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.
The Intro: Released fifteen + years ago, Fire Emblem for the Game Boy Advance has proven itself one of those rare games well able to stand the test of time. The graphics have been surpassed, of course, but Fire Emblem was never primarily about the graphics.
The Intro: Who would’ve thought plants and zombies would make natural enemies? When PopCap Games first introduced the world to this epic rivalry in 2009, gamers took an immediate liking to the cute graphics, silly humor and wacky presentation.
The Intro: Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon has had a remarkably good shelf life. The 2004 Game Boy Advance strategy RPG is, in fact, itself a remake of a 1992 Sega Genesis game. That adds new characters, battles, plot, and gameplay revisions, and since 2004,
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.
The Intro: The apocalypse is most definitely not a picnic. Most of the people you know and loved have been wiped off the face of the earth after a biological weapon attack. The city is desolate. As you walk around, you hear echoes and noises and sounds of distant gunfire.
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 th...
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.