Pointless Nostalgia


Why I Adore ‘Sensible Soccer’, Still Gaming’s Friendliest Football Sim

It's almost 25 years old, but Sensi remains the most accessible and user-friendly football game around.
Mike Diver

Unchecked Video Gaming Nostalgia Is a Frightful Disease and Must Be Stopped

The Vega+ and Commodore PET Phone show us that some gaming memories should be left in the past.
Ian Dransfield

A Brief History of Ghostbusters and Video Games

With 'Lego Dimensions' getting a spooky level pack and Activision maybe making a new game, let's get retrospective.
Mike Diver

‘The Secret of Monkey Island’ Is Still Everything I Want in Video Games

It's ancient, slow, and you (almost) can't die in it. And yet LucasArts' 1990 adventure remains absolute gaming perfection for me.
Mike Diver

I Tried To Beat 'The Warlock of Firetop Mountain' As an Adult, and Sucked At It

I was totally obsessed with the Fighting Fantasy books, but I rarely played fair. So it's about time I tackled the first in the series properly.
Mike Diver
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Outshining the Competition: Remembering the Classic Games of Shiny Entertainment

The now-defunct Californian studio's David Perry discusses some of the company's finest work, including 'Earthworm Jim' and 'MDK'.
Ewen Hosie
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Celebrating Ten Years of ‘F.E.A.R.’, the Scariest Office Simulator Ever Made

The "scariest fucking game ever" wasn't, obviously, but playing it reminded me of some ghosts in my own past.
Suriel Vazquez
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Here Are 13 PlayStation 2 Games That Still Kick Ass In 2015

Sony's best-selling system had the greatest software library of any console, so let's celebrate its most singular successes.
Jake Laverde
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What the New Tony Hawk Game Gets Wrong About Nostalgia, ‘Transformers: Devastation’ Nails

Activision's just put out two old-looking new games, but only one of them doesn't shit on your memories.
Mike Diver
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I'll Never Love a Console Like I Loved the SEGA Game Gear

The battery-chugging handheld is 25, and while it failed to match the sales of the Game Boy, it remains a special piece of SEGA history.
Alex Dale
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The Greatest Moments of ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Seven of the scenes that have made the historical-action-goes-sci-fi adventure series as unique as it is.
Rory Kelly
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Incomplete Control: These Are the Worst Pads We’ve Ever Played With

Honestly, it's not just 1,500 words about the Atari Jaguar pad, I promise. But there is a bit of that. More than a bit. It was awful.
Mike Diver