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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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10 PlayStation 2 RPGs Worth Your Time to Play

Playstation 2 RPG Games

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The SNES Super Scope & Everything you need to Know!

Super Nintendo: Super Scope - Light Gun

To paraphrase 19th Century British playwright Oscar Wilde, the SNES Super Scope was awesome. Even if he never said that, he should have. Because it was.

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Light Guns, Zappers, Phasers, Not HD Compatible - Here's Why

Light Guns, Blasters, Zappers and Phasers

For fans of retro gaming, few things are more fun than firing up an old console system on a modern flat-screen TV. Seeing how games of yesteryear look in stunning 1080p high definition is a goal unto itself. 

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Is Paying $600 for a used retro video game worth the cost?

The cost of Retro Games

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5 Bad Ass Games That Define the Shmup (Shoot 'em up) Genre

The Best Shot'em Up Games

Shmup. Some gamers get a natural high just from saying the word while others can’t forget about the genre fast enough. Despite this, one thing’s for certain: shmup’s legacy will endure as long as there are video games to be played.

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Mario Kart: Is it Still Fresh After All These Years?

Mario Kart Video Games

At their best, Nintendo games bridge generations. “Super Mario Bros.”, “The Legend of Zelda”, “Metroid”, “Donkey Kong”—these games, and the colorful cast of characters that populate them, have made appearances on most Nintendo consoles, such was their enduring popularity.

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Enduring Fear: Survival Horror Games that Defined the Genre

Survival Horror Video Games

First-person shooters, platformers, side-scrollers, shoot-em-ups—these are just a few of the many video game genres out there. Add all those sub-genres into the mix and you have near limitless options for gaming. 

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The Best Role Playing Games the Super Nintendo Had to Offer

Best SNES RPG Titles

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A forgotten Genre – Retro Gaming Brawlers – Beat’em Ups

Beat'em Ups - Retro Brawlers

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Games and Genres That Defined the Sega Saturn

Best Sega Saturn Games

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Five of the Best Unknown Video Game Consoles

Retro Video Game Consoles

With Nintendo’s popularity at an all-time low, Xbox and PlayStation have become the Coke and Pepsi of home game consoles. But there was a time when there were many systems on the market from which to choose. 

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Why the Nintendo Virtual Boy Failed to Capture the 3D Market

Oculus Rift, VR Headset

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How Far will you Go for an Achievement or Trophy?

Game Play and Design

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Game-Breaking Glitches: A 2014-2015 Hit List

Game Glitches in 2015

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Videogames are the best thing to happen to storytelling!

Game Design in Video Games

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Five Reasons Why We are in the Golden Age of Retro Gaming

Retro Gaming

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World War I Meets Valiant Hearts in a Thriller of a Game

Valiant Hearts Video Game

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Who Wants to Read in a Video Game?

Playstation 4 Bloodborne

Video games are primarily a visual medium—it’s right there in the word itself. But of course they’re more than that, too. There’s the interactivity, of course, and the sound design can really improve or drag down a game…and then there’s reading. 

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