Legacy Future messing around with Unreal Tournament Alpha

Last time I played Unreal Tournament was back in 2002-2003 when I ended up 4th in the European Lan Tournament. Thought to get my hands on Unreal tournament Alpha version 2017. Messy gameplay (its been a while and I Read more

Reverorum Ib Malacht “Ter Agios Numini” album review and soundcloud excerpt

I must give credit for discovering REVERORUM IB MALACHT to longtime comrade John Gossard (Dispirit, ex-Asunder, ex-Weakling)! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/326381574" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Strangely enough, following his words of praise back in the early 10’s I haven’t instantly listened to Read more

GOATVERMIN "Detruire" black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

The first quarter of 2017 sees the spectacular return of French black/death metal, thanks to the debut albums of three excellent bands: Ritualization, Necroblood and Goatvermin. The timing couldn’t be better as there exist strong rumors that Arkhon Infaustus, Read more

INFESTER “To the Depths, in Degradation” death metal re-release review and youtube stream

Re-releases of “best kept secret” type of old bands, usually package attractively mediocre quality content using 80’s/90’s nostalgia and vinyl fetishism. Even when the music is good, most such bands were mere clones back at the day, therefore their (re-) Read more

NECROBLOOD “Collapse of the Human Race” black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

Parisian old-school metal band NECROBLOOD have penetrated violently my musical microcosm back in 2011. They have done so with the best credentials that an underground metal band could possibly have according to my book: a debut self-titled 7”EP released by Read more

Amiga Junglism: retro-reactionary

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We have been delighted to discover Amiga Junglism, aka  Paul Devereux, who has been making old school breaks and hardcore junglism on Amiga 500/1200 using OctaMED V4 since 1991!

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System Shock just released enhanced edition

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Exactly twenty one years after its first release, System Shock is back! The Enhanced Edition adds a modern touch to this true classic gem, without taking anything from its unmistakable atmosphere.

System Shock: Enhanced Edition features:
– Higher resolution support: up to 1024×768, and 854×480 widescreen mode.
– Mouselook support added.
– Remappable keys with three profiles to choose from: original controls, custom controls, and left-handed controls.
– Some original game bugs fixed.

  • Rocket through cyberspace to steal information, hack security and grapple with watchdog defense programs enslaved to a maniacal computer.
  • Survive battle after battle against armies of killer cyborgs and deadly robots as you collect hardware attachments, life-sustaining patches and deadly weapons to combat mindless mutants.
  • Test your intelligence by solving puzzles, rewiring access panels and outwitting SHODAN in its own cyber-realm.

A huge, immersive sci-fi adventure full of tension and unpredictable twists. One of the greatest games of its era not to be missed.

System Shock: Enhanced Edition also includes the classic version of the game.

David Hasselhoff performs the lead track ’TRUE SURVIVOR’ of Kickstarter Sensation Kung Fury!

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Party like if it’s 1996! Retro F.P.S. STRAFE needs your support and has the best video game trailer ever!

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STRAFE is a retro F.P.S. that needs your support. It also has the best video game trailer EVER and an unexpectedly shitcool official website that will remind to old-timers the dawn of the webernet.

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KAKORANGER: video games metal!

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Kakoranger are a brilliant instrumental/prog metal duo influenced by Mr.Bungle, Primus, Buckethead, Fantomas, The Fucking Champs, Keelhaul and endorsing a concept largely influenced by retro video games!

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STARR MAZER KICKSTARTER: A retro-sexy Point-and-Click Adventure Shoot ’em Up in SPACE!

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Starr Mazer is a video game kickstarter that you should seriously consider backing up! Part old-school point-and-click adventure and part side-scrolling shoot’em’up, it aims for a PC, Mac, Linux, release plus more T.B.A.

 

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Interview with GRIDLINK: The Player Of Games

Posted on by panos.agoros in call of duty, F.P.S, Gaming, Movies/Series, Music, Retro, video game consoles | Leave a comment

Extreme music and video games, Jon Chang’s passions are at the core of what Legacy Future represents. Involved in the music scene since an early age, he’s been the singer of seminal grindcore act Discordance Axis. His lyrics were deeply influenced by science fiction, video games, anime and mangas.

After D.A.’s demise, he continued to offer  quality music for a decade  via his new bands Gridlink and Hayaino Dasuki, while at the same time developing concepts, graphic novels and games via Echelon Software and the Black Powder Red Earth series.

Jon having recently announced his retirement from the music scene, which ended in a bang with the final Gridlink album, “Longhena”, we grabbed him up for a quick chat, catching up about his past and current endeavours.

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Retro gaming: RICK DANGEROUS, The 80’s hardcore platforming spirit is still alive!

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I was extremely stoked to find out that Eurogamer, has posted a tribute to one of my favorite video games of all time: RICK DANGEROUS. I suggest that you read it and then try out for yourselves the original game on your retro platform of choice, an emulator or the online flash version!

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An Introduction To MSX Canon V-20 Computer!

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Not many people will recall MSX, one of the very first standard home computers firstly announced back in 1983 by Microsoft. Kazuhiko Nishi known through his corporation ASCII joined forces with Microsoft Japan

MSX V 20 Canon

 and created the “MircoSoft eXtended”, even though more recent interviews claim that MSX originally intended to be”Machines with Software eXchangeability“. The computer was mainly connected to a TV as it did not have its own monitor like a Commodor 64 for example, and lots of popular companies such as Sony, Sanyo, Canon and Philips released their own versions.

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The Atari years part I: The Phenomenon

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Released in 1977, the Atari 2600 was the first really popular and mainstram video game console. Eventhough it became quickly obsolete by the first home computers, especially its direct competitor the Commodore 64 (with whom they shared practically the same processor, the MOS Technology 6502 – packed inside the 2600 in its budget form, the 6507) , it continued selling throughout the 80′s until it became discontinued in 1992.

If you never played with an Atari 2600 back at the time, it’s hard to understand its appeal and the lasting impact it had (and to some extent, still has) on popular culture. The graphics were ugly in most of the cases, even by the standards of the mid 80′s hardware – think the NES, the first Nintendo console, the aforementionned C64, the Amstrad and Spectrum home computers. The music and sound effects were extremely primitive . The vast majority of games were strictly single player, two players couldn’t play at the same time. Yet, people played it fanatically and as a matter of fact still do!
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