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Interview with Steve Young of Pinball Undesirables

If you've been playing pinball for a while, you've probably seen the "panic flipper" just double flipping away wildly. Their last ball drains, they look sad, or they nervously laugh and then they might just wander off never to be seen again. Every so often, however,...

The Pacman Legacy By Scott Marriott

If you had to name the first three significant arcade games in the industry -- and we're talking historically significant, not the game you first fell in love with -- the answer would have to be Pong (1972), Space Invaders (1978), and Pac-Man (1980). Each helped...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Howard Scott Warshaw

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Howard Scott Warshaw who currently is displayed on card number 208, from the Superstars of 2012 Collection.  Howard is a true pioneer in the gaming industry. As one of the original Atari programmers for the Atari 2600, Howard...
The Pacman Legacy By Scott Marriott

The Pacman Legacy By Scott Marriott

If you had to name the first three significant arcade games in the industry -- and we're talking historically significant, not the game you first fell in love with -- the answer would have to be Pong (1972), Space Invaders (1978), and Pac-Man (1980). Each helped...

Revenge of the Birds By Chris Cavanaugh

Revenge of the Birds By Chris Cavanaugh

Angry Birds has soared through the list of killer app titles for the iPhone and iPod touch, and it's not hard to see why. This highly accessible title has players seeking revenge on a herd of green pigs that have stolen a collection of bird eggs. Reprisal comes in the...

Podcast Review: RetroGaming Roundup

Podcast Review: RetroGaming Roundup

Classic gaming podcasts are becoming as common as Combat cartridges, so finding a quality one can become an exasperating experience. Too often the hosts forget to make the show about the games and focus too much on themselves. Fortunately, the guys at RetroGaming...

Top ways to make money as a gamer

Top ways to make money as a gamer

Gaming has come a long way since the glory days of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Technology has naturally been a big driver here as the way that consoles and games have developed has seen massive changes in how we play. The whole essence of what being a gamer means...

Five Atari 2600 Games Worse Than E.T.

Five Atari 2600 Games Worse Than E.T.

It is a common belief that E.T. for the Atari 2600 is “the worst game ever!” -- a notion repeated ad nauseum on internet forums -- yet this couldn’t be further from the truth. The following five games are closer to the bottom of the Atari 2600 barrel, and they...

It’s War! Classics Vs Remakes

It’s War! Classics Vs Remakes

In Classic Gamer Magazine Vol. 1, Issue #6, five classic games were compared to their modern day, upgraded remakes. The classics won in decisive fashion, 4 to 1. The only remake in the list that bested its progenitor was the PlayStation version of Q*bert, which takes...

BRINGING THE PAST BACK TO LIFE

BRINGING THE PAST BACK TO LIFE

For many video game lovers, the closest they'll come to owning their own bona fide home arcade is a large-screen television fed by their choice of home console systems. For Rodney Minch, however, it began by collecting and repairing classic arcade machines. Fueled by...

Retro Gaming is Officially Making a Comeback!

Retro Gaming is Officially Making a Comeback!

The technological advancements in the gaming industry are huge. When you compare a game from the 80s or 90s, with another from recent times, you will outrightly see the superiority of the present games. The gaming environment and graphics are much better, and the user...

Super NES VS Sega Genesis

Super NES VS Sega Genesis

In an industry where originality is at a premium, it is not surprising to see the same games appearing on as many platforms the market will support. After all, companies need to be profitable and not every console system has the user base to justify spending the added...

198X Review – Nintendo Switch

198X Review – Nintendo Switch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0TXCvVD-8E&lc=z231dhdaeue0fx2npacdp4324zscthgvliajadwdewpw03c010c No one in their right mind would get on the subway in this city at 2 AM, but you know exactly why you got on it. With your fists taped up and bloodlust on your...

Karaoke Revolution By Scott Alan Marriott

Karaoke Revolution By Scott Alan Marriott

Konami’s ongoing Bemani series (short for the company’s first interactive music game, Beatmania) has proven that rhythm-based games are more than the flavor of the month. Yet their overall appeal caters more to Japanese tastes than the American palate, especially when...

Age of Mythology: The Titans

Age of Mythology: The Titans

Expansion packs are notorious for providing minimal additional content at a premium price. Age of Mythology: The Titans is a glorious exception. There's plenty of new content -- a whole new single-player campaign, a new civilization (The Atlanteans) and adjusted...

Top Casino Games To Look Out For In 2020

Top Casino Games To Look Out For In 2020

If there is one thing that is constant in the world of online casinos, it is the fact that game providers will continuously roll out new games every single month. 2020 is no different in this respect and there have been loads of top new games on popular sites such as...

The Generational Gaming Gap.

The Generational Gaming Gap.

It is bound to happen at some point in our lives.  The time when the younger generation starts playing a game and us older/retro gamers start our sentences with, "Back in my day..."  It always happens, we just don't realize it is until it does and it happened to me...

Ninja Gaiden By Scott Alan Marriott

Ninja Gaiden By Scott Alan Marriott

The legendary Ryu Hayabusa is finally back to doing what he does best, that being a wall-jumping, star-throwing, sword-slashing, bat-killing, magic-conjuring überninja. It’s the way it should be. By sparing Master Ryu from an unfulfilling life as a Dead or Alive...

“An Inside Joke” By Todd Deci

“An Inside Joke” By Todd Deci

As a video gamer for many years now, I am probably like most other people who pursue a particular interest or hobby: I want to share the joys of my pastime with the people I love. I am always looking for games that my wife might like playing with me, for example,...

Inception: mini-games in video games

Inception: mini-games in video games

Mini-games in video games are nothing new but are currently enjoying great popularity. From retro gamers to fans of the latest GTA, mini-games are very popular with a majority of gamers. Indeed, they make the game more enjoyable and offer the opportunity to discover...