Announcement: Semi-Hiatus

Posted in Announcement with tags , , on January 16, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

It’s been coming for a little while now. Between health concerns and other real-life issues, I just no longer have the time to update this site every weekday anymore, so–this blog is going on a semi-hiatus.

Now, White Wolf and I will still update the site now and then, and I’ll post a Let’s Play to my YouTube channel here and there, but I can no longer offer a five-day-a-week update schedule. I hope to be able to get back to it, and I’ll know one way or the other for sure by the end of February, so I’ll post news as I get it.

I’ve enjoyed the heck out of the near-year this site’s been going. We’ve explored some interesting ideas, had interesting discussions, and reviewed more than a few games. I don’t want to give all of that up willingly; I’m fighting tooth and nail, but sometimes one has to concede a battle to win the war.

I’m incredibly appreciative of the support I’ve received here, and look forward to getting back into the swing of things full time. Until then, happy gaming, and happy Winter-een-mas!

Yet More Thoughts on Simplicity and Era Contrasts

Posted in Musing with tags , , , , on January 12, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Yes, yes, I know—at this point, it’s almost like beating a dead horse.  Still, considering how many gamers are to some extent interested in older gaming, the comparisons between retro (and retro-ish) games and their modern counterparts come up often.
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Thoughts on Flash Remakes

Posted in Musing with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Adobe Flash has opened up a lot of doors over the years.  A few years ago, one of the bigger doors was opened—the ability to recreate old video games.
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No Post Today

Posted in Announcement with tags on January 10, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Yes, I’m sorry, once again it’s a day lacking in posting.  I attempt some small measure of recompense with a humorous (if somewhat vulgar, so you’re now warned) “warning” from the video game community to non-gamers.

Review: Captain SkyHawk

Posted in Review with tags , , , on January 9, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

I must apologize profusely for the lack of a post last Friday.  To make up for that, here’s another game review—and even a Let’s Play!

Alright, so, you’re picking through old games at the local shop, or you’re clicking through the bargain pages of a web site. Either way, you come across Captain SkyHawk for the N.E.S., and you’re pondering picking it up. Sure, you can go off of reviews written when the game was new–but what was fresh as funk then may be trifling better than bad disco now. So how’s one to know? That’s what I’m here for.
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Random Link Round-Up

Posted in Link Round-Up with tags , , , on January 5, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

I don’t know how often this new feature will appear, but a new feature it is nonetheless.  Every now and then, I’ll collect some interesting gaming-related links and post them right here for you. Let’s zip right on into our first Random Link Round-Up, eh?
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Thoughts on the Creation of Let’s Plays

Posted in Musing with tags , , , , , on January 4, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

I’ve talked about the concept on this blog plenty of times, but it wasn’t until creating my own Let’s Play of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Echoes from the Past that I really understood some aspects of the process, even some things I thought I understood beforehand.
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