Here are some tips on how to clean video game cartridges, here a few other items you can get that work well. Mr Clean Magic erasers work well to clean marker or stickers on cartridges and cases. ArmorAll cleaning wipes are great for cleaning cartridge labels.
Community college student Palmer Luckey made a splash at CES 2013 with his 3D gaming headset, the Oculus Rift. The buzz was so strong, in fact, that Facebook purchased Oculus in 2014 for the staggering sum of $2 billion. The interesting thing is that this technology is not new news.
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.
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,
The Super Nintendo Console, more popularly known as the SNES, was released in 1990. It quickly became one of the most popular gaming devices of its time, partly defining the fourth generation of video game consoles.
The 1980s was a great decade because it aspired to that which it was not. It thought it was the future and it wasn’t; it claimed the stock market would make everyone rich, and it didn’t.
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.
The Super Nintendo will probably go down in history as the best retro console of its time. It had an extensive library of stellar games that went on to become classics. These included “Super Mario All Stars,” “Super Mario Kart,” “Starfox,” “Donkey Kong Country” and “Mortal Kombat.” But one area where the SNES really excelled was role-playing games.
A couple decades ago, arcade games were all the rage. And one genre of games that were as ubiquitous as any were brawlers, otherwise known as “beat ‘em ups.” These games made a seamless transition to consoles, offering home gamers the opportunity to take out relentless hordes of oncoming villains.
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.
A gloriously old school trailer was recently released for Strafe, a Kickstarter first-person shooter set in space that insists that upon its 2016 release it will be by far the best game of 1996.
Aside from my first console and first computer, falling a console generation behind in the mid-nineties was the best thing that ever happened to me as a gamer. In the early nineties, I missed the fourth generation of consoles (SNES, Sega Genesis, etc.) completely while getting into PC gaming (I played on my friends’ systems but never owned one).
As we look forward to a generation of consoles that will not be backwards compatible with older game discs, it’s gotten me thinking about the different ways in which old games have proven to have a variety of extra lives.
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 mix....
Few gaming franchises have established as much of a legacy and a permanent spot in the gaming pantheon as the adventures of Mario and his cast of lovable characters. Today, we’ll be taking a look at a crucial decade for the Mario franchise – the 90s – and count down the best games the franchise released in these 10 years.
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.
The retro video-game market rakes in around 200 million dollars annually. This despite the fact that we live in a bit-torrent age where consumers want and expect free entertainment.
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.
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).