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Together Retro: Weaponlord

Presented by Ack “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger” – Friedrich Nietzsche Bones crunch beneath your feet, the only remains of the nameless weak who could not survive the arena. The air is thick and heavy with stench: perspiration, dried blood, death, fear. A din fills your ears, a tinnitus brought on […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Genesis / Megadrive Games

Presented by Racketboy and G to the Next Level Are you wondering if your Sega Genesis collection has any valuable treasures in it? This month we take a look at Sega’s most popular console of all time and its most desired games. Since the console wasn’t a huge success in Japan, we will find quite a few […]

The Best Nintendo Wii Games Under $12

The Wii library is starting to get to the sweet spot of high supply in resale shops and eBay before the console gets fully “retro”.  This guide was starting to get out of date, so here’s the complete revision.  Since Wii games are becoming more affordable, but not dirt cheap yet, I figured the $12 […]

Sega Saturn Shmup Value Buying Guide

As I’ve been revising my Rare and Valuable Game Guides, I’ve noticed 2D shooters are starting to show up more frequently on highest-priced games. Shmups are indeed a genre with diehard collectors and there’s some real rarities in the mix that are hard to pass up. The Sega Saturn has one of my favorite Shmup […]

Gamma Attack for the Atari 2600 – Legend, Discovery, and Value

It is often difficult to define the most valuable video game in the collecting community when most of the top candidates have a bit of mystery to their production numbers and methods. It also complicates things when the owners of the known outstanding units don’t easily part with their treasures; without enough sales it is […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Atari 2600 Games

Presented by Ack & Racketboy Due to its vintage and the bizarre state of the video game industry in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Atari 2600 library boasts some of the most common and affordable cartridges, as well as some of the rarest and most valuable games ever released. Because of the rarity […]

PS1 Strengths and Weaknesses vs N64 and Sega Saturn

Console war loyalties are always likely to spark a heated debate and the 32-bit and 64-bit generation were no exception. This generation’s loyalties often are determined by a gamer’s personal preferences of game styles and franchises, but this time we will be attempting to share an unbiased analysis of the technical abilities of the Sony […]

Game Store Review: DiscTraders (DiscReplay)

It has been a while since I shared one of my reviews of an independent game stores.  But I have recently been enjoying a relatively new place close by to supplement the reviews of stores from my journeys around the US. Jackson, Michigan is a medium-sized city that doesn’t get a lot of name recognition and […]

Together Retro: Bioshock

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. This month’s Together Retro game is Bioshock, which is available on the PC, the PS3, and the Xbox 360.  There is also a “remastered edition” of the game available for the PC, the […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable NES Games

Considering how much of a nostalgic powerhouse the NES is, there should be little surprise that Nintendo’s 8-bit library is filled with many collectible pieces. In contrast with the Super Nintendo’s rare and valuable list, the most desirable NES games are not necessarily the most popular games. Because of the unassuming nature of these titles, you […]

Together Retro Game Club: Kings Quest V

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. This month we will be attempting to tackle a very difficult title, 1990’s Kings Quest V.  Released on the PC and the NES, Kings Quest V is a VGA point and click […]

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Hi everyone!  I have a few updates for you: New Email Newsletter I you are subscribing to RetroGaming with Racketboy via our old RSS-to-Email service, Feedblitz, we are moving to a much nicer and ad-free Mailchimp newsletter. So, please unsubscribe at the bottom of this email (if you are reading this via email) and re-subscribe to […]

Games That Defined the Microsoft Xbox

Feel free to read up more on our Defining Games Series or our Xbox 101 Beginner’s Guide for more information on Microsoft’s first console.  We also cover the Xbox in our Hidden Gems series. As if Sony joining the video game console landscape with the PlayStation weren’t enough, software juggernaut Microsoft threw in its ambitious […]

Together Retro Game Club: Fantasy Zone

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 August in Together Retro, we present a shoot em up like no other. By 1986, many games in the genre usually involved a space setting, scrolling in one direction, and […]

Together Retro Game Club: Virtua Tennis

Presented by Racketboy New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. What started as one of Sega’s attempts at bringing something different to the arcade in the late 1990s, Virtua Tennis eventually became a staple in the Dreamcast lineup.    It went on […]

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