Features
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.

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.

Podcast
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!

Video Reviews
Video Review: Tokyo Xtreme Racer (Dreamcast)

In honor of the 15 year anniversary of the North American Dreamcast launch, I wanted to do something special to commemorate the occasion. Prior to 9/9/99 most gamers were eagerly anticipating Dreamcast launch titles like Sonic Adventure or Soul Calibur. I on the other hand, could not wait for Tokyo Xtreme Racer.

Video Review: The Terminator (Sega CD)

The Sega CD get’s a lot of flack for being flooded with awful Full Motion Video games, but once you get past the bargain bin fodder, there is a surprising amount quality titles for the system. One such title is The Terminator, released in 1993.

Video Review: Dr. Mario (Game Boy)

I absolutely loved Dr. Mario on the NES and it remains one of my favorite puzzle games of all time. The simple gameplay mechanics, the simplistic, yet charming graphics, and the awesome 8-bit music hit all the right retro notes, and holds up well despite it's vintage. I will eventually visit all of the versions of Dr. Mario on Nintendo's classic consoles and what better way to start, than the other 8-bit version.

Video Review: Qix (Game Boy)

Qix was originally an arcade title developed by Taito and released in 1981. Over the next decade it would be released on most home computers and console systems of the era.
Today I'll be looking at the Game Boy version of the game.

Video Review: I Made a Game With Zombies In It (Xbox 360)

I Made a Game With Zombies In It was released on the Xbox Live Indie Game service in 2009 for the budget friendly price of just one dollar. With the resurgence of Zombies in popular culture, and my current addiction to AMC's The Walking Dead, it seemed timely to revisit this little gem.