Thursday, 10 November 2016

Playstation 4 VR - Unboxing, Setup and First Impressions

I just got my hands on the new Sony Playstation VR headset!  Here's an unboxing, set up and my first impressions of the most hyped console accessory of the year!


Play Expo Manchester 2016 - Retro Gaming Show Report

This weekend I went to the mighty Play Expo show in Manchester.

Here's a quick tour of the show floor, and some previews of new games such as Jon Hare's Sociable Soccer (successor to Sensible Soccer), Jeff Minter's new project and a first look at the ZX Spectrum Next!


New £5 Note Can Play Vinyl Records

I heard that it was possible to listen to vinyl records using one of the new plastic British £5 notes, but does it work? Time to test it out!


Virtual Reality from 1992 on a Commodore Amiga (Virtuality VR)

Ravi from our Retro Hour Podcast had a go on a Virtuality VR system from 1992 at Play Expo, Manchester.

The system is based around a Commodore Amiga 3000 running some custom hardware.  It was a common sight in arcades back in the early-mid 90s here in the UK.

The game is called: Exorex (1991)

More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtuality_(gaming)


How To Emulate Amiga on Raspberry Pi - Amibian Tutorial

Amibian is everything you need to transform your Raspberry Pi 3 into an Amiga.  In this tutorial, I'll show you how it works, and how to set it up!

Amibian Download: http://gunkrist79.wixsite.com/amibian
Win32DiskImager: https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
SD Card Formatter: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/
Kickstart ROMs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloanto.amigaforever.essentials


Blocky Skies (2016 Amiga Game) Review

Blocky Skies is a free new game for the classic Amiga, running on everything from a 512K Amiga 500, up.  I take a look at it, and see how well it plays!

Download Website: http://blockyskies.com/

My retro gaming podcast: http://theretrohour.com


Chris Huelsbeck Interview - The Retro Hour Podcast - Episode 27

Just a little taster of my weekly podcast, get it every Friday from http://theretrohour.com

We chat to legendary C64 and Amiga musician, Chris Huelsbeck - the man behind classic game soundtracks like Turrican 2, R-Type and The Great Giana Sisters!

Chris' website:  http://www.huelsbeck.com/


 

What's new in FriendUP Beta 4? - With David Pleasance and Hogne Titlestad

I hang out with David Pleasance and Hogne Titlestad from FriendUP for a catch up, and to find out how beta 4 and the first 1.0 version of the platform is progressing!

FriendUP website: http://friendos.com

Vampire 2 Review - The Fastest Amiga Ever?!

The Vampire 2 is an incredibly fast FPGA accelerator for the Commodore Amiga 600, pushing it to speeds and power far beyond what was previously possible.

But how good is it, and what can it do?

Vampire 2 websites: http://www.apollo-accelerators.com/ http://www.kipper2k.com/accel600.html 

My retro gaming podcast: http://theretrohour.com

 

My Xbox One Game Collection - Summer 2016

Me in modern gaming shocker! I often get requests to show some of my current gen systems and games, so here's a look at my current Xbox One physical game collection.