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RetroCollect Video Game Database Update: Nintendo GameCube & Wii Game Variants

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While things have been a bit quiet lately when it comes to database updates, there are still some updates left before we relaunch with the improved database. One such update was adding regional variants of European Wii and GameCube games…

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Maximum Power Up Podcast – Episode 56: Nintendo DS

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In March 2005 Nintendo unleashed the DS. A brand new dual screen handheld with a user friendly touchscreen.

The DS soon became the gamer’s handheld of choice with well known Nintendo titles such as Mario Kart, Animal Crossing and many more. Games companies were soon quick on the uptake to how the touch screen controls could enhance the games and a wide range of titles were seen as must buy. 

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Project Hubbard Launches On Kickstarter

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If you’re a fan of Rob Hubbard, one of the most celebrated composers of videogame music, you’ll be interested to know that a major Kickstarter project has launched to celebrate his past work and get him back into the studio – and it’s going very well, with over £20,000 of the £50,000 goal already raised.

The project is comprised of a number of distinct components: firstly, a book called Rob Hubbard: The Official Reference, a 300 page hardback edition covering his music, the technology used in creating it and his influence within the gaming world. Then there are two musical products: Project Hubbard – Standard, which includes three albums (Hubbard ’80, Alt-SIDs and The Archive), and Project Hubbard – Deluxe, which includes all of the standard edition items plus four remix albums (with two more available as stretch goals) and other bonuses. Then there’s a new C64 cartridge game called Rob’s Life, too.

Pledges start from £21 for a digital copy of the book, and stretch goals include a London Symphony Orchestra performance of Rob’s music at the Barbican, extra book pages and further remixes.

To find out more or back the campaign, click here to visit the Project Hubbard page on Kickstarter.

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Unreleased Sega Saturn Game ‘ARMED’ Surfaces On eBay

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I won’t lie – I’d never heard of ARMED before I saw this news. However, it looks like another prototype game for Sega’s underrated 32-bit machine has popped up on eBay. ARMED appears to have been in development in the mid 1990s and was a side-scrolling shooter in the vein of 3DO title Phoenix 3; but featuring pre-rendered visuals and a more cartoonish science fiction setting in place of the digitised graphics seen in Studio 3DO’s game.

According to the eBay auction, this pre-production version of ARMED (from Point of View and Interplay) is fully playable but is missing cut scenes and music in places. The seller has also included a helpful scan of a magazine article previewing the game back when it was in development.

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ARMED is currently listed on eBay with a price tag of $2,500 so it is quite possibly out of the price range of the average collector. However, if you have the funds, now’s your chance to grab a more obscure slice of Sega Saturn history.

Source: Saturn Memories

Link: ARMED eBay Listing 

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King Of 94 Tournament Takes Place This Weekend

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King Of 94 Tournament Takes Place This Weekend

If you’re an aficionado of digital ice hockey, you’re probably aware that EA’s NHL 94 is considered by many to be the best hockey game of all time. What you might not be aware of is the fact that there’s a competitive scene for the game – and on Saturday 30 September, at the Downtown Grand casino in Las Vegas, the King Of 94 tournament is running with a $10,000 prize pot.

The tournament has been organised by Mikey McBryan, world record holder for the largest margin of victory in NHL 94 for the Mega Drive, and prominent player Raphael “KingRaph” Frydman is going to compete. Michael Brook, founder of EA Sports, will serve as the guest referee and the event will be hosted by Arda Ocal, host of The MSG Hockey Show, who has been specially added to the game for the event as you can see above. The event will be capped off with an advanced screening of Pixelated Heroes, an NHL 94 documentary film by event organiser McBryan.

If you feel like joining the competition, registration and rules can be found by clicking here. If you just want to follow the competition and see how the best NHL 94 players in the world do things, make sure to check out King Of 94 on Facebook (click here) or the nhl94.com Twitter (click here) for details of when and where the tournament will be streamed.

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Maximum Power Up Podcast – Episode 55: Sports Games

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In this episode Paul and Phil take a look at a few of their favourite sports games.This is a genre that is mainly seen as just a load of yearly updates, however dig a little deeper and there’s a wealth of great games.

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