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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: Astro Warrior (Sega Master System)

Astro Warrior is an incredibly early shmup, developed by Sega, and released for the Master System back in 1986. The game acts as a bridge of sorts, between single screen arcade shooters of the early 80’s, and the mature shmups of the late 80’s.

Video Review: Robo Aleste (Sega CD)

Robo Aleste is a sequel of sorts to the Genesis classic M.U.S.H.A. and was released on the Sega CD in 1993. On the surface, Robo Aleste looks similar to M.U.S.H.A. You pilot a giant steam engine powered ninja mech through seven different vertical scrolling stages.

Video Review: Aladdin (Sega Genesis)

Aladdin was released on the Sega Genesis in 1993 and started the tradition of awesome Disney titles developed by Virgin Games. As you probably already know, this is a platformer where you take Aladdin through the world created in the feature film.

Video Review: Crash Nitro Kart (Xbox)

There comes a time in every triple A platformer's life when they must spin off and be featured in their own kart racing game.
 
For Crash Bandicoot, this happened in 1999 with Crash Team Racing. The game did well enough that a sequel was released 5 years later and today we'll be looking at Crash Nitro Kart for Microsoft's original Xbox.

Video Review: Shinobi (Master System)

Shinobi was developed by Sega and released in arcades back in 1987. A year later, Sega ported it to their 8-bit Master System console. Over the next few years it would be released on just about everything, but today I’m going to look at the Master System version.

Video Review: Metal Slug 3 (Xbox)

I’ve always been fascinated by the Metal Slug series. It debuted when 2D was on it’s death bed and SNK kept the party going well after it was buried. Metal Slug 3 was released in arcades in 2000 with this Xbox port being released 4 years later.

Same Name, Different Game: Road Rash

Road Rash was rebooted in 1994 with the first next-gen Rash premiering on the 3DO console. In addition to these, a Sega CD title of the same name was released in 1995. Today I'll be looking at the Saturn and Sega CD versions of this mid-90's classic.