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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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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.

Video Review: OutRun 2 (Xbox)

17 years. That's how long it took to develop a true sequel to Yu Suzuki's 1986 arcade masterpiece. A year later, in 2004, the code ninjas at Sumo Digital figured out how to squeeze a game requiring 512 megabytes of ram onto a system with just 64. The result is the excellent OutRun 2 for the original Xbox.

Video Review: SpongeBob SquarePants - Battle for Bikini Bottom Review (Xbox)

Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is a 3D platformer released on the Xbox, GameCube, and PlayStation 2 during the holidays in 2003. You take control of Spongebob, Patrick, and Sandy on your quest to stop an invasion of robots from taking over Bikini Bottom.

Video Review: XRGB-mini FrameMeister

If you have ever hooked up an old game system to a modern flat panel television, you’ve probably noticed it looks dreadful. Thankfully, it doesn't have to be this way. Micomsoft’s latest model, nearing two years old now, is the XRGB-mini FrameMeister. The XRGB-mini FrameMeister is an amazing device and has really elevated my appreciation and passion for retro gaming.

Video Review: Aero Fighters (Super Nintendo)

Aero Fighters is a vertical scrolling shooter, originating in arcades in 1992, and released on the SNES a year later. I'm a big fan on the sequel, and was stoked to finally track down the original a few years ago.

Video Review: Sled Storm (Sony PlayStation)

One of my favorites is Sled Storm for the original Playstation. Developed and released in 1999 by Electronic Arts, this was one of the few games to steal some of my attention away from my beloved Dreamcast.

Video Review: Tin Star (Super Nintendo)

Tin Star is a light gun shooter released for the Super Nintendo in 1994. Despite being developed in Europe, it was only released in the North American market. It obviously supports the Super Scope peripheral, but more importantly, it supports the SNES Mouse, allowing for precision play on a modern flat panel television.