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What's old is new again; rediscover retro video games and explore vintage-inspired reboots of the all-time classics.

  • whatageek
    Published about a month ago
    Super Nintendo or Playstation 2?

    Super Nintendo or Playstation 2?

    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).
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published about a month ago
    Genesis Does What Nintendon't: Sega Genesis at 30

    Genesis Does What Nintendon't: Sega Genesis at 30

    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.
  • Brian C.
    Published 2 months ago
    Somehow, My SNES Calls My Name Louder Than My Xbox One X

    Somehow, My SNES Calls My Name Louder Than My Xbox One X

    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.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 months ago
    3 Retro Games That Deserve a Movie or TV Series

    3 Retro Games That Deserve a Movie or TV Series

    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.
  • Hayley Dodwell
    Published 2 months ago
    'Conker's Bad Fur Day' - A Game Like No Other!

    'Conker's Bad Fur Day' - A Game Like No Other!

    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.
  • Aaron Dennis
    Published 2 months ago
    10 SNES Games You Don't Need to Play

    10 SNES Games You Don't Need to Play

    I love the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It might be my favorite console. It boasts many of the more entertaining games available.
  • Denny Kurien
    Published 3 months ago
    How Sierra Adventure Games Inspired Me to Be a Creative Entrepreneur

    How Sierra Adventure Games Inspired Me to Be a Creative Entrepreneur

    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).
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 4 months ago
    Sega Genesis Mini Update #3

    Sega Genesis Mini Update #3

    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:
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 4 months ago
    Sega Genesis Mini Update

    Sega Genesis Mini Update

    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:
  • Aaron Dennis
    Published 4 months ago
    'Archon' on the NES

    'Archon' on the NES

    You know what’s a neat game? Archon.
  • Crystal Heart
    Published 5 months ago
    Crimson's Review of 'Sonic the Hedgehog 3' Plugged into 'Sonic and Knuckles'

    Crimson's Review of 'Sonic the Hedgehog 3' Plugged into 'Sonic and Knuckles'

    A lot of Sega Genesis owners think this is a great and fantastic game that has several hours of play time, and well... they're right! There are definitely some pros and cons to this game, so let's go ahead and dive right in, shall we? I'll add a few tips and pointers to make your gameplay easier if you've somehow never managed to play this before. If you have the Sonic and Knuckles cartridge, you'll notice there's a lid to another place to insert a cartridge. That's because you can insert Sonic 1, 2, and 3 and get a variety of more game play from simply combining two cartridges. When you insert Sonic the Hedgehog 3 into the slot, you essentially get the two games combined into one long and interconnected gameplay. There are four ways to play this game. This game has tons of obstacles, and if you’re planning to get through it all, you’ll need hours of playtime.
  • Andrej Kovacevic
    Published 5 months ago
    5 Local Co-Op Games No Old-School Gamer Should Miss

    5 Local Co-Op Games No Old-School Gamer Should Miss

    If you've been around long enough, and you're a geek, you can probably recall a time when cooperative gaming meant gathering with friends and a handful of game cartridges (or floppy disks, if you're willing to admit being old enough to remember them) for a night of Jolt Cola and electronic diversion. Up through the end of the 1990s, there was no better way to assert your geeky superiority than to demolish your friends at a game of GoldenEye or Mario Party. Then, the internet changed everything.