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Sean Dundee’s World Club Football

Long-term readers may be familiar with our love for the largely-unknown football game Puma World Football ’98 (ancient review here, more recent discussion piece here). At various points during the late 90s/early 00s we occasionally wondered whether the game ever actually existed or was in fact the product of some kind of collective hallucination, such […]

Les grandes √©quipes…the champions

Hi there. Our ongoing mission to rake through the bins of retro football gaming history continues tonight with a look at a Champions League tie-in from Krisalis.

Have you come to serve the horde?

Last year I discussed nostalgia servers on world of warcraft. These allow people to revisit the game in its original state, before over a decade’s worth of updates and expansions were applied. For a few years now unofficial nostalgia servers have been popping up, and sometimes getting shut down by Blizzard lawyers. Now however it […]

What is retro?

Today I stumbled across someone tweeting an advert from some second-hand site, titled “Retro! Playstation 2”. The unhappy tweeter was declaring the PS2 is not retro, just a bit old. The question of what counts as “retro” is often debated amongst gamers. Some would keep it firmly to the 8 and 16 bit eras, and […]

No-one can move, move, move, like the Red Tribe do

Hello. It’s a return to retro football action with today’s review, of Manchester United: The Double. Warning: contains the embittered ramblings of a Leeds United fan.

Hot action cop

Hi there. Today’s review is of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. Featuring the origins of the phrase ‘road trousers’, and for some reason a world record number of links to other reviews of racing games on the site. See you next time!

25 years of Championship Manager (and Football Manager)

It’s been 25 years since the original Championship Manager came out. I didn’t remember this myself, of course, it was in The Guardian, along with this collection of stories from fans of the series. Despite never quite hitting the mad 20-season, multiple-Champions-League-winning heights of many hardcore players, I’ve certainly fallen victim to its time-sucking charms […]

I hate you, Class 1 Drillers

Before we get into my nonsense, this week have some proper content from Rik, a review of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion! So go read that first. Anyways in this occasional series I complain about getting my ass handed to me by the monsters and enemies in various games. Today’s entry is Descent, created by […]

all available hands to the guns!

Homeworld and its sequel have been available on gog and steam for a couple of years now. Both games have been remastered and put together in a bundle that also includes their original versions. Today I found myself idly wondering if Cataclysm was also available in some form. Turns out it appeared on gog back […]

remakes of the 90s

These days remakes, updates and remasterings of old games are commonplace. A couple of particular interest to at FFG towers right now are Full Throttle, released a few months ago and Starcraft, due out in August. This isn’t totally new, however. By the start of the 90s, developers and publishers were starting to see the […]