Posts tagged Playstation 3
It’s finally good to see the future of GAME has now been resolved. The games industry needs a presence on the high street rather than being available in shops selling carrots, slabs of meat and dog food. Whilst it is good that you can get games at supermarkets, this particular product and market needs a specialist retailer – regardless of what your opinions are of the people who work there and their technical abilities.
So what has GAME got to do going forward. From the suggestion box these spurt forth like a spurting thing :
Dateline : 18th March 2012
It’s only appropriate on Mother’s Day to post this article. Why ? Well back in the day having seen this following piece of kit shown off in all the magazines and through adverts on the TV, you would have been pestering your Mum to get this for you. And boy you’d be in for a crushing disappointment. It’s the Sega Mega CD….
When a console reaches the end of it’s life cycle in these technologically advanced days, companies will look to the future and bring out a new improved machine to replace it. Granted, this could take a few years of development and testing but once a console’s time has come, it has come and the end is not far off. Back in the day, companies would look to add-ons and expansions to their existing machines to squeeze as much life out of it as possible.
Dateline 13th March 2012
With the fragile future of GAME hanging in the balance, it seemed only appropriate to say a few words in passing whilst with each day that goes by we wonder if the retail giant is heading towards it’s own Game Over….
Being a gamer it is almost impossible to ignore the continual slide and slow demise of the Game group over the last few months. I have thought long and hard about writing this article, but with news over the weekend that there is likely to be no rescue package and that the company will be left to wither away, I felt it was time to chuck in my two cents and say what I really think about it all.
Dateline : 5th March 2012
As birthdays come and go, every now and then one of them is a milestone. Be it 16, 18, 21, the dreaded 40 and the even more dreaded 65 – only one stands above them all. That is the Big One and RetroBear joins in the centenary celebrations of Retro Gamer Magazine…..
Dateline : 10th February 2012
I’d like to make one thing clear about this retro alphabet thing – by no means at all is this a definitive list. There are going to be omissions, this list is simply a start ; a sort of launchpad if you will. It is something I want to add to as time goes on and yes it will eventually see names like Mario, Sonic and Zelda in there. However if you are a regular RetroSection-ite you will know that we prefer to look at some of the more obscure as opposed to the mass marketed.
4th January 2012
Is it too much to ask for something a little different ? After all if everything is the same over and over again it all becomes a bit safe and predictable. After casting an eye over some of 2012’s big game releases, RetroBear sharpens his claws once again for another attack on modern gaming….
3rd January 2011
Better late than never, RetroBear takes you on a journey by train to “That London” as he attends the first ever London Gaming Convention and has a thoroughly enjoyable time of it….
You may recall towards the end of November I mentioned I had been invited to the first London Gaming Convention not far from Arsenal Football Club. Well the good news is I did manage to attend. The bad news is it took me so long to write an article about it. However I can report that, despite a few teething problems, and those I can’t really comment on as I did not take take part, I found the whole thing to be really rather good.
As the holiday season starts to wind down and Retrobear finds he can no longer put off standing on those scales just to see how much he has eaten in 2 weeks, he takes time out to reflect on the year 2011 and looks forward to 2012.
Well it has been a funny old year for yours truly, especially when you consider at the start of 2011 Retrosection didn’t actually exist. We rose from the ashes of the now-defunct Gamefancier site and it’s been a good move. True, perhaps I haven’t been here posting as much as I should have done but I think overall there has been enough content on the site over time to give you a feel of what we are all about here.
Here is a real opportunity for all retro and current games fans. Coming up this weekend at the Rocket Complex, Holloway Road in London is the first ever London Gaming Convention. Check below for further details of this fabulous event and register your interest. Seriously it beats dragging yourself up and down the high street Christmas shopping !
Retrosection will be in attendance and we hope to have some reviews and pictures of just what went on and what you will miss out on if you don’t go ! So check out the website below and all the details and RetroBear hopes to see you there !
London Gaming Con is fast approaching this 3-4 December. Make sure to Register Now for the event which will bring Gamers together! It will be a 1,000 person-event by fans for fans at the Rocket Complex on Holloway Road, taking place from 11am in the morning right through to well past midnight. Remember, you must be over the age of 18 by 3rd December to attend.
If you register and pay now then you can get Saturday for just £8 and Sunday for just £6. (On the day entry without pre-paying is £10 per day).
|Party till 1am!
Ultimate Championship: Win £100
Over THIRTY game tournaments
Play Latest Games Casually
Extensive Retro Zone
Bass Invaders Rave!
|Game Developers Talks
CoLD StoRAGE Live
Sunday Sonic Party
Whose Game is it Anyway?
|Area 11 Live-Band
YGO/MtG TCG Tournaments
Bands & Chiptunists
Buy VG Goodies
Nintendisco & ClubSEGA
Ashens, Guru Larry, Benzaie
MUCH MUCH MORE!
START PLANNING YOUR DAY NOW
Stakes Tournaments (Cash Entry, Big Prizes): Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Super Smash Melee, Blazblue Continuum Shift 2, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade, Arcana Heart 3, Ultimate Marvel v Capcom 3, King of Fighters XIII, Animeleague’s Dance Dance Revolution
StandardsTournaments (Free Entry): Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Animeleague’s Dance Dance Revolution, Counter Strike Source, Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, Micro Machines, Tetris 64, Goldeneye 64, Sonic 2, Super Mario (original), Halo Anniversary, Gears of War 3, Mortal Kombat 9, US2, Modern Warfare 3, Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Brawl, Sonic Generations, Blazblue, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade, Forza, Phantasy Star
Dateline : 22nd November 2011
The end is in sight and now is the time to roll out some of the good stuff. Roll around your living room and pop out to shoot the bad guys, it’s Time Crisis…..