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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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Retro Face/Off: Daytona USA (Saturn/Dreamcast)

Daytona USA is a racing game developed by AM2 and originally released in arcades in 1994. The game was a massive success, and it still isn’t hard to stumble upon working units at bowling alleys, campgrounds, and laundromats, despite the fact arcades are all but dead in North America. It’s a testament to just how popular and timeless the game truly is.

Video Review: Road Rash 3D (Sony PlayStation)

Road Rash 3D is a complete reimagining of the Road Rash series. The graphics engine is all new, as are the motorcycle physics. More importantly, the 2D line scrolling road surface is finally gone, and in it's place a full, true, 3D world.

Video Review: Sonic Blast (Game Gear)

Sonic Blast is the fifth and final traditional Sonic game for the Game Gear, debuting in North America in 1996. The first thing you'll notice about Sonic Blast is the dramatic shift in art direction. Gone are the cartoony worlds of previous games, and in are the pre-rendered 3D landscapes made popular by the Donkey Kong Country franchise.

How To XRGB-mini: PlayStation on PS2

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 PlayStation games, when playing on a PlayStation 2.

Video Review: Shenmue (Sega Dreamcast)

With Sony's North American launch of the PlayStation 2 having supply issues, Shenmue was Sega's last chance to save it's failing hardware business. The burden placed on Shenmue to be successful, and save the company, was immense. There will never be another game with so much pressure behind it.
 
Under these circumstances, Shenmue was released to North American gamers in the winter of 2000.

Video Review: Zool (Super Nintendo)

Zool is a mascot platformer developed by Gremlin and originally released on the Amiga in 1992. It would later be ported to the popular consoles of the day, making it’s way to the North American Super Nintendo in 1993 or '94.

How To XRGB-mini: Sony PlayStation

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 Sony PlayStation game console.