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Together Retro Game Club: Street Fighter III

Together Retro Game Club: Street Fighter III

Presented by Flake New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. First there was Street Fighter II: The World Warriors. Then there was Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. Then there were people who pretended to have liked the original Street Fighter. Fast forward and you have 3 or 4 other editions of Street Fighter II. Then Capcom spent quite a bit of time with a prequel series [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Metal Slug

Together Retro Game Club: Metal Slug

Presented by Flake New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Any gamer with first-hand memories of the early 90’s can tell you about the big red arcade cabinets that populated the local movie theater or skate rink. These boxes weren’t Street Fighter II. They weren’t Donkey Kong. Even though they had 2 or maybe 6 games, you were not going to find Mortal Kombat or X-Men [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Daytona USA

Together Retro Game Club: Daytona USA

Presented by noiseredux New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. If you entered an arcade in the 90s, you were sure to find a racing game or two. Those gigantic machines that you’d sit in and feel the steering wheel in your hands; the gas pedal under your foot. For some of us who were still years away from driving a car in real life, arcade games like these were [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

Together Retro Game Club: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

Presented by Ack New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. World War II has been a setting in First Person Shooters since the dawn of the modern FPS, with Wolfenstein 3D proving as the blueprint for numerous titles to come. The setting provided easily recognizable weapons, an entire world of potential locales, and a nearly universally-hated foe in the Nazis. However it would take the involvement of [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Puyo Puyo

Together Retro Game Club: Puyo Puyo

Presented by noiseredux New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Puyo Puyo is a 1991 puzzle game that exists within the popular “falling blocks” and “tile matching” sub-genres. Its roots were firmly planted in the arcade, thus the Player Versus Player slant that has remained important to the series. So join us this month as we match up Puyos and send garbage over to our opponents! [...]

Together Retro Game Club: R-Type

Together Retro Game Club: R-Type

Presented by Dsheinem New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Irem’s 1987 game R-Type is regarded as one of the preeminent shmups in gaming history for good reason: it is beautiful to look at and listen to, challenging to conquer, and both innovative and influential in meaningful ways. R-Type is this month’s game for Together Retro, and we invite everyone to join in the fight against the [...]

Hidden Gems of PC Strategy (GOG Edition)

Hidden Gems of PC Strategy (GOG Edition)

In Part 3 of our Hidden Gems of GOG series, the topic is Strategy. We decided to combine all types of strategy games into one article, so you will see a mix of real time and turn-based games across time periods and subgenres. Strategy games have been around since the dawn of time, but computer strategy games first arrived in the early days of the 1980s. While SSI’s Computer Bismarck (1980) is regarded by many as the first strategy pc [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee

Together Retro Game Club: Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee

Presented by Alienjesus New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This month in Together Retro we explore the first entry in OddWorld Inhabitant’s OddWorld series. Many of us have worked awful jobs in our lifetime, but poor old Abe’s takes the cake – not only is he a slave, but his ‘employer’ RaptureFarms plans to turn Abe and all of his fellow Mudokan’s into Tasty Treats and [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Pitfall

Together Retro Game Club: Pitfall

Presented by Dsheinem New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Pitfall! is often credited as being the first platformer available on a home console, and while this distinction is up for debate, it is certainly one the earliest and most influential platformers to grace the home video game market. David Crane’s masterful creation pushed the limits of the Atari VCS, helped establish Activision as a major developer, [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Together Retro Game Club: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Presented by Flake New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Have you ever had one of those days where you wake up in the middle of the night aboard the military space ship you’re contracted to be on as a body guard for an important government official, just to find that the ship is being shot at and you are wrapped up in events that will shape [...]

2015 Dreamcast Homebrew & Indie Titles: The Dreamcast Keeps On Living!

2015 Dreamcast Homebrew & Indie Titles: The Dreamcast Keeps On Living!

Presented by Blu The Dreamcast is a console that is frequently described by gamers and fans as ahead of its time. Many factors contributed to this: Dreamcast possessed built-in online functionality right-out-of-the-box, with a 56K modem adapter tucked neatly into the console’s design. Use your service provider, plug in, and jump online! Dreamcast brought a near-perfect arcade experience home since it shared the same components as Sega’s NAOMI hardware, allowing for easy ports from arcade hits like Crazy Taxi and [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Raiden

Together Retro Game Club: Raiden

Presented by ExedExes New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This month for Together Retro, we feature an arcade shoot-em-up from 1990, Raiden by Seibu Kaihatsu. From the Japanese words for “Thunder” and “Lightning”, it’s up to the supersonic fighter ship Raiden to stop the threat of the alien Cranassians. Gameplay Raiden features 8 stages which has the player fight air and ground targets. The Raiden [...]

Hidden Gems of PC FPS Games (GOG Edition)

Hidden Gems of PC FPS Games (GOG Edition)

In Part 2 of our Hidden Gems of GOG series, we are focusing on the First Person Shooter (FPS) genre.  While our previous article highlighted a few FPS games, we decided to take those titles off the table and choose five different games.  FPS games have been an industry staple since the late 80s, but reach all the way back 1974s Midi Maze/Maze War (sadly not on GOG).  Sadly most gamers did not know of the genre until 1992s ground [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Grim Fandango

Together Retro Game Club: Grim Fandango

Presented by Graham New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This month in Together Retro we delve into the land of the dead with Grim Fandango. Created by Tim Schafer, the man behind other classic point-and-click games such as The Secret of Monkey Island, and developed by LucasArts, this classic adventure game is highly regarded for its memorable setting and characters, excellent soundtrack and wonderful story. [...]

Hidden Gems of PC Games (GOG Edition)

Hidden Gems of PC Games (GOG Edition)

Be sure to check out the rest of Racketboy’s extra-useful Hidden Gems series Typically we here at Racketboy are known for retro console gaming. But what we rarely speak about is the extensive PC gaming that many of our staff and forum members take part in on a weekly basis.  So we have decided to take a detour into PC gaming for our main page articles for a while. I know what you are thinking, “There are way too many [...]