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The Best Gaming Franchises of All-Time Castlevania


Any time a series inspires an entire genre of games, you know they’re doing something right. One half of the inspiration behind the ever-popular Metroidvania genre of games, Castlevania does a lot of things well and arguably includes the most battles against Count Dracula featured in any gaming series.

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The 10 Best Super Nintendo PRG Games of All Time


Today, we are going to take a look at some more classic RPGs from the SNES stable. At OSGV, 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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How to Spot Counterfeit N64 Carts / Fake Nintendo 64 Games


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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What to know about Buying Retro Video Games Online?


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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Super Mario. Everything You Need to Know


Are you a fan of Super Mario Bros, then you got to check out the history and what made this such an epic gaming Franchise.  This article was written by the nice folks over at, so head over and check them out!  They are a great spot for reviews, news and fantastic gaming blogs!

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YELP is Wrong! The Old School Game Vault is [OPEN] Reviews


Updated: 02/01/2019

For years Yelp has been frustrating business all across the country.  Yet again, this stupid company won't show our reviews on their platform. 

Now yelp states The Old School Game Vault is closed, which is wrong.

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10 of The Best Nintendo NES RPGs of All Time


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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The Variations & Reasoning of Nintendo NES Cartridge Screws


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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How to Spot Counterfeit / Fake Super Nintendo Games - SNES


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 Complete Original Nintendo NES Label / Seal Guide


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


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

Nintendo 64DD Disc Drive

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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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

Sega Video Game Console

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Why, Where and How Should I Study Game Design?

video game design

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

Thief | Best Video Games from 1998

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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4 of The greatest retro Batman Video Games from the 90's

The best retro Batman Games

The Dark Knight is without a doubt one of the most beloved comic book characters and pop culture icons of all time. Over decades, Batman’s brooding nature, ace detective skills and colorful gallery of villains have become second nature to most of us.

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Could A Video Game Be the Answer To Your Kid's ADD/ADHD?

Video Games helping kids with ADD/ADHD

Video games seem to be part and parcel of parenting today. And while kids love them, you might not be thrilled at the idea of your kid choosing video games over homework - especially if video games seem to be the only thing on which they can concentrate.

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Thats Phat! The Best Video Games from the Year 1998

Best Video Games from 1998

The year 1998 was a truly landmark year in video game history. This was the year Legend of Zelda finally went 3D. The first FPS with a stellar, story-driven campaign was released. The age of the modern stealth game began.

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

Top Games from 1997

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