Why You Should Buy Video Games from The Old School Game Vault

Dear reader, since you are on this page, allow us to make a few assumptions about you. You are a connoisseur.

Your childhood was awesome because you spent it with Mario, Zelda and games without 15-minute cinematics. You are tired of the escalating graphics and shaders arms race and long for a simpler time when games were about gameplay and fun.

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Sell Video Game Consoles for Cash with This Ultimate Guide

Sell Video Game Consoles for Cash

It should be easier than ever to sell video game consoles online, as retro gaming has enjoyed a huge resurgence in recent years. As adults who grew up in the 80s and 90s look back wistfully on their pre-smartphone, pre-social media childhoods. In those days, Facebook and the iPhone were a long ways from defining an era,

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Vintage Video Games! That helped shape gaming in the 80s

Vintage Video Games

In a previous blog post, we touched on five of the most iconic video games of the 1980s. This wasn’t necessarily a compilation of the greatest games (although some, like Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. will always have re-playability), but rather those vintage video games that defined a decade.

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Shipping Policy - Buying Games - The Old School Game Vault

Thank you for visiting and shopping at The Old School Game Vault​(Following are the terms and conditions that constitute our Shipping Policy when buying from us.) Updated: August 13, 2021  Domestic Shipping Policy Items will be shipped  within 1-2 business days of receipt of payment.  Orders are not shipped on weekends or holidays.  All our games are shipped using USPS First Class Mail, which typically takes 1 to 5 business days.   Shipment confirmation & Order tracking You will receive a Shipment Confirmation email once your order has shipped containing your tracking number(s). The tracking number will be active within 24 hours.   The Shipping Cost First Class Shipping is available to the 50 United States, we do not ship to US Territories. All Game orders above $25 the shipping cost is on us.  All orders below $25 the shipping cost is $3.99   Customs, Duties and Taxes The Old School...

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Retro Gaming - What Games Should You Start With & Where to play Them Online

Retro Video Games have come a long way since its inception. Although general knowledge suggests that the likes of Spacewar or Pong as the earliest form of video games, they are merely an evolved version of electronic games or computer games. Let's take a brief over-view of gaming history, and then showcase of the best retro video games that made gaming what it is today.

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Why, Where and How Should I Study Game Design?

video game designDoes it bug you that, even in the greatest of games, there can be moments that literally suck? What happens when you’re faced with a scene that doesn’t quite fit with the gameplay, or when a design decision completely ruins your gaming experience?

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Star Wars: Episode I Battle For Naboo N64 Review


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 the video-game tie-ins for the Star Wars prequels.

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The Best Selling Final Fantasy RPG Games from the Franchise

It is hard to think of a role-playing series that is more iconic than the Japanese phenomenon Final Fantasy. A brainchild of Hironobo Sakaguchi, an ex-developer from Squaresoft/Square Enix, Final Fantasy is one of the best selling video game franchises in the video game industry.  

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A Retro Gamers Online Buying Guide

There are few ways to look at this nowadays.  Either you’re a retro video game fan who enjoys playing with emulators.  Or you’re a retro video game fan that enjoys playing with the original software. 

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

1998, as we’ve talked about in the previous article, saw the release of some all-time classics. 3D began to take hold, and games and game developers responded in kind.

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F-Zero Game Review For Super Nintendo Console

Super Nintendo F-Zero Review

Welcome to the future. In this world, humanity has apparently run out of things to entertain themselves. The mega-rich have been upping the ante steadily to the point where only one thing can really get their adrenaline racing again – racing extreme machines that hover several feet above the ground. F-Zero is an entertaining racer set in a futuristic universe (that frankly sounds awesome).

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An Inside Look at Nintendo's Best Selling Video Game Series - Pokemon

Pokémon is one of the most iconic franchises of our time. The cute pocket monsters in this colorful universe have been around for over two decades at this point, and new entries continue to add more amazing characters to the already massive roster.  

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Return & Refund Policy - Buying Games

https://theoldschoolgamevault.com/buy-videogames Updated: July 09, 2022 Thank you for shopping at The Old School Game Vault. If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we're here to help. Returns Happen, So don't Worry Our products can be returned within 90 days of the original purchase of the product. To be eligible for a return, please make sure that: The product was purchased in the last 90 days The product is in its original packaging The product isn't damaged Products that do not meet these criteria will not be considered for return. Please contact us before you send the product: By email: brandon@theoldschoolgamevault.com By visiting this page on our website: Contact Us Send the product with its original packing to: The Old School Game Vault: Returns 6321 W. Dempster St. # 261 Morton Grove, IL 60053 Shipping charges Shipping charges incurred in connection with the return of a product are refundable. Damaged...

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5 Kick-Ass Shooters to get you Flying by the Seat of Your Pants

Video Game Shooters, Shmups

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5 Glorious Retro Gaming Shooters You Gotta Play Now!

 In Part 1 of this series, we took a look at some of the most iconic bullet-hell shooters of all time. And really, we couldn’t just stop at five. There are way too many awesome retro video games in the shmup /side scrolling shooter genre.

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Booyah! Retro Gaming Rewind in the Year 1997

Best Games of 1997

1997 was another solid year for retro video games. Plenty of long-running franchises came out with fun entries, and some unexpected gems stole gamers’ hearts worldwide. This was also the year 3D Realms began developing the game that ended up taking an eternity to release – Duke Nukem Forever. 

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Where can I Sell Old Nintendo Games Online for Cash

It used to be a quick and simple process to sell pre-owned NES games. You'd take the game cartridge to a video game buyer's store and exchange it for some extra money. But that was back in the day. In today's world, you need to do more than just go to a store and trade-in your beloved games.

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Booyah! The Best Retro Video Games from 1997 - Part 2

Top Games from 1997

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Retro Video Games & Where to Buy Retro Games in 2022?

Looking for a new extension arm for your antique typewriter? Ok, first of all, why? And secondly, um, good luck with that.

Aside from this scenario, you're probably aware that components of vintage technology can be hard to come by. On the other hand, some antiquated tech refuses to die because it's timeless, nostalgic, or just freaking awesome.

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Best PS1 Hidden Gems You’ve Probably Never Played

PS1 Hidden Gems... So when was the last time you played Koudelka, Top Shop, or Rival Schools on PS1? Just kidding! That was a trick question. If you’re like most gamers, you’ve never even heard of these titles before. And that’s a real shame because these games are true masterpieces of the PS1 era.  Sadly, though, there are loads of hidden PS1 gems like these that were simply overshadowed by other PS1 hits. Of course, this is bound to happen when such games are released alongside historical hits like Final Fantasy VII. . Read on to discover the best PS1 Hidden gems that you’ve been missing. 1. Bushido Blade As a retro gamer, you’ve probably played your fair share of fighting games. As such, you know that they’re all based on the same, bizarrely unrealistic gameplay model. Specifically, the characters punch, kick, stab, and fireball each other in order to drain...

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