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’

The Five Types of People Crawling Back to Blizzard for Diablo 2: Resurrected

Diablo II: Resurrected is almost here, and many fans of the first game, myself included, are going to put aside our collective disappointment with Blizzard to come back and pour our “precious” lives away into this time sink.  Think about that for a second. We are willing to buy and play a game (with a $40 price tag) that only received a new coat of … Continue reading The Five Types of People Crawling Back to Blizzard for Diablo 2: Resurrected

We Might See the Death of Twitch–and Maybe That’s a Good Thing

Most of us would be lying if we said we didn’t fantasize about playing games for a living but is Twitch really the best platform in which to live out our dreams? Twitch certainly does have huge viewership potential as well as fun and unique ways for viewers to interact with the channel. However, it’s no secret live streamers all across the globe have a … Continue reading We Might See the Death of Twitch–and Maybe That’s a Good Thing

Forced Scarcity in Gaming – Ripping Off Fans with FOMO and Market Manipulation

With new console and PC part sales on the rise, you have likely heard of the scarcity problem the tech industry is facing right now. Let me be the first to say that finding and purchasing a PlayStation 5 is nearly impossible, and it doesn’t look like this will be changing anytime soon. All of this frustration can lead to fear of never owning a … Continue reading Forced Scarcity in Gaming – Ripping Off Fans with FOMO and Market Manipulation

The State of the Video Gaming Industry

Video games have been providing amusement for both children and adults for decades. They’ve come a long way since the early days of computer games and the original Nintendo and Atari consoles. Video games have gotten more lifelike than ever before, with pixelated graphics and restricted acoustics becoming a distant past. Video games improve in tandem with technological advancements. Immense growth is currently being witnessed … Continue reading The State of the Video Gaming Industry

Batman: Arkham Asylum—The Value of Dynamic Settings

Right behind The Dark Knight, Arkham Asylum is my second-favorite Batman experience of all time. Most people will often site the sequel—Arkham City—as the undisputed champion of Batman games, but for me, that title belongs to the first entry in Rocksteady’s esteemed franchise. Critics and fans alike have sung the praises of these games for over a decade now, admiring the smooth combat system and … Continue reading Batman: Arkham Asylum—The Value of Dynamic Settings

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?

What Is the Best Console for RPGs?

Role-playing games (RPGs) are some of the most popular games released by video game developers. They tend to have elaborate stories, give players a sense of immersiveness that isn’t present in other genres, and give the player freedom in a digital world. Also, RPGs are a great measurement of a video game console’s capabilities. These games push the limits of sound, graphics quality, and developer … Continue reading What Is the Best Console for RPGs?

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)