Monthly Archives: August 2013

Disney Infinity Xbox 360 Review

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Ever watched a Disney movie and sat there thinking “Oh how I would love to be that character”? Well now with the all new Disney Infinity you can collect your very own Disney characters and take an adventure on the wild side. Find that character that is close to your heart and use their powers to battle your way through Continue Reading...

The Bureau – XCOM: Declassified Xbox 360 Review

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Riding on the back of the much coveted XCOM franchise and on the success of the underground hit from last year, The Bureau has no right to be as good, and fun as it is. Relieved from development hell, the game has had three different developers since 2006 and has changed from a first person game to a third person Continue Reading...

A guide to game collecting on Ebay

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Welcome to the Retro Joystick guide to game collecting on eBay.  Our very own Retro Clayton has devised a top 20 list of do’s and dont’s for you to consider when shopping with eBay.  We promise you once you read this list, you’ll be a top eBay purchaser indeed. 1) Have a maximum bid and stick to it. Yeah eBay Continue Reading...

Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 129 – That cheap sucker punch

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This week gamers on the Daily Joystick Podcast we discuss the latest news including Sony’s sucker punch towards Microsoft at this years Gamescom conference. Also making news, Saints Row 4 gets delayed for Aussie gamers, plus the entire Xbox One launch game line up is revealed and Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer announces his resignation. Also on the show, there’s editorials, Continue Reading...

GameRoom Essentials: A trip back to the Video Arcade

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The Arcade may be dead as we know it, but not today, not in Adelaide, and not at GameRoom Essentials.  Today I took a step back in time to my childhood and headed on out to GameRoom Essentials here in Adelaide.  The sounds of the arcade were alive and kicking for the first time for me on over a decade Continue Reading...

Retro Joystick Podcast Episode 6 – All the ways to Collect

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Welcome to this weeks Retro Joystick Podcast Episode 6. This week, we discuss Retro Game collecting from all angles, online versus in store, specialty shops, pawn brokers, garage sales, ebay, bull & sell swap groups and more. We give you the round up of all these methods and our personal preferences. So tune in, and start building that retro collection. Continue Reading...

SONY’s jab: Warranted or Unnecessary?

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Group CEO of SONY Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, was rather blunt when he said: “While others have shifted their message and changed their story, we were consistent in maintaining policies and a model that is fair and in tune with consumer desires.” Not surprisingly, this statement has become wood for the pyre when it comes to the next gen console Continue Reading...

Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 128 – Game sharing is back for Xbox One!

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This week on the Daily Joystick Podcast we discuss all the latest gaming news including the recent unboxing of the Xbox One and the brand new headset and 4K HDMI cable included inside every box.  Also, we look at the recent MA15 classification for Saints Row IV and compare that to GTAV’s R18 rating and our thoughts on the rating Continue Reading...

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Xbox 360 Review

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Opening out the winter/summer season of Arcade exclusives, nay possibly the last season for the Xbox before it all changes again is a big ask. Trust the Swedish to deliver a game that not only innovates but paints a disturbingly haunting unique tail of two brothers in crisis. Starbreeze studios and publishers 505 Studios in conjunction with “award winning Swedish Continue Reading...

Cloudberry Kingdom Xbox 360 Review

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Pwnee Studio’s newest arcade game Cloudberry Kingdom has hit the marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points or $9.95 for Playstation. So what are you waiting for! Jump and dodge your way through this review and see if this game is for you! Gameplay Cloudberry Kingdom is a 2D platform game that adapts to how well you finish a level and play Continue Reading...

Hyperkin “Superboy” review

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As gaming systems become older and more original systems live out their lifespans and retire to the retro junkyard in the sky, there is becoming a greater need for new systems to fill the niche left by the absence. At the height of Super Nintendo/Famicom popularity there where already quite a few Famicom/Super Famicom clones on the market. But as Continue Reading...

Top Five 1 v 1 Fighting Games

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Hello retro gamers, Retro Marty here and I’m back with my next top 5 list, this time focusing on a genre that is near and dear to my heart, the 1 on 1 fighter. Many of us like me will have fond memories of visiting an arcade when they were still around to play the latest and greatest fighters and Continue Reading...

Of Orcs & Men: Revisiting the Shadowrun

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For gamers who grew up in the early 90s and for fans of games during those first few years Kickstarter as a business model is really starting to pay off. As an average consumer even more so, because you don’t have to do anything and the 1000s of fans out there chipping in are paying, for your child hood memories Continue Reading...