5 Career Skills We Learned from Video Games

Video games get a bad rap.  Avid gamers get labeled by their peers as “losers” or “virgins” or any of many other colorful pejoratives.  We’re aware of the stereotype– the zit-faced middle-aged adult, one hand in the chip bag and another on the mouse, grinding away in a raid while tuning out the shouts of his disappointed mother upstairs. The problem with the stereotype is … Continue reading 5 Career Skills We Learned from Video Games

Xbox vs PlayStation: A Definitive Guide to the Console Wars

Brethren, we are gathered here today to judge the age-old rivalry: Xbox vs PlayStation. (Get off the toilet and throw on your cloak!)  The console wars between Xbox and PlayStation have gone on since the start of this century, and it has engaged us as much as #FreeBritney.  Do I enjoy the battle? Definitely. It’s the best thing after cheese.  Maybe you’re a rookie, wondering … Continue reading Xbox vs PlayStation: A Definitive Guide to the Console Wars

The Timeless Value of Retro Games

Retro gaming has a very loyal crowd regardless whether the gamer enjoys playing games via consoles, PCs or mobiles. Today’s gaming software gives players the ability to play gems that were created decades ago at very affordable prices. Some developers sell retro titles of previous generations in bundles, and others sell them individually, but in both cases the purchasing cost is relatively low. If you are … Continue reading The Timeless Value of Retro Games

Retro Game eBay Sellers are Completely Unhinged

If you’ve visited this site before, you might already know how deep my hatred for scalpers and overzealous eBay sellers runs. It’s a topic I revisit again and again.  And if I seem a little extra upset, it’s because I really do take this issue personally. I started this site (and the YouTube channel it was originally based on) with the intention of spreading retro … Continue reading Retro Game eBay Sellers are Completely Unhinged

Story Time: Here’s the Real Reason Retro Games are So Hard to Beat

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

GameX: New Word in the Gaming Industry

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

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