Give PC gaming a classic flavour with these retro controller Prime Day Lightning Deals

Nintendo has some of the biggest mascots in videogames, from classics like Mario and The Legend of Zelda’s Link to new ones like the Octolings from Splatoon, but the real characters have always been the company’s signature controllers. As PC gamers, we often forget about controllers unless they’re a flight stick to complete our Star Wars: Squadrons loadouts or fighting sticks to dominate the best fighting games out there, but nostalgia can be a powerful thing.

Whether you switched from consoles and want a blast from the past or simply want the authenticity of retro gaming, you can now get miadore’s N64 controller and iNNEXT’s SNES gamepads cheaper than ever in the UK. Both are USB-based and will work with emulators on various Windows, Raspberry Pis, and even Mac OS X. You don’t even need to bother with downloading a driver, as they’re entirely plug-and-play.

Since these are Lightning Deals,

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The history of Galloping Ghost, the USA’s largest classic arcade

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Konami rates classic games like Metal Gear, Castlevania, and Contra for PC

In a new report from Gematsu, the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee has reportedly rated a selection of classic Konami games for PC, which could indicate an imminent relaunch for these games on PC on official platforms. Eight games in total were rated for PC, five of which are in a collection, spanning a fifteen year period starting all the way back in 1987 and ending in 2002. The games that were rated include:

  • Metal Gear
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
  • Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania and Contra, which includes
    • Castlevania
    • Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
    • Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse
    • Contra
    • Super C

It’s not clear if these are HD remasters that are intended for release on all modern gaming platforms, or if Konami is simply porting the original games to PC (which would be a slightly baffling move). Either way, it’s likely that we’ll be seeing these games

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Freedom Fighters, A Cult Classic From Hitman Dev, Has Returned On PC

Update: As speculated, IO Interactive’s cult classic game Freedom Fighters has been re-released on PC, 17 years after its original debut. The title is available now on Steam and GOG, and is coming to the Epic Games Store soon. It’s available for 33% off during its release week, and comes with the Jesper Kyd soundtrack as a bonus. This is a re-release, not a remake or remaster, so it looks and feels a lot like it did back in 2003.

Unfortunately, there’s no indication of the game coming to modern consoles. It is not part of the Xbox backwards compatibility program.

The original story follows.

Freedom Fighters, the 2003 cult classic from Hitman developer IO Interactive, might be making a comeback. The game, which was published by EA on PC, PS2, Xbox, and GameCube, has received a new rating from PEGI for PC.

The rating, which was discovered and shared

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Freedom Fighters, A Cult Classic From Hitman Dev, Might Be Coming Back

Freedom Fighters, the 2003 cult classic from Hitman developer IO Interactive, might be making a comeback. The game, which was published by EA on PC, PS2, Xbox, and GameCube, has received a new rating from PEGI for PC.

The rating, which was discovered and shared by ResetEra user dex3108, lists the publisher as IO Interactive. The studio went independent in 2017 after parting ways with Square Enix, and is currently working on Hitman 3. The release date is listed as September 21, 2020, but that could be a placeholder.

This could mean that the game is receiving a re-release, as the listing is identical from the previous entries aside from the publisher. The game is unavailable digitally, and is beloved enough that a touched-up re-release makes sense.

None of this is confirmed, but past precedent suggests that this rating could mean the game is going to be made available again

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