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

  • Dean Sharples
    Published 2 months ago
    Why We Still Play Retro Games

    Why We Still Play Retro Games

    I’ve had many discussions with people who ask me why I am still playing retro games when there are newer games that are visually better on the market. Why am I still interested in playing old arcade classics such as Donkey Kong or Mr. Do. Why have I spent a lot of time tracking down games I used to play on systems such as the Atari St, Spectrum, and Amiga when I can just buy a PS4 and play these amazing games with fancy graphics and effects. What have older games and systems got that the latest consoles haven’t?
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 months ago
    Sega Genesis Mini: 1 Year Later

    Sega Genesis Mini: 1 Year Later

    On this day in 2019, the Sega Genesis Mini was released worldwide. It had 42 pre-installed games and I’ve beaten a couple of those games so far this year. It’s been over three months since I’ve had this game system. It’s unknown how many units the Sega Genesis Mini had sold. The two games that I’ve completed were Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master. It took me almost 30 years to beat both of those games. However, there were some amazing Sega Genesis games I wish were added on to this console, which I’ll get to towards the end of the story. Four months ago, I did do a review on Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I’m going to share my review of Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master and add it to this story.
  • Frank Sartain
    Published 3 months ago
    Why Old Classic Video Games are Priceless

    Why Old Classic Video Games are Priceless

    During my transition from being a High School student to becoming a young adult, I’ve learned why the standard classic video games are priceless. While going through this time of my life, I’ve been very busy with college. With this priority at hand, I am unable to spend as much time buying and playing the newest video games on the newest gaming consoles. (Not to mention how expensive that would get.) Therefore, whenever I take a moment to play video games, I choose to play retro games. These types of games are very simple and easy to understand. They are some of the most basic video games out there that just about anyone could learn how to play. In my experience, the depth of these games is fitting for how long I want to take a break from my responsibilities. Within just a few rounds of retro games (about 10 minutes total), I’ll be ready to turn the games off and go back to work.
  • Scott Reinke
    Published 3 months ago
    Why Do I Collect And Play Retro/Modern Video Games???

    Why Do I Collect And Play Retro/Modern Video Games???

    Please note: This is me literally putting my ideas down. Aplogies if something seems vague or nonsensical. There is one memory that I always love to share. This memory is of great signfigance to me as a collector and how I view what a video game should offer. When I was four years old, I decided to mozy on into my oldest borthers room to see what he was up to. To my delight, he had the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time running on one of those glorious, big-boxed CRTVs and the N64 system tucked in on the shelf just underneath it. Now, my brother was always good and thoughtful to us youngins'. You see, there was three of us total in the household. Sharing gaming consoles was more or less a challenge in an of itself. But there was those rare times that my brother would let me in to his room and mess around on his N64. That is where the jounrey will begin; on the bed of my oldest brothers room holding that controller in my hand to embark on my first ever adventure.
  • Adam Wallace
    Published 4 months ago
    The Joy of Retro

    The Joy of Retro

    I've been a gamer almost my entire life. I was wrapping my hand around an Atari 2600 joystick before I was even in kindergarten. In fact, when people on Twitter label those who started gaming with Halo on the original Xbox as "old-school", I can't help but laugh.
  • Brendaliz Colon
    Published 6 months ago
    What happened to the Habbo Hotel?

    What happened to the Habbo Hotel?

    What is Habbo Hotel? Habbo is a social network service and online community aimed at teenagers. The website is owned and operated by Sulake, a Finnish corporation under the Azerion network.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 6 months ago
    ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ and ‘Street Fighter II’ Reviews

    ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ and ‘Street Fighter II’ Reviews

    It’s been a while since I’ve done a game review. Since I’m currently on paid leave from work because of the coronavirus pandemic, I playing video games to keep myself occupied. For the first time on Vocal, I’ll be reviewing two games at the same time. Those are Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition. I’ll share my own personal ratings for both games near the end of this article.
  • UK ARCADES
    Published 7 months ago
    the Atari BLAZE!

    the Atari BLAZE!

    The Atari blaze is an officially licensed collectible retro mini arcades console featuring the original classic iconic retro as can be pixel game the legendary Centipede and 4 other amazing games! Adventure, Sprint Master, Gravitar and Yars' Revenge offer you true retro gaming from the start of a global revolution. Experience the classics and collect the whole range of games.
  • Summer
    Published 9 months ago
    Rise Of Online Gambling

    Rise Of Online Gambling

    There is no doubt that Online Gambling has immense popularity around the world. In some countries, it is legal while in others it is illegal. But people still play, despite its legalization.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 10 months ago
    Tecmo Bowl Review (1989)

    Tecmo Bowl Review (1989)

    Super Bowl LIV is in a few days and most of you are planning on attending a party somewhere or hosting one to entertain your friends, family, and other guests. Speaking of football, I’ll be reviewing a game that I’ve been hooked on for the last three years. That game is none other than Tecmo Bowl. Just to remind everyone that I’m reviewing the game that’s on the NES Classic. Tecmo Bowl was originally released as an arcade game in 1987. The NES version of the game was released in 1989, becoming the first game to have real NFL players, via a license from the National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA. If you have the NES Classic, you noticed that every team is identified by their home state or city. That’s because the company Tecmo wasn’t able to get permission from the NFL to use them.
  • [email protected]
    Published 12 months ago
    A Personal History of Gaming

    A Personal History of Gaming

    I read a post on social media which proclaimed the 16-Bit era of gaming was the best. This statement caused a lot of debate. As someone who has been an avid gamer for the past 25 years, having even worked in a video-game store, I completely agree with that statement.
  • Roy Jones
    Published about a year ago
    SNES 'Turtle's in Time' Review

    SNES 'Turtle's in Time' Review

    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.