Underrated PlayStation Games

15 Most Underrated PlayStation Games (PS1)

The PlayStation (PSX or PS1) was home to a whole load of amazing games. The system is arguably the best console for RPGs and helped revolutionize sports and shooter games. With such an influx of overwhelmingly great PS1 RPGs and other games, it’s only natural that a few would slip through the cracks.  Whether the games were too outlandish for their time or were released … Continue reading 15 Most Underrated PlayStation Games (PS1)

17 Best MMORPGS That Aren’t World of Warcraft (Updated for 2022)

Are you trying to find a new MMORPG in which to invest your time while avoiding the absolute mess that is World of Warcraft? Yeah, me too. Even though I feel the pull to the dark side again and again, I have to recognize that Activision Blizzard is going through some stuff right now and World of Warcraft might not be in the best shape for a little … Continue reading 17 Best MMORPGS That Aren’t World of Warcraft (Updated for 2022)

5 Exclusive Switch Games to look out for in 2022

2021 saw both the release of many acclaimed games as well as announcements for some amazing titles for 2022. With 2021 coming to a close, I wanted to take a look at some Switch Exclusive titles that were announced for 2022 that have me very excited. Chocobo GP When I saw this title I was a little confused. Then I realized that GP stood for … Continue reading 5 Exclusive Switch Games to look out for in 2022

15 Sega Genesis Games that Hold Up Today

The Sega Genesis is a tad underappreciated. I’ve already written at length about how this console was great for the RPG genre despite the SNES getting more glory. However, that was not the only genre that flourished on the console.    In fact, many games were great at the time they were released and have continued to age well. I have come up with a … Continue reading 15 Sega Genesis Games that Hold Up Today

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?

15 SNES Games That Still Hold Up Today

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) came out at just the right time to take advantage of the burgeoning acceptance of home consoles and video games as a whole. As a result, video game developers took chances, expanded the types of video games they released, and provided the SNES with an incredible library of games.  Although the SNES boasted some of the most memorable video … Continue reading 15 SNES Games That Still Hold Up Today

13 Spooky Sega Genesis Games for the Halloween Season

Fall is right around the corner and you need to inoculate yourself against the fear of the encroaching darkness and decay of the winter months. That means it’s time to break out your hoodies and cardigans, watch the foliage turn different colors, grab a pumpkin latte, and break out the spooky retro games. Doctor’s orders.  As someone who grew up playing the Sega Genesis (the … Continue reading 13 Spooky Sega Genesis Games for the Halloween Season

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

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’