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The Best PS2 Games Under $10

The Best PS2 Games Under $10

The next update to the Cheapest Games series is a look at the Playstation 2′s wonderful library.  There are quite a lot of PS2 games now that are absolute steals considering the quality of the games.  As we see more titles show up as re-releases and downloadable classics on the PS3 and more people moving away from the PS2 completely, now is the perfect time to stock up on titles. It was challenge to narrow this list down as there are [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Shock Troopers

Together Retro Game Club: Shock Troopers

Presented by ExedExes New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. The overhead run-n-gun in the arcades has taken on many forms over the years. Starting with Taito’s 1982 release Front Line, there has been no shortage of games with the theme of a singular character taking on an entire enemy force. Capcom’s 1985 contribution, Commando, modernized what Front Line originally established, and a company called SNK [...]

Games That Defined the Nintendo Gamecube

Games That Defined the Nintendo Gamecube

Presented by: Omerta, Prfsnl_Gmr, Flake, and Racketboy Also, check out the rest of our Defining Games series and the Hidden Gems of the Nintendo Gamecube The Nintendo Gamecube was not Nintendo’s most popular console. Nonetheless, it has a devoted following, and it birthed – or refined – many popular franchises from both Nintendo and various third-party developers. Despite its relatively limited library, the Gamecube, with its unique controller and multiple, experimental gameplay experiences, is home to some of the best [...]

Together Retro Game Club: M.U.L.E.

Together Retro Game Club: M.U.L.E.

Presented by Fastbilly1 New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. 1983 was a great year to be a geek.  TCP/IP was finalized on the ARPAnet, Lotus 1-2-3 started it’s almost decade long strangle hold on accounting software, the IBM PC-XT was released, Billie Jean was on every radio, Return of the Jedi was released, and in the mix of it all, one of the most influential [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Metal Gear

Together Retro Game Club: Metal Gear

Presented by Dsheinem New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Many of our readers will have no doubt played something accredited to Hideo Kojima – whether it is one of the entries in his Metal Gear Solid series, a Zone of the Enders title, Sega CD’s standout Snatcher, or any other number of games that he’s played a prominent role in designing.  Kojima’s first game was [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Phantasy Star Online

Together Retro Game Club: Phantasy Star Online

Presented by Fastbilly1 New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. As we enter our six year of Together Retro we thought we would go for something extravagant, something interesting, something just down right awesome.  So we decided to kick off this years Together Retro with the first console Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, Phantasy Star Online.  While some do not consider it a true MMORPG, [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Lemmings

Together Retro Game Club: Lemmings

Presented by Ivo and Fastbilly1 New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. For most people, lemmings are rodents of the family cricetidae and are closely related to Hamsters, Voles, Mice and Rats. Due to a longstanding misconception, lemmings are often associated with mass suicide, an idea that was reinforced by the Disney documentary “White Wilderness”. If you ask gamers, they will probably tell you that Lemmings [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

Here is another chance for you to raid you closets or used game stores for hidden treasures. The Super Nintendo is the target of this expedition and there are plenty of highly-collectible games this time around. Surprisingly, many of the the most valuable SNES games aren’t actually rare, but are instead driven by popularity and the hunt for elusive boxed SNES games in good condition.   This guide has recently been updated, and the update could not have come soon [...]

Together Retro Game Club: PaRappa the Rapper

Together Retro Game Club: PaRappa the Rapper

Presented by Dsheinem New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Kick! Punch! It’s all in the mind! This month’s Together Retro is a rappin’ good time! Overview PaRappa the Rapper, the first of several influential PlayStation games by developer NanaOn-Sha and designer/musician Masaya Matsuura, is seen today as an early foray into the rhythm genre that would grow to include everything from Space Channel 5 to [...]

Racketboy’s Game Room & Home Office

Racketboy’s Game Room & Home Office

In the retrogaming community, it isn’t uncommon to have an impressive room to showcase your collection and enjoy the games. Personally, I’ve always tried to keep my collection to a minimum (at least as much as one can while still being a retro gaming enthusiast that runs a popular website for the community), so my collection and room won’t necessarily turn a lot of heads, but I wanted to share my setup anyway. As some of you may know, the [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Zombies Ate My Neighbors / Silent Hill 2

Together Retro Game Club: Zombies Ate My Neighbors / Silent Hill 2

Presented by ExedExes New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. For the month of October, we are having another Horror Double Feature, with 2 games published by Konami, 1993′s homage to B-movies, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, and 2001′s survival horror classic Silent Hill 2. Zombies Ate My Neighbors Overview Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a 1993 isometric run and gun style game developed by LucasArts and [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Zork

Together Retro Game Club: Zork

Presented by ExedExes New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Overview Zork is one of the first examples of a brand new genre known as a text adventure. Inspired by the original text adventure game, Colossal Cave Adventure, the first version of Zork was created in 1977 by 4 members of MIT’s Dynamic Modeling Group: Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling. It was [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Virtual Boy Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Virtual Boy Games

The Nintendo Virtual Boy  (check out our Beginner’s Guide) had one of the shortest retail lifespan in console history.  In Japan it was released in July 1995 and discontinued before the end of the year.  North America wasn’t much of a different story.  Ramping up in August of 1995 and wrapping up by March of 1996.   Because of this, there was not only a small game libary, but may of the late releases were seen in very short supply. [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Turtles in Time

Together Retro Game Club: Turtles in Time

Presented by Noiseredux New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Overview Obligatory ‘Cowabunga!’ as this month the Together Retro game club will travel all the way back to the year punk broke so we can play the second of Konami’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beat-em-ups – the masterpiece known as Turtles in Time. This was a period where Konami would rule the arcade beat-em-up genre with [...]

TurboGrafx-16 101: The Beginner’s Guide

TurboGrafx-16 101: The Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Marurun & Racketboy The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about older consoles they don’t yet know much about. Those of you who are especially knowledgeable about the featured console are encouraged to contribute any information that you think would be beneficial in the comments section. If you are new to the featured console and still have questions, you can also use the comments [...]