New Indie Game Boy Titles You Need to Get Your Hands On

Although the Game Boy was first released over 30 years ago, it continues to be a popular handheld console for retro gamers.  Maybe it’s nostalgia kicking in or the fact that a small team can make a very enjoyable game, or a combination of both, but modern game creators are still producing physical copies of their recent creations. Retro Game Boy fans, collectors, and gamers … Continue reading New Indie Game Boy Titles You Need to Get Your Hands On

5 Things Splitgate Does Better Than Halo

Every so often, a new video game comes out and tries to take on the biggest franchise on the block. We saw it with Fable and The Elder Scrolls along with Torchlight and Diablo.  Splitgate, a self-proclaimed “Halo meets Portal” game, is the latest newcomer to challenge Halo. I’ll come right out and say it; this game reeks of plagiarism, but it also has says … Continue reading 5 Things Splitgate Does Better Than Halo

The Best MMOs For When You Finally Quit World of Warcraft

Blizzard is going through some stuff right now, and people are seeing the writing on the wall— World of Warcraft might not be the best game in which to invest your time at the moment.  Blizzard’s president just departed, content creators are apparently dragging their feet, and World of Warcraft Shadowlands is taking flak like Snowden from Catch-22.  It’s only natural if you start looking … Continue reading The Best MMOs For When You Finally Quit World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft Will Endure This ‘Perfect Storm’

Why Activision Blizzard’s Latest Situation Is Not the End of WoW  I’ve heard the term “World of Warcraft killer” attached to so many games and situations over the years that I practically have semantic satiation. When entire listicles of games billed as a “WoW killers” have failed to produce that result, it’s clear the term has lost some meaning. Once again, media outlets and other … Continue reading World of Warcraft Will Endure This ‘Perfect Storm’

The Five Types of People Crawling Back to Blizzard for Diablo 2: Resurrected

Diablo II: Resurrected is almost here, and many fans of the first game, myself included, are going to put aside our collective disappointment with Blizzard to come back and pour our “precious” lives away into this time sink.  Think about that for a second. We are willing to buy and play a game (with a $40 price tag) that only received a new coat of … Continue reading The Five Types of People Crawling Back to Blizzard for Diablo 2: Resurrected

The Best 25 NES RPGs

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was an incredibly important system for role-playing games. Although the Atari 2600 was critical to bringing games into our homes, the NES was better equipped to handle RPGs. The NES had the hardware to allow ports of RPGs that were previously limited to PCs and also introduced several famous game series that were native to the system. So, which NES … Continue reading The Best 25 NES RPGs

What Is the Best Console for RPGs?

Role-playing games (RPGs) are some of the most popular games released by video game developers. They tend to have elaborate stories, give players a sense of immersiveness that isn’t present in other genres, and give the player freedom in a digital world. Also, RPGs are a great measurement of a video game console’s capabilities. These games push the limits of sound, graphics quality, and developer … Continue reading What Is the Best Console for RPGs?

Sega Dreamcast Prices Are Rising Fast: What Games Should You Collect?

Retro gaming consoles tend to follow a predictable price pattern as they age. They are expensive on release, somewhat rapidly drop in price as new merchandise becomes available, and then inevitably rise in price when the system is old enough to  inspire collectors.  Guess where the Sega Dreamcast prices are at on the timeline? That’s right, Sega Dreamcast games are rising in price commensurate with … Continue reading Sega Dreamcast Prices Are Rising Fast: What Games Should You Collect?

Why PS3 Game Prices Are About to Plummet

We’ve been talking about how PS3 prices are skyrocketing for the better part of a year. Well, it seems as though PS3 game prices have peaked and they’re about to start falling.  Some of you are relieved because prices on games like Puppeteer and Splatterhouse were ridiculously expensive. Still, I know that many others are asking, what the heck is going? I just got my hands … Continue reading Why PS3 Game Prices Are About to Plummet

Why Modded Xbox Consoles Make the Best Retro Emulator Rigs

Although many people have either sold, stored, or shelved their original Xbox system, it still remains one of the best options for housing your emulators. If you didn’t already know, it’s completely possible to turn a modded Xbox system into a fully equipped retro emulator machine.  Now, you might say, “Hey dude, I can just play ROMs from my PC.” You’re completely right to say … Continue reading Why Modded Xbox Consoles Make the Best Retro Emulator Rigs

Are Emulators Illegal for Retro Gaming?

Many retro gamers have asked the question: Are emulators illegal?  The answer is no; you can download them without a problem. Don’t get excited, though. The emulators are legal, but they are kind of useless on their own. So, if you were looking to get your hands on some free classic games while following the letter of the law (how paragon of you), you are going … Continue reading Are Emulators Illegal for Retro Gaming?