Features
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.

Wii U First Impressions

With all three “traditional” next-gen consoles now on store shelves (ignoring the potential SteamBox revolution) many gamer's will be buying, or receiving, one of these new machines this holiday season.

Feature: How to Hook Up a Sega Dreamcast via HDMI

Like many retro gamers, my living room is now home to an over-sized flat panel display. While this is great for modern game systems, Blu-ray players, and even my old HD DVD player, it’s not ideal for classic consoles. For whatever reason (foresight perhaps), Sega offered a VGA cable for the Sega Dreamcast that allows games to be presented in glorious 480p (640x480 progressive scan). Additionally, this output removes a lot of filtering that softens the image to reduce the appearance of “jaggies.”

Podcast
Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 61: You're Totally Forgetting!

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 61: You're Totally Forgetting!

Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 60: Your personality, on a scale of 1 to 10, is…

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 60: Your personality, on a scale of 1 to 10, is…

Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 59: The 2013 Retro Gaming Awards!

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 59: The 2013 Retro Gaming Awards!

Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 58: Wii U, Dreamcast, TMNT, and more!

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 58: Wii U, Dreamcast, TMNT, and more!

Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 57: You Can Talk to Yourself Like Nobody’s Business!

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 57: You Can Talk to Yourself Like Nobody’s Business!

Videos
Longplay: Double Dragon (NES)

Austin has another Longplay for you, and this time, it's a full run of the relatively difficult (and classic!) Double Dragon for the NES!

Longplay: Silver Surfer (NES)

Austin takes you through the notoriously difficult Silver Surfer for the NES. 

Let's Play: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Genesis)

After the smashing success of TMNT the arcade game, Konami would release a worthy follow-up in "Turtles in Time", for both the arcades and Super NES. Around that time, the Genesis would also receive a pseudo conversion of the same game, albeit with many alterations, with "The Hyperstone Heist". In this Let's Play, Austin takes you through the Genesis game in its entirety, from start to finish!

Let's Play: Tropic Island Pinball for the Pippin

Tropic Island is a digital pinball title for the ill-fated Bandai Apple Pippin system. In this video, Austin takes you through a few rounds with this relatively obscure piece of videogame history.

Let's Play: Streets of Rage 2 (Genesis)

Streets of Rage 2, arguably one of the greatest side-scrolling beat 'em ups ever made. In this Let's Play session, Austin takes you through the Sega Genesis version of the game from start to finish!

Longplay: Super Mario Bros. 3 - Warp Whistle Run

Austin performs a playthrough of the classic Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES. However, rather than going for a full, "every stage" type of run, he decided to bolt through the game utilizing the mysterious warp whistles, just as he would have as a kid.