What’s the Secret to Pokémon's Success after 20 years?

Pokemon - NIntendo

2016 marks the 20-year anniversary of the day little cuddly monsters called Pokémon first appeared on everyone’s favorite Gameboy. The title was a labor of love created and slaved over by famed designer Satoshi Tajiri, who, as legend has it, was inspired by his childhood hobby of collecting insects.

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Fat Princess Adventures | PS4 Review | Playstation 4

Fat Princess Adventures - PS4 Review

The Intro:

There’s a time for complex, Ken Levine-esque, layered storytelling. But sometimes, you just want to dive into a game, not worry too much about the plot, and just have some fun.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India – Xbox One Review

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India – Xbox One Review

Intro:

Whatever else you might feel about the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games, you have to admit that they look really cool. The China chapter featured gorgeous, paintbrush-like graphics, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India has a quiet beauty of its own. Colorful patterns and intricate textures abound.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Review - The Old School Game Vault

Xenoblade Chronicles X – Nintendo Wii U Review

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2015 was the year of the open-world game. Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid V, No Man’s Sky and Just Cause 3 featured sprawling locations and an almost endless amount of interesting things to do. The fact that Xenoblade Chronicles X holds its own when compared to these titans of the genre speaks volumes about its quality. Even after you’ve invested dozens of hours into the campaign, you’ll regularly come up against foes you haven’t seen before or pass through some previously unexplored terrain.

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The Worst Sega Video-Game Console Exposed

Sega Video Game Consoles

Probably no console manufacturer lost the initiative worse than Sega did after it slayed the dragon known as the Nintendo Entertainment System. In 1992, on the heels of a gambit that saw Sega bundle the Genesis system with Sonic the Hedgehog.

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MineCraft Story Mode Episode 3: Last Place You Look – Review

MineCraft Story Mode Review

The Intro:

Minecraft, by any definition of the term, is an absolute phenomenon. The easy barrier for entry, the unlimited possibilities and the unspeakable joy of building and sharing a universe with your friends makes it an absolute must-play. Some gaming experts theorize that massively multiplayer experiences like Minecraft, which don’t require a great deal of gaming skill or knowledge of lore to start playing, will become the norm.

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Why Video Games & Consoles Turn that Nasty Yellow Color

Yellowing Video Game Consoles

It can happen to even the most scrupulous retro-game collector. You’ve got a pristine Super Nintendo displayed alongside other throwback consoles, and yet somehow it turns yellow over time. 

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The Philips CD-i, A Multimedia Video Game Console

The Philips CD-I

There are a few video-game consoles out there, such as the Sega Saturn and the NEC TurboGrafx-16 that have been lost to the slow march of time. But avid retro gamers enjoy collecting these machines because they offer throw-back thrills and underrated gameplay.

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Just Cause 3 Review - The Old School Game Vault

Just Cause 3 Review

There are times when you want a complex narrative, thoughtful, emotionally affecting and decision-driven gameplay. And there are times when you want to completely wreck your environment and cackle in glee as one ridiculously awesome stunt after another succeeds (or fails),

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The Rise and Fall of a Video Game Behemoth - Sega

Sonic The HedgeHog

In the summer of 1991, at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show, video-game behemoth Nintendo revealed the follow-up to their much-adored NES console. The Super Nintendo would improve on the original in every way, featuring 16-bit graphics and capacity for some 32,768 colors.

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Fatal Frame Maiden of the Black Water Nintendo Wii U Review

Fatal Frame Nintendo Wii U - Review

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Dragon Quest Heroes The World Trees Woe Playstation 4 Review

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below - Review

The Intro:

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World’s Tree Woe and the Blight Below is an interesting game. At once, it offers you the relentless pleasure of slaughtering Blue Slimes (cute-looking killer blobs, for those of you who are new to the franchise)

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Halo 5 Guardians Review – The Old School Game Vault

Halo 5 Guardians Review

The Intro:

Put on your helmets and prepare for battle. Halo 5: Guardians is finally here. It takes a lot of risks and in a game about intergalactic warfare, Halo 5 boldly goes where no Halo game has ever gone before. Some of the chances it takes don’t always pay off, but when you’re fighting through massive islands, mowing down enemies and warping through black holes, it’s tough not to crack a smile.

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Whats Special about the different Versions of Video Games?

Game of The Year Version of Video Games

Many video-game collectors like to compare the greatest-hits and original versions of titles the way music fans compare secondary and original pressings of records.

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Why The Neo Geo is Rich-Man Retro Gaming?

Neo Geo

Over the last 40 years dozens upon dozens of home video game consoles have been released across the globe. Some, like the NES, retailed for affordable prices ($89.99), while others, like the TurboGrafx-16, were prohibitively expensive ($399.99). 

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‘90s Handheld Consoles—Which One Had the Edge?

Sega Nomad Handheld Console

If the ‘80s was the decade that thought it was the future, then the ‘90s was the decade that actually saw some of those technological promises come true. Case in point: handheld electronics—video games, to be precise.

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What is a Retro Gamer? – The Old School Game Vault

Retro Video Games

For those who think retro gaming (or “old school” gaming) is nothing but an obscure niche, think again. It’s a big business, one that brings in about $200 million annually.

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Star Wars Battlefront Review – The Old School Game Vault

Star Wars Battlefront Review

The Intro:

In a few weeks, the (arguably) biggest movie franchise on the planet returns to movie screens. There are several reasons why Star Wars is such an iconic pop-culture mainstay.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes - Review Nintendo 3DS

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes - Review

The Intro:

A good co-op puzzler is a hard thing to pull off. You need a balance of inventive mechanics, clever level design and clear advantages to playing with a group of friends instead of alone.

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Fallout 4 Review - The Old School Game Vault

Fallout 4 Review

The Intro:

Fallout 4 is a rare, rare thing. It’s one of those games that sucks you into such a complex world with a smorgasbord of quests and interesting characters that you can’t help but think “How did they ever manage to put all of this into one game?!” wandering around a post-apocalyptic wasteland has never been more fun.

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