When I was a kid, I spent most of my childhood living in rural Saskatchewan. Here, the nearest neighbor was many miles away. As this environment was a bit isolating (with not much to do), I decided I needed to convince my mother to buy me a computer. After many many days of begging, she finally caved and I got a computer and the internet. I was incredibly happy about this. This occurred in 1996, and at this point in time computers were just starting to become a little more mainstream (with the internet catching on in popularity). I spent hours upon hours on the computer, playing games and figuring out the basics of how they worked. Although it’s taken for granted now, the technology at the time was incredibly fascinating and I believe this is where my journey into gaming and tech began. Along with the computer, consoles like the Super Nintendo, the N64, and the early Playstations provided further entertainment and engagement. I played a wide variety of games (everything from Mario Kart to RPGs and platformers).
I haven't bothered that much with retro games in the last few months. Mainly because I'm obsessed with Metal Gear Solid V and the online mode that they offer to fans. That was about to change when I attended "Arcade Club" in Leeds and sampled the excellent Turtles in Time.
When it comes to what was the best system of all time, it usually comes down to 2. There is the Super Nintendo and the Playstation 2 (though a lot of people would argue n64 should be on the list). Both are great systems that deserve the title but we are here to pick one. I will give my vote at the end but let me know what you think. And for your vote you cannot include PS 1 games on the backwards compatible PS 2. It has to be based solely on Playstation 2 titles (but don't worry there are a lot of them).
30 years ago today, a 16-bit home video game console was introduced to the masses. That gaming system was the Sega Genesis and it released over 900 games. To date, it had sold almost 31 million units and its best selling game was Sonic the Hedgehog, which sold 15 million units. I'll be sharing some of my favorite Sega Genesis games that I loved playing as a kid, in no particular order. In about a month, the Sega Genesis Mini is set to be released and will include 42 pre-installed games. It will go on sale for $79.99 and if you would like to see the full list of games, you can click the link down below. I've written an article about it two months ago, so be sure to check it out. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy my list of Sega Genesis games.
I wonder if our children will have the same reaction to current gen games as we have to our generation of games?To be clear, I am currently running an Xbox One X on a 75" OLED 4k screen, with a 1200 watt surround-sound home theater system; and while everything looks and sounds magnificent, there's still something that constantly draws me to my bedroom in search of my Super Nintendo and the game we all loved to play when we were kids.
We all know that movies based on the video games that we grew up playing are usually major flops, but I chose three random games that I would like to see in theaters, on TV, or on a streaming service like Netflix in the near future. The following games that you'll see on this list are ones that I grew up playing. For almost 30 years, I've played many games and always have that nostalgic feel. So without further ado, here are the three games that I would love to see as a TV series or movie.
I was first introduced to Conker's Bad Fur Day a year ago by my gaming-enthusiastic boyfriend, Nigel. When he first described the game to me I thought he can't be serious?! Surely there is not really a game like this! So, out came the game; he was correct, and I found myself thoroughly enjoying the game.
I love the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It might be my favorite console. It boasts many of the more entertaining games available.
Growing up in the late 80s and early 90s, most of my time was spent playing Sierra Adventure Games on my PC. Now—you might be thinking to yourself, aww... poor kid, he never had any friends. Quite the opposite actually — I had A LOT of friends, and for the most part they were all nerds and geeks like me, who sat at home playing Sierra adventure games. And we played them all: Kings Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Hero’s Quest, Quest for Glory, Manhunter, Gold Rush, The Adventures of Willy Beamish,the Black Cauldron, and let's not forget Leisure Suit Larry (when our parents were away, of course).
Greetings, my nerdy fam and Vocal readers. I have yet another update on the Sega Genesis Mini. Sega announced yesterday the complete list of games that's going to be on the console. The Sega Genesis Mini will be released on September 19 and go on sale for $79.99. In case you have missed my last two articles about this topic or just want to read them again, you can click on the links here:
Greetings, Vocal readers. I have an update on the Sega Genesis Mini that you're going to love. So in case you're living under a rock or unaware of what's going on, two months ago, Sega announced that they will be releasing the Sega Genesis Mini on September 19. It will include 40 games and it's ready to plug and play. The retail price of it will go on sale for $79.99. For about $80, that's a really good deal for a piece of nostalgia. It's better than spending $200-$400 on an XBox One or PlayStation 4. I wrote an article about this back in March and disclosed the list of the first handful of games that will be on the Sega Genesis Mini and they are as follows:
You know what’s a neat game? Archon.