Special guest review: Games Masters at ACMI

July 23, 2012

Guest post by Andrew Marshall…

Retro gamers have a massive reason to visit Melbourne with the opening of the Game Masters exhibition at ACMI. The follow up to the hugely successful Game On (with over 148,000 visitors in 2008), Game Masters aims to introduce the public to the Gods of gaming. Taking its cues from the auteur theory of film criticism, over 30 video game designers are profiled, with over 125 fully playable games. A stroll through the gallery space is indeed an appointment with gaming genius.

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When Contra and Metal Slug love each other very much…

July 20, 2012

In 1987 I played Contra (aka Gryzor) to death on my Commodore 64.
In 1996 I played Metal Slug to death in the arcade.

Now, in 2012, Aleksey Abramenko seems to have crossbred the two…

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