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PlayStation TV First Impressions

I was really excited when Sony announced the PlayStation Vita TV a year ago in Japan. A year later, and the the rebranded PlayStation TV has arrived in North America. So does it live up to my lofty expectations?

Star Wars Despecialized Edition

After spending hours following links throughout the back alleys of the internet, I finally downloaded the Star Wars Despecialized Edition. And now... I think I finally understand a little bit of what hardcore fanboys have been complaining about.

Road Rash 3D Review (PlayStation)

The Road Rash titles on the Genesis remain some of my favorite “line-scrolling” racing games of all time. The controls were tight, the combat was fun, the music was catchy, and the track design gave a great three dimensional feel. From the rolling hills to the tight turns, the Genesis games gave a realistic sense of screaming down the highway that few racers of the era could match.

My 5 Most Valuable Games - 2014 Edition

With my collection surpassing the 500 game mark (something I’m not proud of actually) I decided to sit down and compile a list of the most valuable games I own.

The Console Wars

In this article, I want to take a look back at "format wars" that have personally impacted me through the last 30 years. This won't be a history lesson, but rather the story of my own personal experiences.

Long Live Laserdisc

During my weekly thrifting run I stumbled upon an awesome piece of vintage tech at the local Goodwill. What caught my eye was not a gaming system however, but was a rather massive looking hulk of black plastic and with gold accents. It was a Laserdisc player.

Top 5 Atari Jaguar Games

Atari Jaguar. These two words seem to muster up so much controversy amongst the mainstream gaming press. “The controller is horrible” they say, “it’s not really 64-bit.” “Doom doesn’t have music.” For those that own a Jag, most of that disdain is misguided. With that in mind, I present to you the Top 5 Atari Jaguar games.

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Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 69: Austin Needs More Sleep!

This is the IMPLANTgames podcast with Kris and Austin. The show where we talk about old school games, collecting, YouTube and more. This is Episode 69: Austin Needs More Sleep!

Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 68: The Dreamcast

This is Episode 68 of the IMPLANTgames podcast: The Dreamcast! In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the US Dreamcast system launch, we spend an entire episode discussing the 19 launch titles of this amazing console.

Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 67: Get Off My Lawn!

Episode 67 of the IMPLANTgames Podcast is dedicated to listener questions, and in this episode we respond to a variety of topics thrown at us on both the retro and modern side of things.

Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 66: "Uncharted Territory!"

This is the IMPLANTgames podcast with Kris and Austin. The show where we talk about old school games, collecting, YouTube and more. This is Episode 66: Uncharted Territory, an episode dedicated to Sega's classic MASTER SYSTEM console!!

Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 65: Your Mother, Trebek!

his is the IMPLANTgames podcast with Kris and Austin. The show where we talk about old school games, collecting, YouTube and more. This is Episode 65: Your Mother, Trebek!

Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 64: Do the Math!

This is the IMPLANTgames podcast with Kris and Austin. The show where we talk about old school games, collecting, YouTube and more. This is Episode 64: 32 + 32 = 64 Do the Math!

Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 63: You Know What's Sad About the CD-i?

This is the IMPLANTgames podcast with Kris and Austin. The show where we talk about old school games, collecting, YouTube and more. This is Episode 63: Do You Know What's Sad About the CD-i?

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IMPLANTgames Game Room Tour

In this video I take you on a tour of my game room, and studio, showing you how I hook up my old game systems to an HDTV as well as record all the footage for my shows. Enjoy!

Video Review: Vectrex

The Vectrex is an incredibly unique gaming system. While photographs make it look like a small television with a vertically oriented screen, the Vectrex is so much more than that.
 
The Vectrex was released by General Consumer Electronics in 1982. The entire console is a self-contained unit, with the video game console housed with a 9" black and white, vector monitor.

Video Review: QIX Neo (Sony PlayStation)

The original Qix was released in arcades by Taito in 1981. A sequel called Volfield was released in 1989, adding a sci-fi spin to the classic gameplay. Volfield would finally make its way to the North American PlayStation in 2003, in the form of a budget title renamed Qix Neo.

How To XRGB-mini: Sega Dreamcast

On this episode of How To XRGB-mini, we are going to take a look at how to use your Framemeister to get the best possible picture out of the Sega Dreamcast game console.

Video Review: Sonic Heroes (Nintendo GameCube)

Sonic Heroes was the third 3D Sonic game in the main series, and was released on the Xbox, GameCube, and PlayStation 2 in early 2004. The game let's you control 4 teams of 3 characters, allowing you to play as Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails at the same time, for example. So, how has it held up?

Video Review: Strike Gunner S.T.G. (Super Nintendo)

Strike Gunner S.T.G. is a vertical shmup originally released by Tecmo in arcades, and then ported to the Super Nintendo in 1992.

Video Review: Super Earth Defense Force (Super Nintendo)

Super Earth Defense Force is a horizontal shmup developed by Jaleco and released on the Super Nintendo in 1992.