Have Certain Retro Games, Stood the Test of Time?

Retro Video Game Experiences

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.

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Console Wars! Was the Sega DreamCast the First Xbox Console?

The Sega DreamCast was the First Xbox Console?

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What it is, & How to Find the Elusive NES Famicom Adapter

famicom adapter for nes

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Why Retro Video Games are Exploding in Popularity!

Retro Gaming

The trend can’t be denied: retro gaming is on the rise. 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.

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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

Sonic The HedgeHog

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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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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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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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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