Channel Gaming’s 2017 List Of Rotting Old Games That Were Still Kind Of Fun To Play

When it comes to gaming, you’ll find me in the past most of the time, and digital services are great ways to prevent a love of retro from ravaging a wallet or two. So here we are, five classics re-released in 2017 to make us look backwards, never forwards. If it wasn’t for the white bomber, this might as well have been a top five ACA Neo Geo list. Keep pumping them out, Hamster Corporation, keep putting me into the 90’s!

5. ACA Neo Geo Waku Waku 7

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Pokemon Ultra Sun Fan Edition Unboxing

Pokemon Sun and Moon have gone Ultra this year! It used to be that an updated Pokemon game was released as a third version (Yellow for Red & Blue, Crystal for Gold & Silver, Emerald for Ruby & Sapphire, Platinum for Diamond & Pearl) but things went a little loopy at the end of the DS era. Black & White saw third and fourth versions with a 2 stuck to the end, and now here we are again with a new Sun & Moon with an Ultra bolted to the front. It’s not all that big a difference having two suped up games rather than one, but it does lead to the question: if I had Sun, do I go for Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon? As you can see my god is still the sun, and maybe that was the wrong choice. I don’t know!  Continue reading

Chrom and Tiki Fire Emblem Warriors Collection amiibo

With the release of Fire Emblem Warriors on Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo New 3DS/2DS (it’s a little confusing these days), new amiibo are of course also available to coincide with the hack n slash epic. Of course. Welcome Chrom and Tiki to the Fire Emblem plastic figure family! Continue reading


Koopa Troopa and Goomba Super Mario Collection amiibo

Once you’ve worked your way through the stars, you have to start thinking a little bit smaller when it comes to new amiibo. So here we are, Koopa Troopa and Goomba can now stand proudly with the Nintendo superstars. Who gave them guest passes? Continue reading


Samus Aran & Metroid Amiibo

They’ve really gone all out for the return of Samus, with the new 3DS game released alongside a special edition and two new amiibo. It wasn’t so long ago that fans were setting up a remembrance shrine for our favourite bounty hunter, so all this, yeah this, is kind of beautiful. *sniff*  Continue reading


Metroid Samus Returns Legacy Edition Unboxing

Sometimes I wonder just why I keep stockpiling my drawers with soundtrack selection CDs and paperback measly art books from video game limited editions. One flick, one listen and I’m onto the next one, the last lot are already part of a very foggy confusing past. But when I shiny box full of minor goodies appears with the expectations of selling out within minutes, well I have the bug, I’m taking the drug, and thus more soundtrack selection CDs and paperback measly art books for me.

This time Metroid has received the special edition treatment, with the new 3DS ‘Legacy Edition’ being packed with more plastic than you can wave a wave beam at. Of course. Continue reading


Pikmin amiibo

Pikmin are tiny carrot like creatures which like to pick things up and move them to whoever’s bidding. As you can see, I’ve caught a group of them trapped in a plastic cage.  Continue reading