Piece Together a DIY Mame Cabinet for your Mame Emulator

Piece Together a DIY Mame Cabinet for your Mame Emulator

Hey, guys. Apologies for the long period between updates. Is it just me or does it seem like the past three months blew by? Time gets away from you before you know it. I wanted to cover arcade units on here. Collecting used arcade machines is not for the faint of heart. Not all of us have an unlimited space in our homes or cash in our wallets. Unlike collecting rare video games, collecting used arcade machines for sale usually requires both things in spades. Enter the MAME emulator. In this newest post, we tell you how you can design your very own DIY MAME cabinet using an older, unused PC. Read more...

GameSniped Video Game Review of Odallus The Dark Call

GameSniped Video Game Review of Odallus The Dark Call

For those of you craving a classic Metroidvania style game, you’re in luck. Brazilian game developer JoyMasher recently released Odallus The Dark Call last month. This game is a shout-out to the beloved Castlevania and Metroid series on the NES. It also blends deliciously well elements from Ghosts ‘n Goblins. For example, the map gives you this 80s Capcom feel. Read more...

The Analogue NT or Why Someone Would Drop $500 on a NES Console

The Analogue NT or Why Someone Would Drop $500 on a NES Console

So, I was glancing over news from the world of retro video games today and had to do a double take. I'm used to people repackaging or emulating old consoles. Heck, The Retron 5 does exactly this blending a large handful of classic console hardware emulation into one definitive, inexpensive $130 package. There's also the Retro VGS, a completely brand new retro themed console which is bring cartridge gaming back. Both of those projects are cool because they're reasonably priced. However, I nearly spit my coffee out when I found out that someone has repacked the guts of the Famicom and NES console into a shiny aluminum box, slapped on some arguably cool feature, and is selling this new NES at $499 a pop!

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GameSniped Video Game Review of Rocket League

GameSniped Video Game Review of Rocket League

Rocket League isn’t some average FIFA wannabe soccer simulator that swaps football players for futuristic cars. It’s actually quite addictive and will grow on you with every match you play. The game is best described as The Perfect 5 Minute Break, Rocket League is fun, charming, and most importantly, it’s simple. Everyone can play it, so don’t bother finishing the tutorial. Trust me, you don’t really need it! Just read this GameSniped video game review and you’ll know how to play the game along with what to expect from it.

What you need is to relax on your couch and play with a few friends after a hard day at work; it has split-screen, and it supports 4 players at once. There aren’t that many split-screen friendly games out there, and Rocket League offers a welcome breath of fresh air. Read more...

Reddit/YouTuber Uncovers Retro Console Prototype for SNES CD

Reddit/YouTuber Uncovers Retro Console Prototype for SNES CD

Often times, when you write about retro video games, you write about something that everyone knows about. Your subject material has already been completely covered by other sources from top to bottom. It's not often that I get the pleasure of writing about a completely unknown retro console. But that' s exactly what happened when Reddit user AnalogueBoy unleashed pictures and videos of his Father's prototype SNES CD  (or is it a Nintendo Playstation). Read more...

Quick Updates on the Complete NES Kickstart Project

Quick Updates on the Complete NES Kickstart Project

Sorry for the long delay, folks. The beautiful summer weather has been vying for my attention recently. I have a few quick updates for you. Retro VGS recently announced updates to some of their specs. The console includes HDMI 1.3 output and will come in various colors not unlike the old Nintendo 64 consoles. Check it out here. If you didn't catch the post in the beginning of June, check out our take on the Retro VGS. Jeffrey Wittenhagen hit me up on Twitter and told me about his new project, the Complete NES on Kickstart. Read more...

Retro VGS Vintage Video Game Console Brings Back Cartridges

Retro VGS Vintage Video Game Console Brings Back Cartridges

Have you been feeling a bit disconnected with the newest gen consoles? By now, I'm sure all of you have heard about the turmoil at Konami over their decision to pull the Silent Hill demo off of the Playstation network (along with the infighting and recent termination of legendary game designer Hideo Kojima). Unfortunately, we can't use up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A to get out of that situation. But, never fear. A new developer wants to return video game consoles back to their golden era. The company, Retro, recently purchased the tooling kit for the Atari Jaguar console system to design their own cartridge based console. This brand new take on a vintage video game console is called the Retro VGS. The question we should be asking is "Can the industry really turn back to the video game cartridge to revolutionize in the future?" and "Is there really a market for this sort of vintage video game console?" Read more...

Transformation of Wrestling Video Games Pt. 3: 5th Generation

Transformation of Wrestling Video Games Pt. 3: 5th Generation

Fifth generation consoles refer to the 32-bit and 64-bit gaming systems such as the Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, and other handheld devices. It's also known as the 3D era. So, that's fitting that the revolutionary attitude infused era of professional wrestling received a serious face lift in the video game industry. The time of the older and much simpler WWF wrestling games was officially over. In 1999, wrestling video games had already become cemented in the gaming industry. While they were not necessarily the best games on their respective platforms, their popularity grew more and more each year. Read more...

Transformation of Wrestling Games Part 2: the 16 Bit Era

Transformation of Wrestling Games Part 2: the 16 Bit Era

The 16-bit era was a strange and confusing time for video game fans of wrestling. Only a hand-full of wrestling video games worth mentioning were released in the US. In fact, some people may argue that WWE video games/WWF games didn't really come into their own until the following generation. In fact, some of you may be more accustomed with these latter games rather than the ones from this era. Regardless, despite the small number of wrestling games on the SNES and Genesis, what was being offered at this period was definitely high quality. The games were far and away better than any of the games that came before. This second part of our continuing look at the history of wrestling video games will focus on the early 90's. Read more...

The Best Video Games Based on TV Shows

There probably isn’t a home you can enter today that doesn’t have one or more family members immersed in a video game, but did you know that many of the favorites are based on television shows? Some are based on cartoon and others are based on shows that star real actors and not simply voice-overs. In any case, here are a list of the best video games based on TV shows. If you are a gamer, you’ll recognize most if not all of them, if not, why don’t you give some of them a try? They’re loads of fun! Read more...

The Transformation of Wrestling Games: The Early Years

The Transformation of Wrestling Games: The Early Years

Wrestling is probably one of the oldest forms of combat in human history. Cave drawings were found in France dating 15,000 years ago, and ancient Babylonian and Egyptian symbols showcase individuals fighting each-other using some of the most known techniques of modern-day wrestling. In ancient Greece, wrestling had a place in legend and literature, and during the Middle Ages it remained a popular sport that was enjoyed by noble families from France, Japan and England. In our 4 part series, we will examine wrestling games through the years and how they've adapted to new audiences. Read more...

Rarest and Most Expensive SNES Games Circa 2015

Rarest and Most Expensive SNES Games Circa 2015

Hey guys. If you recall, we ran a post on the most expensive SNES games a few years ago. These included not just the game cartridges themselves but also the manual, box, or even a CIB sale. I thought it may be interesting and worthwhile to go back through and check the prices in a sort of "where are they now" type post. As I stated in the past (wow has 5 years really passed since then?!), some of these games skyrocket in price due to a rabid fan base (as opposed to some genuine rarity). Read more...