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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: Gargoyles (Sega Genesis)

After many years of successful Disney games from the likes of Sega, Capcom, and Virgin Games, Disney decided to develop Gargoyles in-house, and released it on the aging Sega Genesis in 1995.

Video Review: Astal (Sega Saturn)

Astal is 2D sprite based platformer released on the Sega Saturn in 1995. I suspect when Sega originally designed the Saturn, they thought games like this were the direction video games were headed. Instead of being the norm, games like Astal ended up being the swan songs of a dying genre.

5 Good Master System Games

Starting a Sega Master System collection can be a bit tough. The most common, and cheap games for the console are usually the system’s weakest titles, and can leave a bad first impression. So I wanted to put together a list of 5 good Master System titles that have kept me entertained over the past 15 years, and won’t break the bank.

Video Review: Sonic Advance 2 (Game Boy Advance)

Sonic Advance 2 is the second game in the popular handheld series, and was released on the Game Boy Advance in 2003. The game was well received upon release, and went on to sell over a million copies.

Video Review: Metal Slug Advance (Game Boy Advance)

Metal Slug Advance is the 9th or so game in the long running Metal Slug series. As the name would suggest, this was released for Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance. Despite being a handheld title, Metal Slug Advance does a great job capturing the action of the arcade originals.

Video Review: Gunstar Super Heroes (Game Boy Advance)

Gunstar Super Heroes is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Gunstar Heroes, and was released on the Game Boy Advance in 2005. As a late Game Boy Advance release, sales were sluggish despite receiving positive reviews.

Video Review: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Game Boy)

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was released for the Game Boy in 1993. It was the fourth Zelda game released, and also the first portable Zelda game. Not only that, it's one of the greatest games of all time!