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 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
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
If you’re going to speedrun Resident Evil Village, then there are a few crucial tips you’re going to have to keep in mind. Fortunately for you, I’ve done the grunt work of testing these methods in-game so that I can inform you about them in the most efficient way possible. Keep in mind that before we get into the good stuff, from here on out … Continue reading Successfully Speedrunning Resident Evil: Village
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?
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?
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)
So I may have been writing too much lately about the state of the classic gaming market. But can you blame me? Over the course of this year, Playstation 3 prices have gone through the roof, we’ve seen Playstation 2 game prices explode, with Wii U and PS Vita games on the verge of a bubble. Besides, if y’all keep reading this stuff, I’ll keep … Continue reading Breaking Down Ridiculous N64 Prices in 2021
My own tradition when it comes to buying game consoles is to wait for the next one to come out, then get all the games I wanted for the last generation. Dirt cheap! And not to toot my own horn, but it’s a strategy that’s served me well for many years and sort of defined what it means to be a “ghetto gamer.” Even if … Continue reading PS3 “Holy Grails” to Collect Now
The Prime Evils are coming. Use this guide for Diablo 2 beginners (or returning players) and learn to fight like hell. We asked for it, and we got it. Diablo 2 is coming back with better graphics, gameplay, and cross-platform ladder competition. In the past, I lamented the idea of a Diablo 2 remaster because I was still living in the aftermath of the Warcraft … Continue reading How to Win at Diablo 2: Resurrected—A Survival Guide
The Nintendo 64 was not known for its RPGs. In fact, the entire system produced fewer than a dozen true RPGs throughout its lifespan. At least, that’s the case if you don’t include the Japanese releases. That is why this list had to be cobbled together from true RPGs and those that blurred the lines of the genre. To be honest, there are not too … Continue reading Every Nintendo 64 RPG Ranked
When it comes to home-based consoles, Sony’s PlayStation brand holds four of the five best selling platforms of all time. In that span, they’ve built some of the most iconic franchises to date. Today we’re breaking down the top 30 exclusives from their first three consoles. Top Ten PlayStation 1 Exclusives While Sega tried and failed, Sony adequately responded to the Nintendo console monopoly by … Continue reading Top 30 Exclusive Playstation Games 1995-2013