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
Even if the Sega franchise strikes you as dabbling in old school gaming, it is well worth a look at the systems. Some of the original Sega CD (or Mega-CD in Europe) games have an astounding amount of appeal that lovers of all things gaming should consider giving a try. Continue reading 10 Sega CD Games that Might Justify Owning One
Games and movies have a long and storied history together. Ever since video games became widely available, major movie franchises would influence some of the titles that were released, with many being direct tie-ins to certain films. Offering a video game experience of a popular movie is a singular opportunity; fans of the film will jump at the chance to play out events of the … Continue reading The Best Movie-Themed Games
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?
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?
Hello all and welcome back to another Hyp3rblue’s Top Lists. Last month I spoke about some SNES games I used to own and how a few that I’m looking to add back to my collection have really gone up in price. I was both a SNES and a Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive) kid. Luckily for me, I never sold my Genesis games. It’s probably … Continue reading Prices are Still Rising for these Sega Genesis Games
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?
A little disclaimer before we start. I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not a religious type at all. However, I do find religious games to be very interesting, mostly because they’re very peculiar at times. Whether it’s the knockoff baby blue cartridges for the NES or the equally bizarre Super Noah’s Ark 3D, I’m intrigued by the fact that games like this … Continue reading CD-i Spotlight: Moses: The Exodus
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)
You ever own a game in your youth but you sold it to buy something else? I sure did. I had roughly 100 SNES games and I sold them all for PS1 and PS2 games. Back then, I got decent prices for some of my games but nothing compared to what they’re worth today. Here’s an example of what I mean: I bought a new … Continue reading Top 10 Expensive SNES Games I Used to Own
Although many people have either sold, stored, or shelved their original Xbox system, it still remains one of the best options for housing your emulators. If you didn’t already know, it’s completely possible to turn a modded Xbox system into a fully equipped retro emulator machine. Now, you might say, “Hey dude, I can just play ROMs from my PC.” You’re completely right to say … Continue reading Why Modded Xbox Consoles Make the Best Retro Emulator Rigs