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32 Years of Alien Games (Part 1)

32 Years of Alien Games (Part 1)

Two weeks ago, it was widely reported that Rebellion’s Aliens vs Predator (2010) and the notorious Aliens: Colonial Marines had both disappeared from Steam. Last week, it was reported that they were back again, with the whole thing shrugged off as a bit of standard legal business whilst SEGA’s Alien franchise licensing rights were renewed with 20th Century Fox. To make a long story only slightly shorter, this led me to reinstalling the 2010 AvP, playing the Marine campaign for about 15 minutes, then quitting in terror before I’d even met the first alien (which is exactly how I played [...]

January 14, 2015 Neurotic Editorials, Retro Gaming, Varia 1

Full Spectrum Worrier: 8-bit Action for the Xbox Generation

Full Spectrum Worrier: 8-bit Action for the Xbox Generation

Did you know that Memory Lane is paved with rubber? Small, rectangular rubber keys of the kind found on an old ZX Spectrum. Yes it is, and now the forgotten pleasure of squashing those cheap rubber keys in a desperate attempt to make Jet Set Willy not fall on a killer penguin can be had again. Thanks to beknighted (and knighted) Sir Clive Sinclair, who along with Alan ‘Amstrad’ Sugar stands as one of Britain’s great home computer-boom champions of the 1980s, the Sinclair Spectrum Vega is now a thing. Specifically, it appears to be a £100 thing that you [...]

December 3, 2014 Neurotic News 0