Retrogaming Blog

Author : Tasha S. & Emanuele B.
29 February 2020, 8:05 am

Legendary Game Designers: Will Wright

Hooba noobie! Ayaw ko bobo siya! That, of course, means absolutely nothing, it's pure gibberish, Or should I say "simlish." Simlish is the familiar "language" that is used in the Sims series of games. Why am I talking about the sims and, worse yet, attempting to speak their language? That's because of Will Wright, the man behind the sims games. Everything from SimCity to every Sims game that followed. I grew up with the Sims games, and I always found the antics of those little sims to be hilarious, nonsensical, and often risque. I loved it. The very idea of making your own little person and playing God, if you want. But, I should probably backtrack somewhat if I'm going to do Mr. Wright any justice.

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Author : E. Bolognesi
21 December 2019, 10:59 am

RIP Chuck Peddle - Legendary Founding Father of the Home Computers

Legendary engineer Chuck Peddle died on December 15, 2019. In case you didn't know, Chuck Peddle is the creator of the 6502 chip, the 8-bit microprocessor that started the home computer revolution. He also designed the KIM-1, probably the world's first single-board computer, and the Commodore PET, one of the first three personal computers, released in 1977.

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Author : Manu
19 October 2019, 8:35 am

MS-DOS and Windows Games Emulation on macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina has some excellent features, such as the iPad as a second display or the Apple Arcade. But, it also comes with a lot of problems if you are a retrogamer.

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Author : Tasha
2 October 2019, 1:29 pm

Legendary Game Designers: Richard Garriott

“Whenever I saw the sun, I reminded myself that I was looking at a star. One of over a hundred billion in our galaxy. A galaxy that was just one of billions of other galaxies in the observable universe. This helped me keep things in perspective.”

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Author : E. Bolognesi
12 September 2019, 5:19 pm

Brief History of Computer Game Platforms: 1977-1982

If you own a computer today, it’s either a PC or a Mac. Instead, not too many years ago, the world was full of crazy, little - and marvelous - machines called home computers. They had fancy names such as Apple II, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Amiga, Atari ST, and more. It was the golden age of the 8-bit and 16-bit technology.

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Author : Manu
23 August 2019, 4:22 pm

Games Update Part 2: Commodore 64, Atari ST, MSX and Genesis

Last month we told you about the massive update we arranged for all the Amiga games. But even if the 16-bit Commodore computer is one of our favorites, we didn't forget about the rest. Continue reading to know what we did, because there is very promising news.

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