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Damien McFerran


Retro fanatic and tech bore Damien has been writing words for professional publication since 2006, but has yet to fulfill his lifelong ambition of being commissioned by Your Kitten Magazine.

Feature | The death of an indie store

After 25 years in business, Rare's local game store is closing its doors.

Feature | The retro gaming industry could be killing video game preservation

"These companies are taking advantage without giving back."

Feature | The story of Mean Machines magazine

"You have to believe that it was a special place and time".

Feature | Yasuhisa Kawamura and the Resident Evil that never was

Meet the man who tried to make Capcom's survival horror even scarier, and failed.

Feature | Streets of Rage was much more than a Final Fight clone

Bare Knuckle sandwich - a look back at Sega's 16-bit series.

Feature | Born slippy: the making of Star Fox

From the archive: ex-Argonaut staff reveal the story behind the revolutionary SNES hit.

Feature | Reality Crumbles: Whatever happened to VR?

From the archive: a look back at virtual reality from before the emergence of Oculus and Morpheus.

Feature | A fantastic voyage: The making of Microcosm

Behind the scenes on the shooter that marked the birth of CD gaming.

Digital Foundry | The ultimate retro handheld collectors' guide

Looking back at the pre-smartphone era of portable gaming.

Feature | You are the hero: A history of Fighting Fantasy

Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone on creating a page-turning legend.

Feature | Step inside the arcade of the future

The coin-op is dead, long live the coin-op.

Digital Foundry | Archos GamePad review

An Android tablet with physical gaming controls - is it a match made in heaven? Digital Foundry investigates.

Digital Foundry | Retrode 2 review

There's life in those old cartridges yet. Meet the hardware add-on that could legitimise retro emulation.

Digital Foundry | Sony Xperia T review

Digital Foundry goes hands-on with Bond's new mobile.

Digital Foundry | The ultimate open source handheld: the return of Pandora

The astonishing story behind the world's first crowd-funded console, plus full review of the new 1GHz edition.

Feature | Crippled by Nostalgia: The Fraud of Retro Gaming

Does gameplay drive our love of vintage games, or is it something else entirely?

Feature | Never Neglect the Niche: NG Dev Team on developing for dead systems

Germany's indie darlings speak exclusively about their new Neo Geo game, Gunlord

Digital Foundry | The Ultimate Retro Console Collectors' Guide

Everything you need to know about the greatest video games systems ever made.

Digital Foundry | Retro Handhelds Face-Off

Attack of the Clones! Mega Drive and SNES resurrected as handhelds - Digital Foundry checks them out.

Digital Foundry | Xperia Play with OnLive: The Real Next-Gen Handheld?

Is this cloud combo the future of gaming on the go?

Digital Foundry | Mobile Controller Group Test

Tired of the touch-screen? Try these phone and tablet controllers for size.

Digital Foundry | Best Android Gaming Smartphones

Know your Xperia Play from your Galaxy Nexus.

Feature | Rising from the Grave

The story behind this year's new Mega Drive game.