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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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Video Review: Streets of Rage (Sega Genesis)

Streets of Rage is a beat-em-up game developed by Sega and released for the Genesis in 1991. The game's protagonists are former cops, who have decided to take the law into their own hands to take down the city's big crime syndicate.

Video Review: Metal Slug 5 (Xbox)

Metal Slug 5 was released on the Neo Geo hardware in 2003, with SNK Playmore publishing this Xbox port in 2005. The American release was also bundled with Metal Slug 4, and both games are featured on their very own disc.

How To XRGB-mini: Scanlines

On this episode of How To XRGB-mini we are going to take a look at the different scanline functions of the framemeister. The intent of scanlines are to simulate the look of an old CRT TV, which generally features a dark area between each horizontal row.

Video Review: Kolibri (Sega 32x)

Kolibri is a hummingbird shooting game released for the Sega 32x in 1995. The game comes from the same developers as the Ecco the Dolphin series, sharing a similar surreal art style and earthy soundtrack.

Video Review: Fantasy Zone II (Sega Master System)

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa Opa was released for the Sega Master System in 1987 and is a sequel to Sega's arcade hit Fantasy Zone from the year prior. At first glance this appears to be a shmup, but the gameplay has more in common with Defender, than a true side scrolling shoot-em-up.

 

5 Amazing Racing Games

Racing game are probably my favorite genre of video games, with classic titles like RC Pro-Am and Super Mario Kart starting my obsession. However, it wasn't until the 5th generation of game consoles that the genre started hitting its stride.
 
With that, here are 5 amazing racing games released between 1995 and 2005, that were not only brilliant back in their day, but still exceptional after all these years.

Video Review: Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Xbox)

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is the fourth title in the main Crash Bandicoot series, released in 2001, with this Xbox port following in 2002. The game is noteworthy as it was developed by Traveller’s Tales rather than Naughty Dog, and the title is obviously not a PlayStation exclusive.