Kotaku is Wrong on Emulation, But Where’s the Line?

Emulation is a hot topic these days. Some people think you should never emulate games, but others believe that it is excusable in specific circumstances.  That begs the question, where’s the line between “bad” emulation and “good” emulation? Recently, Kotaku stumbled into the topic and touched off a bit of a firestorm, stoking the conversation around emulation. It’s a complex issue to be sure, and … Continue reading Kotaku is Wrong on Emulation, But Where’s the Line?

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

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

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 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

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)

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

The Mass Effect 5 Teaser: Key Takeaways and Speculation

A new Mass Effect teaser trailer was released during the Game Awards 2020 ceremony. The teaser trailer itself was very nostalgic and primed the audience with memories of the past adventures from the series. Check it out for yourself: Oh yeah, that’s the stuff.  Personally, seeing Liara clear off a piece of N7 Armor was even better than when Han and Chewie walked into the … Continue reading The Mass Effect 5 Teaser: Key Takeaways and Speculation

Super Mario 35 is Still Koopa-Stomping into Our Hearts

I’m old enough to remember playing the original Super Mario Bros. My siblings and I would fire up the old school Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and spend our evenings stomping Goombas, dodging flying fishes, and kicking Koopa shells while trying to rescue the princess (who for some reason was always in another castle). Super Mario Bros 35 brings back this old favorite and a bit of … Continue reading Super Mario 35 is Still Koopa-Stomping into Our Hearts

Fable 4: Are They Making a Huge Mistake?

Fable. There is something magical when we think about this series. And no, I don’t just mean your Hero’s abilities. There was the alignment system which not only affected how you looked but your interactions with the characters within Albion. And let’s not forget the sheer silliness that infected anyone who played it with a good laugh. It was a game that few could hate … Continue reading Fable 4: Are They Making a Huge Mistake?

Here’s Why Your Friends Are Flocking Back to World of Warcraft This Week

Are fewer people streaming Fall Guys? Are you lacking some “sus” people in Among Us? There’s a reason for it. World of Warcraft is back, baby. Kinda. Sorta.  But it’s enough to make people ask where their gamer friends have been and why they’re logging into a game that’s old enough to legally drive.  Like many others, I went to log into my WoW character … Continue reading Here’s Why Your Friends Are Flocking Back to World of Warcraft This Week

Bigger is NOT Better: Halo Infinite and Open World Games

Since its announcement, much speculation has surrounded Halo: Infinite, the seventh main installment in Microsoft’s flagship franchise. Among the most common questions was whether the newest Halo would be an open-world game. In a recent article published by Destructoid, it was revealed that while the game does appear to encompass most, if not all, of its content on a single map, the player will not have … Continue reading Bigger is NOT Better: Halo Infinite and Open World Games