When Resident Evil was released in 1996 on the PlayStation, arguably, the Survival Horror genre was born. Created by Shinji Mikami and developed and published by Capcom, the series has been a massive success, with multiple main series games and numerous spin off titles.
When Nintendo announced a new upcoming heldheld in 2004 codenamed DS (Developer System) they described as “The 3rd Pillar”. The Gameboy Advance and Gamecube were Nintendo’s main machines even though the Gamecube was struggling against XBox and PlayStation 2. However in March 2005 the DS was released and people took notice!
Sports games are a genre that have been around for years. From Pong to Track And Field to Fifa there have been some fantastic sports games and some stinkers. It’s a genre that is great fun playing with friends even though tempers may have been known to flair during some games (that may just be me!)
Maximum Power Up takes another look at the Sony PlayStation 2. As previously discussed Sony really started to take control of the console market with their 2nd machine. With a massive software library which also included the start of many much loved franchises there was something for everyone.
Following on from our last episode we reveal the final 25 games in the Maximum Power Up All Time Top 50. As previously mentioned we asked our listeners to help us decide by voting the top 50 games of all time. With our podcast covering all eras it gave us the chance to cover ’70’s to now.
For any gaming magazine fans in the 80’s or 90’s there is a very good chance they read work from Julian “Jaz” Rignall.
Working on several much loved magazines including Zzap64, CVG and Mean Machines, Jaz built up an excellent reputation as a writer and then editor for these magazines.