Old School Games & 5 Reasons Why People Are Playing Them

Playing vintage video games lets you relive those moments of nostalgia. They also let you catch up on what you missed or never managed to finish. We all remember our first console and first retro gaming console. For many of us, it was Mortal Kombat, Mario Kart, GoldenEye, or Super Mario 64. Those of us old enough to remember playing Super Mario Bros, Tetris, Contra, Castlevania, and the first Legend of Zelda. How about those not so popular titles from obscure consoles like PopFul Mail from the Sega CD Library. People still play them and go back to them for many reasons. They offer gripping stories and hours of replayability. They also hold some of gaming's most ground-breaking and cherished moments. Finally, retro games offer a sense of soul that many in the modern video game industry lack. Read on for a breakdown of the five reasons people keep coming back...

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The 6 Most Badass Marvel Video Game Bosses

Video game bosses. They’re the one thing that makes or breaks action games. You could have a good run through corridors, dungeons and caves, slaughtering wave after wave of enemies. But if a boss shows up at the end and the ensuing battle is underwhelming, you’ll come away with a bad taste in your mouth. This is especially true for superhero games, given that they often feature colorful and fascinating villains. The Marvel universe, in particular, is host to a litany of memorable bad guys. So, when they show up in a Marvel video game, we expect them to live up to their infamy. Without further ado, here are the most badass video game bosses in Marvel video games. 1. Carnage (Spider-Man Venom Maximum Carnage, 1994, SNES & Sega Genesis) Whether you’re a superhero or not, you absolutely do not want to run into Carnage in a dark alley. Even on...

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Whats Special about the different Versions of Video Games?

Are you wondering, what does “black label” mean in video games? You’re not alone. It gets confusing when one game is released under so many different labels. You’ll often see Gamecube Player's Choice vs black label or PS2 black label vs red label, among other variations. What do these different release labels of video games mean for the cost and content of the game? Technically, they don’t inherently mean anything. Or, rather, these relabeling campaigns mean something different for each console. Nor does each labeling campaign mean the same thing every time. Yes, we understand that this answer does not even slightly clarify the issue. That’s why we’ve written you this comprehensive guide. It compares the various labeling campaigns of several different consoles to give you a complete answer. Read on to learn all you need to know. PlayStation Black Label vs Green Label Avid gamers are well versed in these...

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7 of the top Nintendo Gamecube games to play with friends

We know what you’re thinking. With all the retro systems out there, why are we talking about the GameCube? What do GameCube party games have that you can’t get from other systems? Actually, a lot of the best party games ever made are found exclusively on the GameCube, like Super Smash Bros Melee. And yes, we know that most of the franchises on this list have moved on to newer, “better” systems. Ok, fine. So tell us, where else you can find another Mario Kart: Double Dash title besides the GameCube? The answer: nowhere. Double Dash is a super-unique Mario Kart game that was only released on GameCube. And this is just one of many GameCube exclusives we’re going to review for you today. Get your multiplayer retro gaming party on with these hit GameCube titles. Oh, and don’t forget: GameCube games are playable on Wii consoles, too. 1. Mario Kart:...

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The Best Life Lessons Learned from Playing Video Games

A couple of years back, while visiting with family over Thanksgiving, my cousins and siblings and I started playing the card game we call King Peasant (though it’s also called a lot of other things around the world).              The premise is that the game models a political structure (it’s sometimes called President) where the people on top stay on top and the people on bottom stay on bottom because at the beginning of each round, the lowest people have to give their top 1-3 cards (depending on how low in the hierarchy they are) to the top people, ensuring that the top people have better hands. At this Thanksgiving I’d been on the bottom for nearly the whole game, so I decided to see if I could model another aspect of politics and start a revolution. I successfully got all the bottom people plus the middle, neutral, person to join my revolution...

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15 of the Best PS2 RPGs Ranked - The Old School Game Vault

Putting together a list of “the best PS2 RPGs” is both easy and difficult. It’s easy in the sense that there’s no dearth of role-playing games—the system has more RPG titles than some short-lived consoles, like the TurboGrafx-16, has of any kind at all. The difficult part involves separating the wheat from the chaff. The good news is that it can be done, and the below entries make up our 15 RPGs for PS2 (ranked from 15 to 1).  These amazing titles are sure to please any role playing enthusiast. Some of these options, dare we say, rise to the level of modern classics.  You can also buy many of these PlayStation 2 games for sale on our website. 15. Kingdom Hearts II The first “Kingdom Hearts” entry initially confused many gamers and reviewers by throwing Disney Characters into a “Final Fantasy” world. Kingdom Hearts II sticks with the same basic premise of...

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Some Awesome Gift Ideas for Retro Video Game Lovers

Buying gifts for your loved ones is not an easy task. You have to know what really tickles their fancy so that you know your gift will be appreciated. This is especially true with family or friends who have hobbies or interests that are unique and interesting. An example of this unusual hobby is the love for retro games, video game titles from the 80s and 90s. Some people prefer these types of games due to the nostalgia they bring. The latest releases of video games are awesome, but some people prefer the simplistic and familiar game mechanics of classic games. Whatever the reason may be, there is no denying that old school games are here to stay. Retro Games The obvious choice to get a retro gamer this holiday would be to shop for some vintage video games for them. This will certainly make them happy regardless if they get...

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Best survival horror games to play When the Lights are Out

Ever since the advent of the VCR, it’s been a tradition for kids to pop in some horror flicks when Halloween night rolls around. But a new generation is here, one that grew up playing console video games, and one that saw the rise of the “survival horror” genre. So it makes you wonder what horror game character would make the best movie? As you can see, we've thought about that already It only makes sense, then, that Halloween tradition accommodate video games as much as movies. Who knows, with the rise of  technologies like VR, maybe gaming will become so immersive that one day soon it will render scary movies obsolete. In the meantime, here are some scary games perfect for Halloween night. 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...

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What horror game characters, Would Make an Awesome Movie?

Making a good horror film is difficult. You have to engage your audience such that they accept unusual premises, and have emotional connections with the characters in the film. Then, once you’ve set everything up, you pull the rug out from under the audience, making them shriek and gasp as they’re watching pretty unpleasant stuff happen on screen. The tingle that you feel when you’ve just had the hair on the back of your neck stand up due to a jump scare in the movie – that’s the Holy Grail of horror movies. Being such a horror movie fan, especially during Halloween. (Which I have a good article about some of the best horror game characters). Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to write about which horror games could potentially become amazing movies. Without further ado, here they are. Outlast By any benchmark, Outlast was one of the scariest, most...

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Our Top Five Favorite Survival Horror Game Characters

Survival Horror video games are filled with colorful, twisted and depraved characters. In a game that is meant to thrill and scare the player, these horror video game characters stand out because of their sheer imitativeness and their terrifying, bowel-loosening abilities. They can stand toe-to-toe with any major movie villain, and some of them make horror movie villains look pedestrian. Cheesy horror movies and Jason Voorhees, go hand in hand.  Have you ever wondered what scary video game characters can kick Jason Voorhees Ass? Without further ado, here are the Top 5 horror game characters that make Jason Voorhees look like a girl scout selling cookies. Nemesis – Resident Evil 3 Nemesis has a face that only a mother could love. Time after time, he pops up when you least expect him to and pummels you into oblivion. His T-Virus mutation powers make him an absolute juggernaut, nearly impossible to bring down. He’s...

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Online Retro Video Game Store: Everything You Need to Know

Retro games are worth more than movies and sports combined. Their revenue in the US sits at over $179.7 billion, compared to $100 billion for film and $75 billion for sports. 

The industry grows quickly with new games released every year, but that's not the only reason it remains dominant. Retro gaming on decades-old retro consoles like the Nintendo NES and GameCube is still a popular pastime.

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How to Use Keywords to Sell Video Games on Our Website

The main focal point of this video [Shown Below] is to introduce you to using keywords. Using identifiable keywords to sell your games will speed up the selling process on our website. The best practice is to search for the games and type the title of the game out as listed on the game or case.

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Why Microsoft's Xbox Strategy is a Generation Ahead

We are proud to announce, making it to prestigious list of the top 75 Blogs!  Check out the list

If you've been following the most recent news in the gaming industry, you've probably heard about Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's new subscription service that has been dubbed the "Netflix of Gaming" by many news outlets as well as gamers.

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Google Stadia Review & How it Stacks Up in the Video Game Market

The video game industry has never been short of innovations aiming at improving the gaming experience for gamers irrespective of the age. Today, gamers have access to a full range of gaming consoles, highly interactive titles and accessories.

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