Microsoft Transitions To OpenXR Standard For HoloLens & VR

Microsoft is transitioning to the OpenXR standard for future new features it builds in VR and AR. A post by Alex Turner at Microsoft explains that “starting in Unity 2021, OpenXR will then graduate to be the only supported Unity backend for targeting HoloLens 2 and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.” OpenXR is also supported in […]

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AMD Announces Its ‘Breakthrough’ RTX 3000 Competitors

AMD just announced three next generation Radeon graphics cards: RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT. They compete directly with NVIDIA’s RTX 3000 series. This RX 6000 series is built on the same RDNA 2 architecture used in the upcoming PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. RDNA 2 builds on […]

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Retro Gamer 206 is on sale now

The latest issue of Retro Gamer is on sale now, with a cover feature looking at the impact of Valve’s groundbreaking Half-Life series! Read about how these classic games evolved the first-person shooter with their immersive storytelling, innovative use of physics and support for mods that became huge games in their own right. Elsewhere in […]

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We’ve Got Space To Chat About Lunar Lander

Our current Retro Spotlight forum topic focuses on Lunar Lander, Atari’s devilishly difficult arcade game from the Seventies. Inspired by the space race that saw the USA put a man on the moon in 1969, the game tasked players with balancing thrust, gravity and momentum to safely land a spaceship on the hazardous lunar surface. […]

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Jump Into The Forum For A Chat About Donkey Kong

This week’s Retro Spotlight on the forum is Nintendo’s arcade classic Donkey Kong, which is a fascinating game for all kinds of reasons. In the Eighties it was subject to all sorts of battles, as Universal unsuccessfully sued Nintendo over copyright infringement, while Atari and Coleco clashed over conversion rights. In the arcades the game […]

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Discuss Missile Command’s Explosive Impact On Our Forum

Many videogames have had plots involving a character having dreams of apocalyptic terrors, but few have been directly inspired by them. Yet that’s exactly what drove Atari’s Dave Theurer to create Missile Command, as the Cold War meant that the threat of nuclear destruction was an ever-present source of paranoia in Eighties America. Thankfully, Russian […]

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Feeling Froggy? Hop Over To The Forum

If you’re a fan of Frogger, you’re in good company. The original arcade game was a smash hit that attracted a broad spectrum of fans, and the amphibious hero had a hugely successful comeback run starting in the late Nineties – and that’s not to mention his cartoon appearances or the classic episode of Seinfeld […]

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Jumping Flash!

Platform games have been around since the dawn of man but it’s taken until now for them to enter the third dimension. PSM reckons this game’s a real gas Be warned: gamers of a nervous disposition, afeared of precipitous heights and prone to attacks of vertigo and nose bleeds should turn the page. For Jumping […]

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Retro Gamer Issue 192 Is On Shelves Now

Issue 192 of Retro Gamer is available to buy now from all good newsagents and My Favourite Magazines, and we’ve teamed up with C64Audio.com to deliver a special package for our readers. Each copy of the magazine comes with a CD full of Rob Hubbard remixes – the best of the game music legend’s Commodore […]

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The Voice Of Movies Games And Videos Returns

Are you a human being of a certain age, whose geographical location and status as a television viewer allowed you to watch Movies Games And Videos on ITV? If so: congratulations, you are old like us, and you evidently had a lot of free time on Saturday afternoons like us too. We remember it because […]

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