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8 11, 2019

Atari Pong Mini Arcade (with 12 games) Official Trailer

By |2019-11-08T21:14:53+00:00November 8th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Atari Pong Mini Arcade (with 12 games) Official Trailer

Watch the official trailer for the new Atari Pong Mini Arcade (with 12 games) now! An officially licensed collectable retro mini arcade Full colour 2.8″ screen to display your arcade skills 12 Officially Licensed Games included Arcade sounds from a built-in speaker 3.5mm headphone jack to connect your headphones Removable joystick – Collect the range [...]

20 09, 2019

Harvester – The Most Controversial Game You Never Knew Existed

By |2019-09-21T14:47:47+00:00September 20th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Harvester – The Most Controversial Game You Never Knew Existed

FMVs weren’t new to the world of gaming in the nineties, it was more or less reintroduced in the early part of the decade like an annoying playground fad once CDs became the norm. Popular point-and-click games like Phantasmagoria and Ripper featured professional Hollywood actors giving some ridiculous performances in FMV-centric games. Unlike Command & [...]

13 09, 2019

A Brief History of: Gran Turismo

By |2019-09-14T13:38:31+00:00September 13th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on A Brief History of: Gran Turismo

Simulation games are often niche titles at best with very few of them reaching critical success on a massive scale. Think titles like Microsoft’s Flight Simulator or the Farming Simulator line of games. And don’t get us started on the maddeningly expensive train sim games out there. Like we said, it’s a niche area and [...]

10 09, 2019

We’re Hiring – Site Editor and Community Manager

By |2019-09-11T13:10:58+00:00September 10th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on We’re Hiring – Site Editor and Community Manager

Job Description – Site Editor and Community Manager We are looking for a confident writer and community manager to manage our Rice Digital (Japanese culture) and Funstock Retro (retro gaming) editorial websites and social media profiles. This is an exciting opportunity to come into an editorial post managing sites with hundreds of thousands of visits [...]

30 08, 2019

BLACK Evercade confirmed – EXCLUSIVELY at Funstock

By |2019-08-31T11:28:52+00:00August 30th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on BLACK Evercade confirmed – EXCLUSIVELY at Funstock

We are (searches for list of superlatives) delighted, thrilled, fired up, hyperactive, juiced, pumped, psyched and stoked to announce that Funstock.co.uk will be the EXCLUSIVE retailer for the Black Evercade.   We can also confirm we are the exclusive retailer for the ‘All-In’ Edition, which includes all 9 cartridges! Visit Funstock.co.uk for more information! The [...]

24 08, 2019

The Top 10 Survival Horror Games

By |2019-08-25T10:32:49+00:00August 24th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The Top 10 Survival Horror Games

Survival horror is one of those genres that is so broad as to almost be meaningless as a descriptor. You’ve got zombie survival horror, ghosts, rogue AI, aliens – you name it, if it can kill you, it can be front and center in a survival horror. Given how diverse the field is, it is [...]

24 08, 2019

The Top 10 Games of 1999

By |2019-08-24T09:47:00+00:00August 24th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The Top 10 Games of 1999

1999 was one heck of a year and not just because of the impending Y2K apocalypse on the horizon. The year that served as the transition point between the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, 1999 demonstrated that the PSX was nowhere close to being finished with triple-A titles and the general quality of the PlayStation lineup [...]

21 08, 2019

A Brief History Of: The Commodore Amiga

By |2019-08-21T17:18:00+00:00August 21st, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on A Brief History Of: The Commodore Amiga

Some consoles had a much larger impact on the course of video games than many of us realise… …one of those is the Commodore Amiga! Commodore’s attempt at competing with IBM PCs and Apple’s newly introduced Macintosh, 1985’s Amiga was an impressive piece of kit for its time though most of us don’t remember it [...]

14 08, 2019

The Most Intimidating N64 In History

By |2019-08-15T08:58:58+00:00August 14th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The Most Intimidating N64 In History

There’s few words we can really use to describe the craziness here… It’s an all metal – fire spewing – N64! You’ve got to see it to believe it. There’s huge bonus points for the rotating logo and the fact it looks like it still functions as a working console! https://www.funstockretro.co.uk/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/5275454.mp4 The post The Most [...]

13 08, 2019

Original Retro Gamers Remember This…

By |2019-08-14T08:49:57+00:00August 13th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Original Retro Gamers Remember This…

Back in the good old days of gaming, it wasn’t uncommon for the box art to be ‘slightly’ glamourised… (the same could be said for a lot of classic album sleeves too, but let’s not get into that). This great graphic by the_flandrew captures this feeling perfectly! The post Original Retro Gamers Remember This… appeared [...]