We take a look at Outrun Ports

Outrun is probably one of the best loved Arcade racers out there.  Designed by Yu Suzuki in 1986 it utilised the hardware created for the earlier Hang On and Space Harrier titles.

Because it was an incredibly popular Arcade machine it was ported to many consoles, we take a look at it on:

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Lets Play: Venture on the Atari 7800

Venture was released by Coleco in 1982 as a launch title for the ColecoVision.  It was a conversion of the 1981 Exigy arcade machine.  For it’s time it was considered to be both technically and artistically superb, winning an award for it’s graphics on release.

Coleco eventually released it on the Atari 2600 and Mattel Intellivision home systems.  We’re taking a look on the Atari 7800.

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Review: Giant Cop using HTC Vive on PC

Giant Cop Review

We take a look at the Virtual Reality game, Giant Cop.

THE GAME

Giant Missions, Giant Fun in pint sized Micro City. You are the Giant Cop. Use your size to your advantage to explore the open world, find hidden interactive objects and tower over the city uncovering a criminal plot that threatens Micro City.

Giant Cop is a satirical, narrative driven game, a vibrant, 70s styled open world with a sandbox design, giving you the freedom to fight crime in a giant way.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Immersive open world – the city and its people react to your every move.
  • Narrative focused – a deep narrative experience, with satirical humor.
  • Sandbox gameplay – explore the open world, find hidden interactive objects and tower over the city uncovering a criminal plot that threatens Micro City.
  • Missions – you will be tasked with ridding the city of the savage cabbage, cleaning up neighbourhood crimes like noise complaints and keeping pesky protests under control.
  • Hours of story missions to play and nearly endless open world experiences
  • Vibrant 70’s style and soundtrack – we know you can dig it.

Game Info

Platforms Oculus Rift & Touch Controllers (Other Platforms coming soon)
Min. System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • Processor: Intel® i5-6400 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 8GB+
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290
  • equivalent or greater

Home Page: http://www.giantcop.com/

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/451080/Giant_Cop_Justice_Above_All/

 

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A love letter to the NEC consoles

NEC Consoles

We love the NEC console range so we decided to make a video about them.  Although their contribution to the console world is largely forgotten, and often ignored, we still believe they added a lot.

Including such classics as the PC Engine / TurboGrafx 16 and the largely ignored failure that was the PC-FX.  We also take a look at some of the peripherals and the GT handheld.

Console Region Release Date Wikipedia
PC Engine Japan 1987 Link
TurboGrafx 16 US 1989 Link
TurboGrafx 16 Spain/UK 1990 Link
SuperGrafx Japan 1989 Link
PC Engine Duo Japan 1991 Link
Turbo Duo US 1992 Link
PC-FX Japan 1994 Link

Games Included

Bonks Adventure

Bomberman ’93

Bloody Wolf

Cadash

Super Star Soldier

Devil’s Crush

Military Madness

Blazing Lazers

Neutopia

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