Category Archives: Retrospectacles

Retrospectacles: Mario (a.k.a. plumber by day, stoner by… well pretty much 24/7)

What happens when you combine a moustache, a plumber, a national stereotype and 50kg of class A drugs? Only the video game industry’s most beloved mascot of course! From his “Itsa me!” to his famous red and blue outfit you might think you know pretty much all you need to about Mario. In fact you probably know more than you actually ‘need’ to about him. But wouldn’t you enjoy hearing the story of Mario’s rise to fame fighting against the rest of the world whilst battling his inner demons of acute drug addiction? Promise it’s a better story than ‘Never Say Never’…

Retrospectacles: PONG (a.k.a. “Golly gosh! It’s like I’m Andy Murray!”)

    Are you the kind of person that looks at all the new and exciting games posted here, shrug your shoulders and say aloud to nobody in particular, “Still not as good as Pokémon Red” (or Blue depending on your flavour)? No? Well you still might get some kicks out of delving into the history books of gaming, reliving some classics and laughing at the people (me) that can’t afford a PS3 / xbox360. So what better way to start our retrospective journey than with the game that pretty much kick-started the industry: PONG.