Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Harry Yack at Retro Unlim - new blog thingy!

I am pleased to release details of my input at the new and frankly fan-flippin'-tastic Retro Unlim right here on this blog. That nobody reads. Please don't take that last sentence as an indication of's overall quality, because it's actually better than free Nectar points on all your purchases.

Anyway, what? Oh yeah, the press release thingy. Except it hasn't been released to any members of the press, or anyone at all really. Sigh. Just read the thing...
As of this day, 25 January 2013, I, Harry Yack of the Comma Splicing Association, have a brand new blog @ Retro Unlim. It will include exclusive videos that my YouTube channel and this blog do not. Apart from that, I dunno what else yet. But it will surely be a great thing, so go and look at it, please!
Yes indeed, the new Harry Yack @ Retro Unlim blog is ready! Go and check it out and let me know if I have made any spelling errors so I can despair at my proofreading skills. Gah, you wouldn't believe I once had a job editing copy for a magazine, eh?

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Renegade [Amstrad CPC] - Blind Optimism

When revisiting games from your childhood, you often find they are much easier than you remember. Did you *really* spend 100 hours completing Super Mario Bros. without the warps, when you could do it in a lunchtime this afternoon?

Then there are games that your 8-year old self finished with ease that seem impossible in 2013. Why is it so hard to simply score a goal in ISS Deluxe nowadays? And why can't I react to the clay pigeons in Duck Hunt any more?

Finally, there are games that are *just* as hard as you remember. Maybe it's a case of getting to grips with the controls again, but getting past the first stage in Renegade proved as difficult a task as ever. Oh well, at least we had some fun, eh?

Created for the magnificent 8-Bit Anarchy.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

RU Ready? shameless promo/plug thing

To celebrate the launch of Retro Unlim, two brand spanking new, never-before-seen Harry Yack videos will be made available on the 4th January! If you can't be bothered visiting, links will appear here on Retro Yakking and some other places whenever I can drag myself out of bed.

This is a 'fancy' teaser sting I did for Not great, but it does the job I suppose.