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Retro Gamer Issue 122

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Retro Radar:

A Legend Passes (Tribute to the late Hiroshi Yamauchi, who passed away on September 19, 2013)

Retro Diary: 08 November - 05 December (Overview of Major Gaming Moments)

  • 12 November 1982 - The Atari 5200 is released in North America
  • 15 November 1971 - Computer Space, developed at Nutting Associates by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, is released
  • 16 November 2007 - Assassin's Creed releases on the PS3 and XBOX 360
  • 20 November 1981 - Namco releases Bosconian in Japanese arcades
  • 21 November 1990 - The Super Famicom is released in japan with Super Mario World and F-Zero
  • 22 November 2002 - Metroid Fusion for the GBA is release in the EU
  • 22 November 2013 - The Xbox One releases worldwide
  • 23 November 1994 - Warcraft: Orcs and Humans releases on the PC
  • 26 November 2004 - Scaler: The Shapeshifting Chameleon is released in the UK for the XBOX
  • 28 November 2003 - Crash Nitro Cart is released for the GBA in the EU
  • 29 November 2002 - Mario Party 4 is released in Europe
  • 29 November 2013 - The PlayStation 4 is released in the UK
  • 30 November 1995 - LucasArts' The Dig releases on PC and Mac
  • 1 December 1991 - Sega releases the Mega-Cd add-on for the Sega Mega Drive
  • 2 December 1982 - The infamous E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial releases on the Atari 2600
  • 2 December 1999 - id Software releases Quake III Arena in the U.S.
  • 3 December 2004 - The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut releases on the PC
  • 3 December 2010 - Donkey Kong Country Returns releases in the EU for the Wii
  • 4 December 1998 - Capcom's Mega Man Legends releases on the PlayStation in the UK

Back to the Eighties: May 1980 (A look back at the gaming news of May 1980)

Back to the Nineties: September 1996 (A look back at the gaming news of September 1996)

Cover Story: Ahead of Its Time - A 3DO Retrospective (A look back at the birth, life and death of the 3DO gaming console with input from Trip Hawkins, the mastermind behind the console)

A Moment With... (Interview with Graeme Devine, creator of the creepy adventure game The 7th Guest, its sequel The 11th Hour and who worked on Quake III Arena)

The History Of: Impossible Mission (A look back at the creation and life of Epyx's groundbreaking platformed for the Commodore 64)

The Commodore 64 Games That Time Forgot (Feature that explores some of the Commodore 64 games that were never released and some of the efforts to try and save those games)

The Making Of: Grand Theft Auto III (An in-depth look at the creation of Rockstar's revolutionary open-world game, Grand Theft Auto III, for the PlayStation 2 and PC)

Minority Report: (A look at the lesser-known games for the Apple II computer)

  • Willy Byte in the Digital Dimension
  • Drol
  • Dino Eggs
  • Rescue Raiders
  • Lady Tut
  • Snoopy to the Rescue
  • Task Force
  • Alien Mind
  • Power Bots
  • Crimewave
  • Saracen
  • Robotics
  • Lancaster
  • Run For It
  • Wings of Fury
  • Spy's Demise
  • Handy Dandy
  • Floppy
  • Station 5

Creating Chaos (Feature that explores the history of The Chaos Engine, one of the defining games of The Bitmap Brothers)

Bubbles, Baseball and Buzz Saws - Software Creations (Feature that looks at the developer Software Creations, known for Commodore 64 conversions of Bubble Bobble, Bionic Commando and Ghouls 'N Ghosts)

The Making Of: Movie (A look at the creation of the isometric Movie for the ZX Spectrum)

Ultimate Guide: Forgotten Worlds (Feature about Capcom's Forgotten Worlds, including guide to defeating the games' numerous bosses)

Desert Island Disks (Feature on Phil Tossell, developer at Rare who worked on titles such as Diddy Kong Racing, Kameo and Kinect Sports)


  • Sonic Lost World (Wii U, 3DS)

Homebrew: (Reviews and news of the latest in homebrew video games)

  • Guns 'N' Ghosts (C64)
  • Pitfall! (VIC-20)
  • Brik (Atari 2600)
  • Mission: Moon (C64)
  • Interview with Frantisek Houra, who converted Alien 8 to the Atari 8-Bit

Mailbag (Letters from the Readers)

Endgame: Rolling Thunder 2 (Retro Gamer spoils the ending cutscene for a retro game)

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    Title: Retro Gamer Issue 122
    Month: December
    Year: 2013
    Editor: Darran Jones
    Country: United Kingdom
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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    Page Credits: TheRon
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