We've once again hit the weekend, that most exciting time of gaming-related bliss. It's been a pretty thrilling week on Time Extension in terms of content, too, so let's have a little recap, shall we?
Over the past week, we've seen the Analogue Pocket get new firmware and a bunch of new cores, Gex voice actor (and Carry On legend) Leslie Phillips passed away and we got news of a new documentary series which looks into one of the more shocking parts of the history of Tetris.
In terms of features, we like to think we knocked it out of the park this past week:
- The Making Of Carmageddon, The Controversial Racer That Took On The BBFC And Won
- Rare's Manor Farm HQ - Nintendo's '90s Hit Factory
- Q*Bert Creator Warren Davis Reflects On 40 Years Of The Arcade Classic
- The Making Of Killer Instinct, Nintendo's Street Fighter And Mortal Kombat Killer
- 'I'm Too Young To Die' Is The Ultimate Book For The Doom Generation
With that out of the way, let's chat about what we're planning on playing this weekend.
Damien McFerran, Editorial Director
With my access to the main TV in the house still at a premium, I've been thanking my lucky stars for the Analogue Pocket, which continues to evolve and grow with each passing week. As well as new firmware – which brings keyboard and mouse support – we've had 17 new cores to muck around with. It's amazing to see how this tiny handheld is taking retro emulation to the next level, and I can't wait to see how far developers can push it in the future.
Jack Yarwood, Staff Writer
I’m going to be checking out Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration this weekend. I can’t wait to dig into classics like Tempest, Breakout, and Tempest 2000, as well as some of the new additions like Neo Breakout and Yars’ Revenge Reimagined. The documentaries and other special features will be cool to look into as well to see if there’s anything about Atari’s history that’s been left previously discussed. I have high hopes for it!
I might also revisit the original Grand Theft Auto again, given the anniversary is fast approaching. If I do, it will likely be Visual Sciences’ excellent PlayStation port.
Gonçalo Lopes, Contributor
The Astro City Mini V is in my hands! Sweet shmup action is ahead but SEGA also continues to dominate the living room with the Mega Drive Mini 2. Did you know both Mega CD versions of Ecco The Dolphin have some of the best ambient music ever made? I have a feeling most folks never heard the beautiful compositions from Spencer Nilson, which I often use as background music for work.
AirForce Delta still going strong on Dreamcast. Can you believe some folks still have me pegged as a single-minded Nintendo fanboy after reading all that?
Yesterday something else got into my hands that makes my schedule tremble with fear, considering how much time I spent with the original. Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a remaster of a remaster that still remains mandatory for tactical RPGs aficionados. But don’t take my word for it – take my original game review instead.