RETRO

This page will age you. Here, we'll talk about everything RETRO and good. From retrospective pieces to walkthroughs, garage finds, and other blasts from the past on trusted systems like the Neo Geo, Super NES, and Dreamcast.
January 14, 2024
Max Payne: Why This Noir Classic Remains Unbeaten

From its groundbreaking Bullet Time mechanic to its gripping noir narrative, find out how this classic has stood the test of time.

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December 23, 2023
Game Over: What's Next for the Gaming Industry After E3?

What Happens Now? Explore the evolving landscape of the gaming industry following the end of E3.

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December 20, 2023
The Top 10 Mortal Kombat Fighting Games that isn't Mortal Kombat

From the intense action of Dragon ball Z to the strategic battles of Soulcalibur, discover games that deliver adrenaline-pumping excitement.

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December 18, 2023
An Upper-Cut of Fun - VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! (Steam) Review

Dive into the world of VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! and relive the 16-bit era with captivating character designs, and a captivating story mode.

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December 16, 2023
A Game So Wild, It Makes Rambo Look Tame! John Mambo (Steam) Review

Experience the adventure of the lone wolf, John Mambo, in a world of chaos, humor, and retro gaming excitement

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December 11, 2023
Guardian War: Rediscovering the 3DO's Tactical RPG Masterpiece

Dive into the enchanting world of Guardian War, the iconic tactical RPG for the 3DO.

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October 31, 2023
Characters, Combat, and Chilling Atmosphere: You Will Die Here Tonight (Steam) Review

Unravel the mysteries of Brekenridge Estate while fighting zombies in this exciting arcade combat.

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October 30, 2023
Old-School Joyride with a Modern Twist: Super Power Racing (Demo) Impressions

Indulge in a nostalgic ride with Super Power Racing, the top-down arcade racing game by Monster Finger Games.

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October 27, 2023
How Sony's Latest Console is Set to Smash Records by Year-End

Explore the remarkable success of Sony's PlayStation 5 as it gets set to break sales records by the end of 2023

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September 30, 2023
Atari CEO, Wade Rosen, Betting Big on Retro Gaming

Atari’s New Leader, Wade Rosen, Propels the Iconic Brand into a Renaissance, Betting Big on Retro Gaming with the 2600+ Console

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September 16, 2023
Lara Croft's Epic Return: Tomb Raider I-III Remastered

Prepare for a blast from the past as Lara Croft makes her triumphant return in Tomb Raider I-III Remastered.

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September 11, 2023
The Roaring Fur-Ball of Atari: Selling the "64-Bit" Jaguar

In a world where gaming is evolving, the Jaguar stands out as an apex predator, ensuring you stay ahead of the pack and in the thick of the action - NOT!

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September 9, 2023
Happy Birthday Sega Dreamcast: The Console That Tried to Change the Gaming Landscape. But Didn't.

Happy Birthday Sega Dreamcast and reliving the Pioneering Spirit of the little console that tried to change the world in 1999.

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September 1, 2023
Space Hulk on the 3DO: Nostalgia in a Space Age Shell

Dive into the heart of 90s gaming with the classic Space Hulk on the iconic 3DO console. A blend of tactics, thrills, and nostalgia

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August 23, 2023
When Philips Tried to CD-Future: The CD-I Chronicles

Philips CD-I began as a bold fusion of gaming and interactive media, but a combination of high costs and lackluster game support saw it fade into obscurity.

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August 13, 2023
Game Changers: The Eras that Shaped Video Gaming

From the Atari 2600 to PlayStation 5, discover the evolution of technology, graphics, gameplay, and storytelling in this comprehensive guide.

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August 5, 2023
Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons (Steam) Review

Who says you can't teach an old dragon new tricks? Billy and Jimmy Lee are back, and they've brought some new moves with them

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July 29, 2023
Pavement Pandemonium: Tristan Cole's Pro Driver

Embrace the adrenaline rush of high-octane stunts and neck-breaking speeds in this tribute to Sega's Crazy Taxi and the glory days of racing games

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July 24, 2023
Less Cartridges, More Character: Unraveling the Quirky World of Retro Collectors Embracing Missing Pieces

Discover the intriguing world of "selective retro collectors" who prove that passion for gaming history goes beyond amassing every classic console and game.

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July 22, 2023
Daytona USA for Sega Dreamcast: The Iconic Legacy Lives On

With improved graphics, new features, and online multiplayer, Daytona USA pushed the boundaries of racing games and cementing its place in gaming history

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July 10, 2023
Home Sweet Home - The Best Gameplay Moments of Homeworld

The Best Gameplay Moments of Homeworld offers a captivating exploration of the most unforgettable moments in the renowned video game franchise

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July 4, 2023
From Arcade Abyss to Stardom: 10 Intriguing 'Sinistar' Facts to Ignite Your Curiosity

From Arcade Abyss to Stardom: 10 Intriguing 'Sinistar' Facts to Ignite Your Curiosity

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June 30, 2023
Lord of the Rings Online: Epic Gaming Moments that will Leave You Spellbound

Brace yourself for an epic journey through Middle-earth! Lord of the Rings Online delivers gaming moments that will leave you breathless.

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June 27, 2023
Why People Still Love Playing Classic Arcade Games Today, and The Role of Nostalgia in the Gaming Industry

Classic arcade games hold a special place in the hearts of gamers, and their enduring popularity can be attributed to the powerful force of nostalgia.

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June 15, 2023
Link, Zelda, and My Identity Crisis: A Mix-Up for the Ages

In the annals of gaming history, my confusion between Zelda and Link shall forever be etched as a testament to the power of misconceptions

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May 21, 2023
Game Over for PSM: The Magazine that Couldn't Level Up with the Times

PSM Magazine, the once a formidable gaming magazine, met its untimely demise, succumbing to the challenges of a rapidly evolving digital landscape

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May 6, 2023
The Great Cartridge Debate: Why Nintendo Stuck with Cartridges and Paid the Price

Sticking with cartridges may have been a bold move for Nintendo, but it proved to be a costly decision in the fast-evolving world of console gaming

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May 3, 2023
Meet Pongo17, Pong's Rebellious Teenage Son Who's Ready To Bounce to His Own Beat

Meet Pongo17, Pong's Rebellious Teenage Son Who's Ready To Bounce to His Own Beat

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April 19, 2023
5 Reasons Why NBA LIVE 10 is Still the Best of the Series

Discover why NBA LIVE 10 remains the fan favorite among basketball gamers and enthusiasts.

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April 18, 2023
Digging Up the Past: Murpot is a Loving Tribute to Dig Dug and Bomberman

If you're looking for a game that combines the explosive fun of Bomberman with the underground adventures of Dig Dug, then look no further than Murtop.

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April 6, 2023
This Game Will Give You Those Classic OutRun Vibes - Horizon Chase Turbo Review

Get ready for a classic arcade racing experience with Horizon Chase Turbo! Burn some rubber and enjoy the thrill of the race!

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March 29, 2023
What if the 3DO Had Won the Console Wars?

If the 3DO had won the console wars, who knows what would have been different in the gaming landscape today?

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March 20, 2023
Revisiting the Best Sega Arcade Games of the 90s

Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and discover some of the most iconic arcade games from one of gaming history's biggest names - Sega.

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March 11, 2023
5 Indie Games That Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Reignite your passion for childhood memories and fun with these five indie games! Relive the feeling of playing SNES or Nintendo for only a few bucks.

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March 8, 2023
Video Game Stores That Were Havens for Gamers, But No Longer Exist

Discover the history of these beloved video game stores that have sadly been lost to time and learn why these places were so unique to gamers.

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February 19, 2023
The Forgotten Eject Button on the SNES: Did Anyone Ever Use It?

In this blog post, we take a look at the forgotten eject button on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and ask if anyone ever used it.

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December 4, 2022
Gone and Forgotten? Consoles That Have Completely Passed Us By

In this article, we'll take a look at some gaming consoles that have completely passed us by – for better or for worse.

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November 24, 2022
Does Silent Hill Really Need a Remake? I think Not

5 reasons why Silent Hill Remake doesn't need to happen. Silent Hill is a classic for a reason. It doesn't need to be remade. Developers should focus on new games and leave the classics alone.

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November 5, 2022
Feeling Flushed? You Probably Have Pac-Man Fever

It's estimated that the average person spends about six days of their life playing Pac-Man. That's a lot of time spent chomping on the dots!

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October 13, 2022
Why Retro Fighting Games are Still the Best

It's pretty clear that retro fighting games are still the best around. Thanks to their focus on tight gameplay, interesting characters, and pure fun, these classics continue to stand the test of time.

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October 9, 2022
Mortal Kombat: Why We Can't Get Enough of the Blood and Guts

Mortal Kombat: Why We Can't Get Enough of the Blood and Guts

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April 20, 2022
A Look Back: Space Invaders

Space Invaders is an arcade game that was created by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978. The game was originally designed as a horizontal space shooter but that idea was quickly scrapped when the programmers disliked how the graphics moved on a horizontal plane, which was jittery and unappealing. They opted, instead, to create the […]

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March 17, 2022
Supreme Commander - Why We Keep Coming Back for More

If you're looking for a game that offers a lot of replayability and is fun to play, this is definitely the game to keep installed on your hard drive.

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March 5, 2022
Our 5 Best Retro Games for Nostalgia-Driven Gamers

Our 5 Best Retro Games for Nostalgia-Driven Gamers. Games from the past, for today's gamers.

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September 30, 2021
Is That a Neo Geo in Your Pocket?

Is That a Neo Geo in Your Pocket? Or Are You Happy to See Me?

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September 27, 2021
DieHard Gamefan: And How Mom Saved My Collection

Thanks Mom for Everything!

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September 19, 2021
Blast from the Past! Cruis'n Blast (Switch) Review

But the big question is whether new players will enjoy Cruis'n Blast. The answer is a definite "yes" but it will probably not hold their interest for long

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July 22, 2021
The Art of the Box Art: Donkey Kong Country

With incredible graphics, addictive gameplay, and advertising hype, it's no wonder that Donkey Kong Country became such commercial success.

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May 16, 2021
This Weekends Forecast: Warm, Breezy, and a High Chance of Gaming

Weekends are a time for everyone to relax and unwind from a stressful and busy week. What better way to unwind than playing a few games?

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May 10, 2021
Gone But Not Forgotten - The TOP 6 Memorable PS1 Moments

The original Playstation brought the arcade experiece to the homefront and did it style, grace, and finnesse. Let's take a six of the most memorable gaming events that defined the PS1!

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May 5, 2021
Whatever Happened to...the Amiga CD32?

The Amiga CD32 was poised to take the gaming world by storm. Unfortunately, legal issues and hardware breakdowns brought the party to an end

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May 1, 2021
A Look Back - Crusader: No Remorse

TL;DR: It's been 25 years since Crusader: No Remorse was released. How does it stand up today? In one word: GREAT!

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April 27, 2021
A LOOK BACK: DIEHARD GAMEFAN 1994

I was going through my collection of magazines when I came across the November 1994 issue of DieHard Gamefan.

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April 24, 2021
Hey Buddy, Can You Spare a Token?

TL;DR: The 5 reasons arcade owners valued the token over the the all-mighty-quarter! a token of appreciation If you visited arcade establishments throughout the 80s and 90s you probably saw something small and shiny rolling around inside. No, it wasn't a crackpipe laying on the ground nor was it the innovative games or the flashing […]

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April 17, 2021
OUR TOP 5 16-BIT RPGs ever

TL;DR: We've played them and we loved them. These are our Top 5 Holy Grails of Role-Playing Games. can we really just choose 5? The 16-bit era was filled with mascot platformer games and Japanese RPGs. The latter was at its prime and would eventually become prominent all over the world a few years later […]

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April 15, 2021
Small But Sexy - Turbo Grafx16 Mini Review

This is perhaps one of the best mini classic consoles released thus far. From the design to the interface all the way up to the game emulation, Konami did their homework and it definitely shows. A must buy for any collector.

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April 12, 2021
Game Characters Hitting the Big 3-0

These characters are celebrating their 30+ years of gaming stardom! Hooray!

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April 11, 2021
A Look Back: Captain Quazar 3DO

Despite the raving reviews, the Captain himself could not save the 3DO console from certain doom.

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April 10, 2021
8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Street Fighter

So, you think you're a Street Fighter expert, huh? But do you know the behind the scenes facts? I bet you didn't.

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February 18, 2021
Retro Review: Hover Strike on the Atari Jaguar

Hover Strike is a futuristic semi-open 3D shooter game similar to Battlezone and T-MEK in which players pilot an armed hovercraft vehicle.

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January 5, 2021
Jetpack PC Review

Jetpack is a throwback to the Golden Age of video games. It's not flashy, but it's darn fun!

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June 10, 2019
From Burbank to Game Dude: Discovering Retro Gaming Treasures in North Hollywood, CA

Gaming Enthusiasts Unite: Game Dude in North Hollywood, CA - A Hidden Gem for Retro Gamers

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March 19, 2022
Stop the Saturnians! (Steam) Review

TL;DR: Stop the Saturnians is a long, involving, and challenging game that looks incredible sounds great and plays smoothly.

March 22, 2023
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Get your first look at the real-time, squad-based tactical action game, emerging June 20 on PC, PlayStation and Xbox

April 2, 2023
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Set in a dystopian future, Full Void offers an immersive experience that unveils one of the most complex stories ever seen in a game.

January 5, 2021
Jetpack PC Review

Jetpack is a throwback to the Golden Age of video games. It's not flashy, but it's darn fun!

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