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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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How To XRGB-mini: Game Boy Player

On this inaugural episode of How To XRGB-mini, we are going to take a look at how to use your framemeister to get the best possible picture out of the Game Boy Player for the Nintendo GameCube.

5 High Definition Original Xbox Games

The original Xbox was a pretty cool piece of hardware, and the only 6th generation console that could render games in high definition. There are around 40 Xbox games that support at least 720p, so let’s take a look at the 5 I happen to own.

Video Review: F-Zero (Super Nintendo)

F-Zero was a launch title for the Super Nintendo and one of the first games to show off the SNES's famous Mode-7 graphics which simulates a 3D plane without utilizing polygons. It was well received by the press at the time, and still enjoys a cult following to this day.

Video Review: Sonic Advance 3 (Game Boy Advance)

Sonic Advance 3 is the final game in the Game Boy Advance trilogy, and was released in 2004. Like the previous installments, this is a 2D platformer with a nod to Sonic’s Genesis glory days, with a few new twists on the classic formula.

Video Review: Last Resort (Neo Geo CD)

Last Resort is a horizontal shmup originally released for the Neo Geo in 1992, and this CD version following in 94. You pilot a Cyber Jet ship, which has a striking resemblance to the R-9a Arrowhead from R-Type. The similarities don’t stop there, as you also control an orb, which can soak up bullets as well as deliver extra firepower.

Video Review: Riding Hero (Neo Geo CD)

Riding Hero was developed by SNK and released on the Neo Geo CD in 1995. Aesthetically, the title is clearly inspired by Sega’s Hang-On. In addition to the checkpoint styled racing action provided by that title, SNK put their own spin on the game with real circuits, and a secondary goal of finishing in third place or better in addition to meeting tough time limits.

5 Reasonably Priced Neo Geo CD Games

The Neo Geo CD is a great way to experience arcade perfect versions of classic Neo Geo games, at a much more wallet friendly price than the cartridge alternatives. However, most of the better CD games are still expensive, or are fighting games. For this video, I am going to look at 5 reasonably priced Neo Geo CD games.