Articles with Retro tag
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Retro Dose #32 - Pokemon Stadium

The move of the ultra-popular Pokemon franchise to the 3D world was a big step for a great series of games, but also for a powerful N64 console.It has been a long time since Pokemon ruled the world. Thanks to the recent appearance of Pokemon GO, it seems to us that they will remain relevant for a long time. Of course, it is worth mentioning Nintendo's support for the franchise because if it didn't exist, the Pokemon probably would not be half of what they are.Although most of the Pokemon games have difficulty evolving, we will recall their biggest step so

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The Pros and Cons of Emulating Illegally Acquired ROMs

We've probably all revisited an old game from our past at one point or another, to reminisce to simpler times, indulge feelings of nostalgia or to share a game that means something to us with our children or loved ones. Remasters are popular for the very same reason, they give us reasons to go back a relive an experience that once gave us joy.We all have different tastes and experiences and because of that, have played different games over our years - some of these could have been rare or abandoned titles that have no accessible presence in the modern world.

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Gaming Now and Then - Retro Store

We’ve covered news local to “Opium Pulses HQ” in the past with the ‘Bring  the Game Over’ service offered in and around Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. This time should interest both local and international video game collectors as most of what’s on offer can be bought across the globe!Recently, in my sleepy hometown of Faringdon, a temporary store popped up among the seemingly dying street of shops and I was instantly intrigued. The plan so far is to only stay open until the end of 2018, however the journey has been a positive one so who knows what will happen?Simply named ‘Gaming

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Gaming in Japan - How does it compare?

Recently, a few OP staff members took a trip to Japan for 11 days. It was meant to be time away from work, time away from our normal routine, but with the massive gaming industry in Japan, it was impossible not to collect pictures of our experiences in this amazing country. I want to share my opinions with OP members about what it feels like to be a gamer in Japan.In just our first day in Tokyo, we felt like we hit the jackpot with our first Japanese arcade experience. It had a total of 8 floors, each for a different

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Bring The Game Over bring the party to you!

Hey people, I'm SlipSlot, or Warren - you choose. One of the three-sliced pie that makes up the group of directors behind Opium Pulses. I live in a small and quiet town in England called Faringdon and some weeks ago I caught wind of an odd but interesting looking gaming event happening in my local area.Bring The Game Over, a local start-up was attending a charity focused event for Help For Heroes at a nearby pub (The Swan), promising retro classic gaming fun for all the family. I didn't look too much in to it but figured since it was nearby