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Today, millions of people from all over the world take part in a multi-billion dollar a year industry called competitive gaming. The rise of eSports has facilitated this trend—and people take it seriously.

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Violent Video Games and the Corruption of America’s Youth

Violence in Video Games

Throughout history, nearly every generation has condemned their respective youth for one thing or another. In fact, three Ancient Greek philosophers once had similar thoughts about the youth of their time.

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Why Retro Gaming is on the Rise

  The trend can’t be denied: retro video games and the new popularity in gaming . Rabid collectors scour the globe for old Atari 2600 cartridges, and folks young and old can be found with old dusty consoles sitting alongside their PS4s and Xbox Ones. So how is it that eight bits can compete with billions of polygons per second for a spot in the inveterate gamer’s heart? Here are some simple reasons many modern folks self-identify as retro gamers, and why thattrend isn’t likely to abate anytime soon. This is the first and principal reason retro gaming enjoys such a huge following. Today’s titles deliver an immersive experience replete with kinetic action that all but knocks you out of your gaming chair, but there’s something about a platformer or side-scrolling adventure that offers a one-way ticket straight back to childhood. This isn’t just for adults either—kids are getting into the...
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5 Rare Atari Video Games Worth More Than Your Car

Rare Atari 2600 Games

To the uninitiated, retro gaming might seem like a niche hobby. But nostalgia is a powerful thing, and this power translates to big dollars. Take the rare video-game market, for example. Certain titles can fetch thousands of dollars on auction sites or from private buyers—and we’re talking many thousands. 

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What’s the Secret to Pokémon's Success after 20 years?

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2016 marks the 20-year anniversary of the day little cuddly monsters called Pokémon first appeared on everyone’s favorite Gameboy. The title was a labor of love created and slaved over by famed designer Satoshi Tajiri, who, as legend has it, was inspired by his childhood hobby of collecting insects.

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The Worst Sega Video-Game Console Exposed

Sega Video Game Consoles

Probably no console manufacturer lost the initiative worse than Sega did after it slayed the dragon known as the Nintendo Entertainment System. In 1992, on the heels of a gambit that saw Sega bundle the Genesis system with Sonic the Hedgehog.

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Why Video Games & Consoles Turn that Nasty Yellow Color

Yellowing Video Game Consoles

It can happen to even the most scrupulous retro-game collector. You’ve got a pristine Super Nintendo displayed alongside other throwback consoles, and yet somehow it turns yellow over time. 

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The Philips CD-i, A Multimedia Video Game Console

The Philips CD-I

There are a few video-game consoles out there, such as the Sega Saturn and the NEC TurboGrafx-16 that have been lost to the slow march of time. But avid retro gamers enjoy collecting these machines because they offer throw-back thrills and underrated gameplay.

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The Rise and Fall of a Video Game Behemoth - Sega

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In the summer of 1991, at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show, video-game behemoth Nintendo revealed the follow-up to their much-adored NES console. The Super Nintendo would improve on the original in every way, featuring 16-bit graphics and capacity for some 32,768 colors.

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Whats Special about the different Versions of Video Games?

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Many video-game collectors like to compare the greatest-hits and original versions of titles the way music fans compare secondary and original pressings of records.

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Why The Neo Geo is Rich-Man Retro Gaming?

Neo Geo

Over the last 40 years dozens upon dozens of home video game consoles have been released across the globe. Some, like the NES, retailed for affordable prices ($89.99), while others, like the TurboGrafx-16, were prohibitively expensive ($399.99). 

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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 Unforgettable PlayStation 2 RPGs, That You Gotta Play

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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

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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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Are Games Like “Panzer Dragoon Saga” and “Snatcher” worth their expensive Price Tag?

The cost of Retro Games

When you think of markets that pull in over $200 million per year, retro gaming doesn’t come immediately to mind. That figure seems more apt for vintage collectibles or niche artwork. But, in a way, retro games have become their own vintage collectibles and niche artwork, all the more valuable if they are authentic and still in the original box.

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

The Best Shot'em Up Games - Shmups

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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