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Atari’s Lock n’ Loaded with Getting Recharged!

4 Oct
The Origin of the Atari Logo | Articles | LogoLoungeFans of the classic Atari® brand will be excited! This long-standing game publisher announced three new entries in the Recharged series, a line of revivals of arcade classics for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC for Steam and Epic Games Store, and Atari VCS.
 
The action kicks off with Centipede: Recharged, followed by Black Widow: Recharged on Thursday, Oct. 28, with Asteroids: Recharged and Breakout: Recharged arriving in Q4 2021.  
 

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More than a Retro Ode to a Reloaded Centipede!

28 Sep

CENTIPEDE B logoBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

AdamaVision Studios
Sneakybox Studios

Officially, there aren’t a lot of Atari “Reloaded” titles. To my knowledge, there’s Battlezone VR, Tempest 4K, Missile Command and now Centipede. There’s a few unofficial updates and they don’t hold a candle to the classics unless the company is involved. There is Asteroids, and I’m still searching for a modern remake of Frogger, Pong, Pole Position and Breakout.

Centipede Reloaded is available for the Atari VCS, Nintendo Switch, Steam (PC), Xbox Series X/S, Epic and PS4/5. Aside from blasting apart bugs and ranking up the global leaderboard, this highly addictive game will keep players shooting, bug wranglers cackling and game players shaking a fist at those scorpions. The fleas rain down the screen like they are part of The Matrix far more often when players last longer than ten minutes.

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Everyone Deserves a Chance to Fly in Little Witch Academia VR Broom Racing

20 Jul

Little Witch Academia -VR Broom Racing-

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Available on Steam (for PC), PSVR and Oculus.

Little Witch Academia is a long running franchise that’s no doubt inspired by Harry Potter. The manga and animated series debuted in 2013, and the concept behind it is in how amazing the world of magic is. In the muggle world, it’s all but forgotten. However, in the wizarding world, many problems exist and the heroines have to deal with it. The video game that’s spawned is limited to Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (2017) and there has been nothing else until UNIVRS created the multi-platform Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing. This developer staggered the game’s release on various platforms since late 2020, and the latest is on the Playstation VR.

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Classic Halloween Games to Get Your Spook On!

29 Oct
Dreaming in Digital

By Shawn Trommeshauser
(Dreaming in Digital)

Halloween is just around the corner and that means it’s time to break out the scary movies and games! (Is it ever a bad time for that?) No matter how you celebrate this day, something on this list is sure to appeal to you.

Even if not, there are countless other horror and monster themed games out there from the famous titles like Alone in the Dark and Ghosts & Goblins to the letter known indie thrillers such as Doki Doki Literature Club and Pony Island, there’s always something to play alone and in the dark.

Here are some games I would recommend checking out to get in the mood for thrills and chills. It has everything from lighthearted spooks to in your face jump scares!

Luigi's Mansion

Luigi’s Mansion

Luigi from Super Mario Bros searched for his missing brother, Mario, while clearing ghosts out of a haunted mansion with a vacuum cleaner-like ghost trapping device. The Luigi’s Mansion series by Nintendo began on Gamecube with both a remake and a sequel available for the Nintendo 3DS/2DS systems. Give it a shot to prepare yourself for the anticipated third game in the series coming soon to Nintendo Switch!

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Fondly Recalling Don’t Stave & Still Waiting for the Cartoon!

16 Mar

analisis-dont-starve-fBy Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

From one foodie to another, midnight snacking is heavily encouraged in Klei Entertainment‘s video game, Don’t Starve. This product arrived on multiple platforms back in 2013, and from time to time I come back to playing this game, especially when the nights are long (mirroring the game), I feel isolated from the world at large and feel very, very alone.

Since then, this product has expanded into new directions. The Shipwrecked edition had me thinking of Théodore Géricault’s majestic painting, The Raft of the Medusa.

In the original game, my avatar (known as Wilson) is wandering through an arcane world steeped in Victorian mysticism. Coming later this year is Hamlet, and the Shakespeare in me is very excited to see how this play is going to be adapted into video game form. This company has been busy with developing other properties like Oxygen not Included and Griftlands; their visual style is what keeps me coming back to the company webpage to admire what’s next. With their core game, Don’t Starve has a strong cult following, yes I’m left hungry for more.

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