://twitter.com/cozy_shiro/ https://www.instagram.com/cozyshiro/

https://gamesyouloved.com/blog/2022/december/05/gaming-memory-the-big-present/

[#] Thu Dec 08 2022 18:00:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Is Die Hard Trilogy a Christmas game?

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This is not a trick question. The answer is yes; yes it is

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[#] Thu Dec 08 2022 15:20:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Retro Re-release Roundup, week of December 8, 2022

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[#] Mon Dec 12 2022 18:00:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Retronauts Episode 500: Retronauts Host Roundtable

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[#] Thu Dec 15 2022 16:24:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Retro Re-release Roundup, week of December 15, 2022

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[#] Tue Dec 20 2022 00:00:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Retronauts Episode 501: Cho Aniki

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You must be THIS SWOLE to listen

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[#] Thu Dec 22 2022 06:00:57 MST from rss <>

Subject: Retro Gamer issue 241 is out today!

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Our latest issue celebrates those radical reptiles, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

https://www.retrogamer.net/blog_post/retro-gamer-issue-241-is-out-today/

[#] Thu Dec 22 2022 16:09:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Retro Re-release Roundup, week of December 22, 2022

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Ride of the Valkyries (okay, just one).

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[#] Fri Dec 23 2022 06:30:26 MST from rss <>

Subject: Sensible Soccer

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How did this classic football game fare when brought to the Sega Master System?

https://www.retrogamer.net/retro_games90/sensible-soccer-2/

[#] Sat Dec 24 2022 02:17:46 MST from rss <>

Subject: Aladdin

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How did Edge feel that Aladdin's SNES outing compared to the Mega Drive version?

https://www.retrogamer.net/reviews/edge/aladdin-2/

[#] Sun Dec 25 2022 04:45:13 MST from rss <>

Subject: The Legend Of Kage

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Just what is it that makes Taito's ninja action game so special?

https://www.retrogamer.net/retro_games80/the-legend-of-kage/

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