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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: Zanac (Nintendo Entertainment System)

Zanac is a vertically scrolling shooter developed by the legendary programmers at Compile and released for the North American Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. Compile of course is responsible for the excellent Aleste series of video games, so I was excited to take a look at their earlier work.

Video Review: Super Mario Bros. (Super Nintendo)

Super Mario Bros. was a launch title for the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1985. Today I’m going to be looking at the enhanced port, released in 1993 for the Super Nintendo as part of the Super Mario All-Stars game pak.

Video Review: Raiden Trad (Super Nintendo)

Raiden is a vertically scrolling shooter, originally released in arcades in 1990. The 16-bit ports that followed added Trad to the title, but Raiden Trad is really a port of the arcade game, nothing more. This Super Nintendo version hit North American shores in the spring of 1992.

Video Review: Wonder Boy (Sega Master System)

Wonder Boy is an arcade-style platformer developed by Sega and released in arcades in 1986, with this Master System version following a year later.

How To XRGB-mini: Sega Master System

On this 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 Sega Master System.

Video Review: Daredevil (Game Boy Advance)

Daredevil is a side scrolling action game published by Encore Entertainment and released on the Game Boy Advance back in 2003.
 
While Daredevil is an awesome character, with some great comics, and a terrific TV show, this game is based on a weaker entry in the Daredevil franchise, the 2003 film starring Ben Affleck.

Video Review: Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Genesis)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has always been one of my favorite games of all time. It holds a huge place in my childhood, and these memories of playing Sonic 2, way back when, are memories I will always cherish.