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Interview – Bitmap Bureau

Orange Bison had the pleasure to speak to Mike Tucker from Bitmap Bureau to talk about his up and coming game Xeno Crisis. Orange Bison: Can you tell us about your project? Bitmap Bureau: Well, Xeno Crisis is a new game originally designed for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis which takes a lot of inspiration from Smash TV but also throws in elements of Mercs, Shock Troopers, The Chaos Engine, Skeleto...[Read More]

NEWSFLASH – PlayStation Classic Announced

Sony have joined the race and stole the limelight for this years classic console from Nintendo and announced today the PlayStation Classic; a mini version of the iconic PlayStation 1 console that is going to be out in time for the Christmas season. Sony have announced the console will come with 20 games pre-loaded, with the full lineup yet to be announced, but with so many classics available on th...[Read More]

NEWSFLASH – Log Jammers Kickstarter Goes LIVE

From Mega Cat Studios comes the latest in a long line of games, LOG JAMMERS! Log Jammers is a retro feel competitive arcade sports game featuring axe-throwing, blade catching action with multiple characters to choose from and a multitude of different arenas to compete in.The game is ready for release on PC, and NES for the retro gamers who like to collect new cartridges, with a standard option or ...[Read More]

Career Feature and Interview with Philip and Andrew Oliver AKA The Oliver Twins

All photographs in this article are the property of Philip and Andrew Oliver and are used with their kind permission. The Oliver Twins are simply synonymous with the home computing revolution of the 80’s and 90’s. Born in Liverpool in 1967, they grew up with a passion for the futuristic world that they saw in the tv shows and cinema releases of the day. Starting out on a ZX81 and working towards n...[Read More]

Roms and Emulation – Part 3

Disclaimer: Downloading ROMs for games you don’t already legally own is very naughty. You should be ashamed of yourself! Neither Orange Bison nor anybody involved with the site will be held responsible if bad stuff happens to you as a result. I love Sega. No other big company seems to understand the appeal of retro gaming better than they do. Not only have they released a whole heap of their...[Read More]

Indie Zone at PLAY Expo London

PLAY Expo is just too big for one article, so you will find a few cropping up over the next few weeks. This piece is dedicated to the Indie Teams that I met across the weekend with a brief piece about each of their games. The YouTube panels and general chat about the weekend will be coming soon. The Mystery of Woolley Mountain A good point and click adventure is always going to catch my eye and th...[Read More]

Roms and Emulation – Part 2

Disclaimer: As stated in part 1, downloading ROM files of games that you don’t own is illegal, and neither Orange Bison nor anybody affiliated with the website will be held responsible. In this article, I talk about my own research into the laws governing trademark and copyright issues in the UK. However, I am not a legal expert, and the article is not intended to be used as an in-depth refe...[Read More]

NEWSFLASH – Spyro Merchandise

Numskull is proud to present the new Spyro the Dragon range to celebrate the remastered release of the Spyro trilogy on consoles and PC. The range is carefully thought out and really diverse with an appeal to retro and new fans alike. Everything from keyrings to clothing, watches to mugs…there’s definitely something for everyone within the range. The full listings are as follows: Scale...[Read More]

Roms and Emulation – Part 1

Okay, let’s get this out of the way straight off the bat: Downloading any software that you haven’t paid for through the proper channels, unless said software has been made freely available by the copyright holder, is piracy. It’s not a “grey area”, it’s not okay if you delete it after 24 hours, it is illegal. If you want to take that risk then neither myself, the company, ...[Read More]

NEWSFLASH – Quarter Arcade

NEWSFLASH! Numskull Designs and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment are teaming up to bring a simply sumptuous range of home arcade machines, named ‘Quarter Arcades’ – beginning with the timeless classic, Pac-Man. Its an official, fully playable, collectible 1/4 scale replica, staying true to the original arcade cabinet.  Everything from the artwork to the joystick has been shrunk in proportion so yo...[Read More]

An Interview With Octav1us – YouTube Content Creator and Retro Gamer

It’s often difficult to find something different on YouTube, especially in the retro gaming community.  Wave after wave of angry reviewers and sweary lets-players with an over-reliance on extreme close-ups can wear you down after a while.  Thank goodness then for people like Octav1us (real name Sarah). 

An Interview With Alex Koshelkov – Founder of Crytivo and Creator of The Universim

Who remembers the good old days of God games? You know the ones I am talking about. The ones where you can wield your good or evil onto your subjects from up high. Admit it though, you were more often evil than good. Don’t deny it! I know your soul… I am talking about games such as Black & White and Populous. Ah the sweet sweet joy of throwing a poor unsuspecting member of your pop...[Read More]

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