Tips to Spot Reproduction / Counterfeit Nintendo 64, N64 Games

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The first thing I do when I encounter any expensive game is looking for serial numbers. For Nintendo 64 games look in the cartridge slot. On authentic games, if you look in the groves of the N64 game you see some numbering in the slots. 

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Tips for Spotting Counterfeit SNES Games

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Recently we obtained a box of some really Rare Super Nintendo titles.  At first glance it was pretty obvious to tell these games where not authentic.  Below are points about how to spot these fake/ counterfeit "reproduction" SNES Games.

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The Top Ten, Best SNES Role Playing Games

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Today, we are going to take a look at some more classic RPGs from the Super Nintendo stable. At The Old School Game Vault, we are fond of RPGs and it would make us happy if you the reader can discover some of the games that gave us so many happy memories growing up.

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The Ten Best Nintendo NES Action-Adventure / RPG Games

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For those of us who were young when the NES first hit markets, it represents a childhood filled with countless gaming memories. Finally beating the last level on Super Mario Bros, giggling maniacally as we shot down ducks in Duck Hunt and nearly tossing the controller after a single bullet grazed my leg and killed me in contra.

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What Are The Expansion Ports Under A NES And N64 Used For?

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These days, game systems come with all kinds of I/O ports—USB, HDMI, Ethernet, Optical Audio and more. These portals are used to do everything from log online to connect digital cameras.

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What are the Best Sega Genesis Role Playing Games to Play

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There’s nothing quite like a good RPG game to transport you into a world of swords-and-sorcery, foul creatures and great heroes, and make you feel like you’re part of a great adventure to save the world. That’s all we wanted to do as kids, right? (Some of us still hope to find a portal that takes us into a world where we are axe-wielding warriors tasked with saving the realm, on a pet dinosaur) Today, we are going to take a look at some of best RPG games on one of the platforms that was most responsible for showcasing the strength of the RPG genre – the Sega Genesis . Put on your armor and pick up your weapon, and let’s run through some of the best Sega Genesis games. Shadowrun  Shadowrun is one of the best pieces of interactive fiction that has been produced, so it isn’t a surprise that...
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The Complete Original Nintendo NES Label / Seal Guide

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The late 1970s saw the release of the Atari 2600 and the rise of the home gaming console. But by the early 1980s, it crashed and burned. This was due mostly to gamers’ frustration at sub-par games (“E.T. The Extra Terrestrial,” anyone?). The sentiment effectively killed the home-console market.

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PS1 Fighting Games! Our Toughest All Time Titles

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Whether you’re throwing a hadouken from the other end of the screen or exchanging roundhouse kicks and fists at close range, there’s something about the mano-a-mano combat that fighting games deliver that is incredibly intense, challenging and fun at the same time.  

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Who had the Edge - Sega Saturn or the Sega DreamCast?

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The Saturn and Dreamcast were two machines that enjoyed as many similarities as they did stark differences. One system marked the end of the ‘90s gaming era and the other ushered in the much-heralded 6th-generation of consoles that defined the new millennium.

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The Best Nintendo NES Shmups/Shooters of All Time List

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Kids dream about all kinds of things, but one of the dreams I’m pretty sure you and I shared as children was about being a badass fighter pilot. How cool would it be if we could explore the final frontier in a cool ship with lots of blasters and turrets and liberate planets by shooting bad guys in the face? 

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The Best Retro Horror Video Games

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At the OSGV, we are huge fans of two things – retro games and horror.

Which is why it should come as absolutely no surprise that some of our favorite games of all time are horror games!
Today, we are going to take a look back at some horror gaming classics.  Don't miss out on our picks for some of the best games to play on Halloweeen.

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The Myth and Rarity Behind Blockbuster Exclusive Video Games

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The newer generation of gamers may not remember Blockbuster Video. However, for those of us of a certain age the rental behemoth is almost impossible to forget. There was a time about 20 years ago when Blockbuster was as ubiquitous as McDonalds.

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The Variations & Reasoning of Nintendo NES Cartridge Screws

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The Nintendo Entertainment System’s reputation as the home console of the’80s has only been burnished over time. And as its notoriety has increased in retro game circles, little myths and legends have popped up that capture the attention of gamers of that era. 

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Do it! Why you need to Buy an Original Nintendo NES Console

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The joys of buying an Original Nintendo NES Console.  I just bought this retro bad boy for my wife and myself the other day.  Sure I saw plenty of bootleg mini-nintendo consoles for a heck of a lot cheaper, but I don’t support buying any reproduction video game or video game console for that matter.  

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The Six Best X-Men Video Games You Gotta Play!

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The stars have aligned. The pleas of a legion of devoted, entertainment-starved fanbase have reached the heavens and changed the order of things.

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How to Use Keywords to Sell Video Games on Our Website

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The main focal point of this video [Shown Below] is to introduce you to using keywords. Using identifiable keywords to sell your games will speed up the selling process on our website. The best practice is to search for the games and type the title of the game out as listed on the game or case. For example, you’d type in Grand Theft Auto IV instead of using the number 4. You would also want to avoid using short titles such as COD for call of duty. The database isn’t set up to use short titles.

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The Original Castlevania Nintendo NES Retro Review

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There are portions of Castlevania that will defeat you. Portions that will make you look back mournfully over your life and the decisions that led you up to this point – your 17th straight death courtesy the Medusa heads.

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Here is our Picks for: The Best Super Mario Games of the 1990's

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Few gaming franchises have established as much of a legacy and a permanent spot in the gaming pantheon as the adventures of Mario and his cast of lovable characters. Today, we’ll be taking a look at a crucial decade for the Mario franchise – the 90s – and count down the best games the franchise released in these 10 years. 
Let’s begin.

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Indiana Jones and The Infernal Machine A Blockbuster Exclusive Review

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When the first Tomb Raider game came out, a lot of gamers were of the opinion that developers Core Design essentially created a game out of the Indiana Jones movie franchise and put Lara Croft in place of everyone’s favorite whip-cracking adventurer. 

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10 Remarkable PlayStation RPGs, PS1 Games You Must Play!

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The PS1 had some of the most memorable RPG games in history. Beautiful graphics, complex narratives and a wealth of content to explore were hallmarks of several of the genre’s classics that came out on the PS1.

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