Product archive: Retro games Archives - Twinfinite [ 5 ]

[RIP PS2] Welcome to the New Generation: Grand Theft Auto III

[The PS2 is now officially discontinued! We wanted to give this mighty system a proper farewell so we're dedicating an entire week to it.] In the late 90′s, I had taken a bit of a break from gaming partly due to traveling around quite a bit and partly due to being a little freaked out and intimidated by the switch to 3D. I always maintained a level of interest in what was going on however, and when I saw the [...]

[News] GOG Launches ‘End of the World’ Sale

How would you spend your last 24 hours if you knew the world was coming to an end? For me it’s a toss-up between partying, hunkering down with my family, or finally getting into The Witcher 2. Speaking of the latter, GOG has truly broken the seal on its holiday sale by marking down over 125 games at 50-80% off. They are available as individual titles or as bundles, and there are some amazing deals to be had. As is [...]

[Staff Featurama] What’s YOUR Game?

I’ll come right out and admit it, I’m not that good at games. Most of the time I play on Easy because I can’t be bothered to deal with the hassle of having to restart sections. I will however say that I have nothing to prove to you young whippersnappers because I grew up in the 80s…the era of ‘Nintendo Hard’ games. I’ve paid my dues, and I actually finished most of those tough games that people nowadays only talk [...]

[Featurama] Will Future Gamers Be Able to Play This Generation?

With the rocky release of Diablo III, I figured now would be as good a time as any to just make a few observations about the strangeness of modern gaming in general. Gaming has changed so much in just the past ten years that it only slightly resembles what it used to be. Features that were considered unique in prior generations are now standards in modern games. Downloadable content and internet connection has literally changed the way we play and [...]

[Retrospection] Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Respect the Architects. Two years following the near-death of video games in 1983 and just before their resurgence via Super Mario Bros, I was an 11 year old who had somehow convinced my parents to get me a Commodore 64. To this day, i have no idea why they actually buckled and got it for me. I guess it must have been cheaper than Ritalin or something.