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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Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask N64 Review

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Breath of The Wild is still fresh in gamers’ minds, and for good reason. Nintendo once again managed to revitalize one of their iconic characters and place them into an adventure that’s worthy of the hall of fame.

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Star Wars: Episode I Battle For Naboo N64 Review

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Listen, we all know it and it’s been discussed a million times already – the Star Wars prequels aren’t exactly cinematic gold. You hear me Jar Jar? Nobody likes you Jar Jar! Luckily, the same fate didn’t befall all of the video-game tie-ins for the Star Wars prequels.

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Conker’s Bad Fur Day Review for N64

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The Intro:

Conker is a cute, cuddly squirrel. As such, you would probably expect a game that features said cute squirrel to be a whimsical kid-friendly tale that features all kinds of adorable talking animals and aww-inducing moments.

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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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Zelda: A Link To The Past Game Review For SNES

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It's always tough to quantify how much of a cultural impact things have when you're looking back at them several years (or decades) later. No one can really put into words what it felt like to be alive when a piece of art that was iconic first came out.

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Don't focus Solely on Prices to Sell Used Video Games Online

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Sure, we all want to make the most money or save the most money with any given transaction we are planning. Sometimes there’s more to the transaction than just money. There are many factors that can contribute to having the best experience selling used video games online for cash.

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The Retro Gamers Guide for Buying Used Video Games Online

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The retro video-game market rakes in around 200 million dollars annually. This despite the fact that we live in a bit-torrent age where consumers want and expect free entertainment.

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How to Spot Counterfeit / Fake Super Nintendo Games - SNES

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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 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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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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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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Nintendo NES Review Super C

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The Intro:

Super C is a throwback to the glory days – when men were men, and video games were punishingly, brutally difficult. Super C, the North American NES version of Super Contra, was released in 1990. It features the same muscle-toting, cigar smoking badass heroes that everyone loves.

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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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Super Mario Bros 3 Nintendo NES Retro Review

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Brief Intro:

In the pantheon of game franchises, there are very few single entries that can lay claim to bringing sweeping, long-lasting changes to the franchise. In a storied franchise such as Mario, this feat is even more impressive.

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

The Best X-Men Video Games to Play.

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The Ultimate! Video Game System Selling Guide

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Why, Where and How Should I Study Game Design?

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4 Dynamite Tips! For Selling Your Nintendo Games Online

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It used to be a quick and simple process to sell your old Nintendo games. You’d take the cartridge to a used game retailer and exchange it for a couple of bucks. But that was back in the day.

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Thats Phat! The Best Video Games from the Year 1998 - Part 2

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