Sunday, January 30, 2011

Telltale Games Has Gone Back to the Future!

While technically not a retro game, Telltale's new adventure game is based on one of the most beloved retro franchises of all time--"Back to the Future."  The developer behind "Sam &Max" and other great adventure games have created a five-episode adventure game that picks up after the events of the third movie.

The story involves Marty going back in time to retrieve Doc Brown after the DeLoran returns to the present with him.  Writer Bob Gale (who co-wrote the trilogy) helped work on the game, and Christopher Lloyd voiced Doc Brown himself!

You can grab the first episode of "Back to the Future" right now over at  In the meantime, check out the game's trailer below!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Use your Wiimote on your Computer and Droid

I was looking for a USB NES controller one day and a Facebook friend recommend I try and use my Wiimote as a controller while I waited to purchase a USB version. I did some Google searching and came across PieGlove. It's a simple program that allows you to use your built bluetooth or a dongled to control your Wiimote. It tooke me a few tries but I got it working. If you have trouble at first, try a different version. In Windows 7 64bit I had to use the older version, which was strange.

After successfully getting PieGlove to work, I had a fantastic idea. If someone made PieGlove, then certainly there must be an NES addict out there who made a driver for my Droid X. And I was right! After a quick search in the apps store, I found a WiiMote controller app (Wiimote controller by C.C.P. Crea@ions). I loaded it up and it worked perfectly with NEStoid (which is a GREAT emulator but the on screen controls can be annoying)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Attention SEGA Fans: The Dreamcast Collection Is Coming In February 2011!

SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that a packaged compilation of classic titles from SEGA’s popular Dreamcast™ console will hit retail shelves for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC digital download. The Dreamcast Collection will be available on February 25, 2011, in Europe and February 22 in North America.

The Dreamcast Collection includes the fan favorites Sonic Adventure™, Crazy Taxi™, SEGA Bass Fishing™ and Space Channel 5™: Part 2. Players will get to enjoy four very different Dreamcast experiences, from hopping behind the steering wheel of Crazy Taxi, to taking things a little slower by luring in their fish before catching them hook, line and sinker with SEGA Bass Fishing. Alternatively, take over as intergalactic news reporter Ulala in Space Channel 5: Part 2 and dance your way past the evil Rhythm Rogues, or make it all about speed in Sonic's first Dreamcast outing, Sonic Adventure!

SEGA’s Dreamcast Collection features enhanced graphics for both platforms versions, providing an even more engaging experience. In addition to this, achievements and online leader boards will be available on Xbox 360 for each game providing a competitive edge and allowing players to prove their skills!

“The Dreamcast console is still remembered as a pioneering console for online gaming,” commented Gary Knight, VP of Marketing at SEGA of America and SEGA Europe “We are delighted to be able to offer to our large community of dedicated fans a collection such as Dreamcast Collection for them to enjoy old favorites on this Xbox 360 and Windows PC.”

Dreamcast Collection will be available in North America on February 22, 2011, for Xbox 360 and Windows PC digital download.

Which system do you like best!?