C’mon in, young’uns. Have a seat; settle in. I’ve got a yarn to weave and someone with your interests ought to find it fairly interesting. It all begins long ago, when I was just a wee little gamer, all dewy-eyed and full of wonder. A little bit like you used to be, before you heard the Call of Duty and spent too many Fortnites Crafting … Continue reading Story Time: Here’s the Real Reason Retro Games are So Hard to Beat
Let’s take a trip all the way back to the summer of 1987. Dirty Dancing was the most popular movie in the US, a gallon of gas cost less than a buck, and some weird little cartoon called The Simpsons first appeared as a side-act on The Tracey Ullman Show. Oh yeah… and The Legend of Zelda was first released in the US. And gaming … Continue reading 10 NES Games to Try if You Like Zelda 1
The Gelatinous team destroyed their funding goal and has unlocked all stretch goals. The long-awaited Game Boy platformer is nearing completion. Pending the final 9 days of their Kickstarter campaign, the team is poised to implement newly-unlocked features and get Gelatinous out into the world so they can start on their next project. Learn more by signing up at the Gelatinous: Humanity Lost Kickstarter page. Continue reading Gelatinous for Game Boy Crushes its Kickstarter Funding Goal in 75 Minutes
Nearly 40 years after its release, the NES is still one of the most popular gaming consoles in the world! Much of that is due to nostalgia–which is a legitimate aspect to retro gaming–but few can deny the charming simplicity of the NES. Two buttons, four directions. What else do you really need? And while it’s true that graphics and gameplay have come a long … Continue reading 15 NES Games that Still Hold Up Today
The gaming sector has experienced significant growth over the years. Initially, players had to visit a physical casino to enjoy their favorite games. However, the advent of the internet transformed the gaming industry making it more accessible globally. Moreover, the development has also led to the emergence of top-rated casinos like Spin Casino Online that offers a wide range of online casino games. The emergence of these … Continue reading GameX: New Word in the Gaming Industry
Hello, you PS3 tycoon! Thanks for clicking on my baity article. I seriously considered naming this article “Get Rich by Investing in PS3 Games”. But I didn’t think you (or Google) would like that. Could you get rich by investing in PS3 games? Almost definitely not. Can you make a few bucks by flipping PS3 games over the years? Yeah, sure! It wouldn’t even be … Continue reading PS3 Games to Flip for a Profit
Let me begin by saying I was a huge fan of Pokémon in the late 90s. The first time it was cool. Before I ever played a Pokémon game, I was hooked on the cartoon and spent many afternoons watching Ash, Brock, Misty and Pikachu’s adventure unfold. I was sixteen at the time and thought I was too cool for school, and waaay too cool … Continue reading The Real Reason Pokémon Games are So Expensive
WataGate has been exposed. But some think retrogaming is already dead. Here at The Ghetto Gamer, we believe that gaming—and retro gaming in particular—should be a hobby that anybody can enjoy, even if they don’t have a lot of money. Unfortunately the new trend of having games “graded” by Wata Games, and then attempting to sell them for a small fortune, has turned game collecting … Continue reading Video Game Collecting is Dead and Wata Killed it
Valve’s latest foray into the unforgiving world of gaming hardware is their impressive Steam Deck. I’m sure you know all about it, but for the sake of the uninformed (and Google’s search algorithm), let’s talk briefly about what the Deck is, what it does, and why so many gamers are calling it a “Nintendo Switch Killer.” Nintendo has always dominated the handheld market. Ever since … Continue reading The Steam Deck is NOT a Threat to Nintendo
How hidden can a gem possibly be? I mean, we’ve had like 35 years to discover these games. Presumably, they were never really hidden. This list should be more like Games You Forgot. But “hidden gems” is such a buzzword, I’d rather use it. Regardless, there is a massive number of NES games that are fantastic and fun and even pretty cheap. And with game … Continue reading 25 NES Hidden Gems You’ve Got To Try
Nope. Thanks for reading! …but seriously. There have been some ongoing external factors over the last year and a half that have certainly laid a big, blunt, bludgeoning bruise across the butt of the retro games market. Most recently, Sony’s decision-then-undecision to close down the Playstation 3 and PS Vita online stores played total havoc on the prices of those games. (We’ve covered Playstation … Continue reading Will retro game prices go down?
If you’re looking for a solid financial investment, video games are probably not it. Your collection is very unlikely to cover your retirement. But if you’re determined and savvy, it’s perfectly reasonable that you could have some success investing in video games, whether that means finding actual financial success, or simply having a hobby that funds itself. Right off the bat, I should mention that … Continue reading Are Video Games a Good Investment?