Retro Video Games Archive

  • Nintendo was well-known in the videogame industry during the NES era for their restrictive licensing agreements. Third-party developers were obligated to set limits on the number of titles they produced per year (typically five) to avoid flooding the market with similar games, as well as agreeing that their games would be available exclusively on Nintendo systems for a certain period of time (typically two years). Restrictions of this kind allowed Nintendo to maintain a degree of control over both the number of games produced and the content of those games. Nintendo also had a relatively strict policy regarding sexual content, violence, language, and other mature content; and developers were required to hew closely to Nintendo’s standards in order to keep […]

    Nintendo’s Restrictive Licensing History

    Nintendo was well-known in the videogame industry during the NES era for their restrictive licensing agreements. Third-party developers were obligated to set limits on the number of titles they produced per year (typically five) to avoid flooding the market with similar games, as well as agreeing that their games would be available exclusively on Nintendo systems for a certain period of time (typically two years). Restrictions of this kind allowed Nintendo to maintain a degree of control over both the number of games produced and the content of those games. Nintendo also had a relatively strict policy regarding sexual content, violence, language, and other mature content; and developers were required to hew closely to Nintendo’s standards in order to keep […]

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  • There are a lot of really complex guides out there on how to do this.  I’ll keep this short, sweet, and simple.  Here we go! Step 1: Download & Install ePSXe Here’s a link ePSXe Step 2: Get BIOS for ePSXe Download the BIOS for ePSXe here. Step 3: Video Plug-ins There are a wide variety of Plug-ins available that are custom depending on your video card and settings.  You must find a matching plug-in here. Step 4: Obtain Audio If your audio isn’t working you will need another plug-in, they are found here. Step 5: Disk Driver Plug-Ins Most likely everything will work fine since ePSXe has built in plug-ins, but if your disk drivers are not working you […]

    How to Play Playstation 1 Games on your PC

    There are a lot of really complex guides out there on how to do this.  I’ll keep this short, sweet, and simple.  Here we go! Step 1: Download & Install ePSXe Here’s a link ePSXe Step 2: Get BIOS for ePSXe Download the BIOS for ePSXe here. Step 3: Video Plug-ins There are a wide variety of Plug-ins available that are custom depending on your video card and settings.  You must find a matching plug-in here. Step 4: Obtain Audio If your audio isn’t working you will need another plug-in, they are found here. Step 5: Disk Driver Plug-Ins Most likely everything will work fine since ePSXe has built in plug-ins, but if your disk drivers are not working you […]

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  • Game: Shadowgate System: Mac, Atari ST, and NES Year: 1987 for Mac / 1989 for NES Type: Point & Click Adventure About Shadowgate: In Shadowgate, the player must solve a series of puzzles throughout the castle in order to proceed to the Warlock Lord’s chamber. Due to the castle’s perilous nature, at least one lit torch must be in the player’s possession at all times; if the torch is extinguished, the player soon stumbles, breaking his neck, and must then continue from a saved game (or the area in which they died, in game console versions). Since there is only a finite number of torches to be found throughout the game, this effectively acts as a time limit to proceedings. […]

    Retro Gaming: Shadowgate

    Game: Shadowgate System: Mac, Atari ST, and NES Year: 1987 for Mac / 1989 for NES Type: Point & Click Adventure About Shadowgate: In Shadowgate, the player must solve a series of puzzles throughout the castle in order to proceed to the Warlock Lord’s chamber. Due to the castle’s perilous nature, at least one lit torch must be in the player’s possession at all times; if the torch is extinguished, the player soon stumbles, breaking his neck, and must then continue from a saved game (or the area in which they died, in game console versions). Since there is only a finite number of torches to be found throughout the game, this effectively acts as a time limit to proceedings. […]

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