Ladies and gentlemen, geeks and nerds, we are gathered here in memoriam of those we have lost but not forgotten. This is a sad Top 10 to have to write, because the games companies we have assembled below have all contributed titles to history that have inspired and driven creative minds world-over to go into games design, or in some other way create incredible works. For reasons beyond their own control these companies have fallen by the wayside to create no more.
Join us, one and all, as we mourn the Top 10 games companies who are no longer with us. (more…)
If you turn back the clock about 30 years, you would find a younger version of me, happily tucked away trying to learn the art of BASIC and Machine code in order to find out more about the computer that I was sitting at. I actually started my life with computers with the Spectrum ZX80 but progressed within a year or so onto the Commodore 64 that my older brother and I shared. Games back then were seriously hard, I remember only ever completing a few of them but most took a great deal of skill and practice to learn the mechanics. There were no such things as tutorials; no YouTube that you could go to and find out how someone else got past a certain section. You had to buy games magazine to learn about cheat codes that were put into games on purpose to help play-testers.