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New PS2 Theme for PS4 Launched Today!

The PS2 Theme for PS4 is out today, bringing classic nostalgia feels to your next gen console!

Nintendo 64 – The Essential N64 Games Collection

Introduced to the world as Project Reality and later under the moniker the Ultra 64, Nintendo’s first 3D gaming console, the Nintendo 64.

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...

How to set up your SmartBoy in 5 Easy Steps

Here’s a short guide to help you set up the SmartBoy as quickly as possible, so you can get on with re-living those classic Game Boy games!   The Hyperkin...

‘Duck Dodgers’ Starring Daffy Duck (N64) – Metacritic, You Got It Wrong!

One gaming console that benefits from this nostalgia drunk love more than most is Nintendo’s Nintendo 64, the console that birthed 3D platforming, the rumble pack, and...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 6TH – 6 PAK ME UP!

We’re spoilt today with game collections on one disc which have 20, 30, 50+ games on them. Back in the good old days of the 16-bit generation, we had to make do...

Super Mario World Map

This Reddit User is Cross-stitching the Map from Super Mario World.

It’s not unusual for gamers to share fan art of their favourite games. But while there are plenty of awesome examples out there, this could be the next...

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...

Are there any good Christmas themed video games?

What options does the retro-gamer have for a Christmas video game fix? We take a look… It’s not clear exactly how many Christmas themed games there are on...

Zombie Revenge (SEGA Dreamcast) – Metacritic, You Got It Wrong!

Inspired by the same muse that birthed Resident Evil, Zombie Revenge for SEGA Dreamcast was a critical failure, panned upon release for having many of the features that...

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...

Jak and Daxter Quadrilogy Heads to PS4 Next Week

Before Naughty Dog reached a new level of recognition with the Uncharted and The Last of Us series’, they were working on Jak and Daxter on PS2. Of course, there...

‘Contact Sam Cruise’ (ZX Spectrum) – You Didn’t Buy It?

‘Contact Sam Cruise’ was a Sinclair ZX Spectrum game released at the tail end of 1986 by “Microsphere”, just in time for Christmas 1986. It...

‘Super Off Road’ for SNES – December 1st 1991 “On This Day”

That's right! One of the most enjoyable arcade multiplayer racers "Super Off Road" arrived on SNES on this day, December 1st 1991! 

Which of these famous faces looks the most like Super Mario?

You’d think that Mario was a pretty unique looking guy… well think again!   Super Mario is famous for quite a few things – racing go-karts,...

Inside The Gaming Room of a Full Time Prop Maker

It features an incredible collection of custom made gaming props including pieces based on Skyrim, Zelda, Horizon Zero Dawn, League of Legends, Half Life 2, Portal,...

Atari “Pong” is 45 Years Old Today!

It may not look like much now, but Pong really is the Godfather of the modern gaming industry. Not bad for something that came about as a result of a training...