The Real Reason Pokémon Games are So Expensive

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

Video Game Collecting is Dead and Wata Killed it

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

The Steam Deck is NOT a Threat to Nintendo

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

25 NES Hidden Gems You’ve Got To Try

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

Will retro game prices go down?

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?

Are Video Games a Good Investment?

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?

It’s Safe to Buy PS3 Games Again (Prices are Crashing)

I’m sure we all remember a few weeks ago when Sony announced they would be closing the PS3 and PS Vita stores, and Playstation fans lost their minds, and the defecation hit the oscillation and game prices went to the moon like Dogecoin can only dream? Remember? Well, a lot of folks went and read my piece about how Playstation 3 Prices Officially Exploded (Seriously, … Continue reading It’s Safe to Buy PS3 Games Again (Prices are Crashing)

New and Sealed PS3 Games You Can Still Afford (For Now)

The market for PS3 games has been going nuts since my last post. If you missed it, read it here. If you don’t want to read it right now, that’s okay. It was basically just a long “I told you so” with pictures. You see, I’ve been talking about potential PS3 Holy Grails over the past year, been urging my dear readers to collect them, … Continue reading New and Sealed PS3 Games You Can Still Afford (For Now)

PS3 Prices Have Officially Exploded (and they’re not done)

The Playstation 3 has been my favorite console lately. Yes, I know I’m late as hell to that party, but that’s kind of how I do. About a year ago I made it my mission (or really, more of a side-quest) to start collecting for the PS3 before prices shot through the roof.  Well, guess what!? The time is nigh. The hard-to-find and rarest PS3 … Continue reading PS3 Prices Have Officially Exploded (and they’re not done)

Starburst Slots: Reviewing the Most Popular Slots Game

The UK gambling industry is booming, with the Gambling Commission reporting revenue of £14.3 billion in the year from October 2018 to September 2019. Statistics also show that the largest sector of the market by far is online gambling, which accounts for over 38% of the entire market share. The most popular form of online gambling in the UK by far is slots. Over 69% … Continue reading Starburst Slots: Reviewing the Most Popular Slots Game

Mario 35 is Dead. Fill the Void with these Switch Retro Games.

The Nintendo Gods giveth, and the Nintendo Gods taketh away. And apparently the Nintendo Gods hateth money, because a lot of people were enjoying Super Mario 35 and were willing to pay to play. Myself included. The good news is that Super Mario 35 was just one of Nintendo’s nostalgic offerings, albeit a good one. But there are tons of other retro games on Switch. … Continue reading Mario 35 is Dead. Fill the Void with these Switch Retro Games.