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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...

Check out these Christmas Video game ads from years gone by

A collection of video games ads from Christmas catalogues – 1972 to 1996.   Just the other day we looked at how drastically different video game advertising...

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...

This N64 Christmas Commercial has not aged well…

It’s possible it was terrible at the time too.   Gaming has come a long way since the mid-90s. We’ve gone from dubious 3D polygon style graphics, to...

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...

Top 10 Sega Master System Games of All Time

While most North American and Japanese gamers fondly recall Nintendo’s classic gaming console, the Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom, many never experienced...

A look at the very first Star Wars Console Game!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away (at least in terms of Micro-transactions…), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was released on the Atari 2600.  ...

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 10TH – X MARKS THE SPOT

10 = X = TREASURE!!! We all love a bit of digging in video games. Whether you’re digging for a mine-shaft in Minecraft or uprooting your newly grown turnips in...

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...

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...

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...

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...