Category: Christmas Advent Calendar

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 22ND – TWO LITTLE DUCKS!?

Ducks have always felt a bit like the odd one out. Never the lead role when there’s other animals around, rarely the first choice of a family roast dinner, and...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 24TH – 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE

It’s finally Christmas Eve, and in 24 hours you’ll be enjoying your new pairs of socks, Cadbury’s selection packs, and all the video games you asked...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 23RD – eNoS Lives

23 years since Sony’s legendary PS1 was released to the masses. 23 years of Sniper Fox, Ridge Racer Galaga, and miserable piles of little secrets. It’s been...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 20TH – HEY IT’S TIP-TUP!!! URGH!!!

Now this is a game that gets forgetten about so often, whilst everyone raves on and on about the Mario Kart series. Anyone who tells you that Mario Kart 64 was the best...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 21ST – SNES MINI CLASSIC

21 is the magic number for Nintendo’s latest stocking filler, the Super Nintendo Mini Classic. It comes with 21 of Nintendo’s finest titles which I could go...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 19TH – BACK IN THE GOOD OL’ 19TH CENTURY…

These days, we don’t get too many historic games. We often seem so concerned with what’s to happen in the future that we forget to remember what happened in...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 18TH – ID PLEASE

18 rated games! Gotta love a good ol’ violent game, or a title with offensive language. Nudity doesn’t do it for me in video games though there’s...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 17TH – TEAM 17

It’s amazing to think there’s still a development team out there that’s not one of the main big players, and it’s managed to survive for nearly...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 16TH – THE GREAT 16-BIT GAMING WAR

The 16-bit era was effectively the reason why we are where we are today in the video game landscape. The ‘war’ which raged between Sega and Nintendo has...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 15TH – DELAY? WHAT DELAY?

Yes… I missed the last few days of the Funstock Advent Calendar. I had man-flu and was constantly sat wrapped up in a blanket through shivering so much. So I...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 11TH – WINNING ELEVEN

11 was always going to be about football. But then I did a two piece article about football games I played over my life, and also an article about the greatest football...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 9TH – GAMING LIKE IT’S 1999

1999, the year before the millenium, and that evil virus that was going to destroy everyone. A very good year for gaming that’s for sure. PS1, N64, and Dreamcast...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 8TH – D-PAD ATTACK

8th day. 8. 8 directions on an old school D-Pad. It’s meant to be. The D-Pad is AWESOME. I prefer D-Pad control over analog ANY day of the week. They’ve not...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 7TH – 7th Heaven

I was aiming to get creative with the advent calendar and have a unique twist on each number I was looking at but when I came to the number 7, I just couldn’t. No...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 5TH – FIVE ALIVE

It takes a lot for any video game series to reach that almighty 5th title. I don’t just mean the 5th game in the series, but being the 5th game and still having...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 4TH – MULTITAPS

When I think of the number 4 in gaming, it always comes back to multitaps. 4 player gaming on a console that only provides for 2 pads out of the box! It felt...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 3RD – TRIPLE TEAMS

On the 3rd day of Christmas, retro gaming gave to me… heroic triples! We always remember the solo heroes, and sometimes duos who’ve stood the test of time, but...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 2nd – 2D PLATFORMERS

Day 2 of our festive celebration of all things retro, and I think we need to check out the whole 2D platforming deal! Made big in the 80s with Nintendo leading the...