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The Rarest & Most Valuable Sony PSP (Playstation Portable) Games

The Sony Playstation Portable was the first big contender to break up Nintendo’s stranglehold on the portable console market in a while.  And while the PSP didn’t quite reach its full potential or wide, mainstream adoption, it had quite a few fans and catered well to a certain gaming demographic.  As you you may have […]

The Rarest and Most Valuable Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

The 8-bit and 16-bit Nintendo markets have really taken off in the last five years even in comparison to the growing retro gaming landscape as a whole. At the same time, we are starting to see some of the true rarities and gems surface into collectibles and some less rare classics hold steady instead of […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Bandai Wonderswan Games

The Bandai Wonderswan (read our Beginner’s Guide) is a handheld system that was designed by long-time Nintendo employee and father of the Nintendo Game & Watch and Game Boy systems, Gunpei Yokoi. It had a lot of cool design choices, but remained a Japanese exclusive over its relatively short lifespan. However, the handheld has increasingly […]

Sega Saturn 2D Fighters Library

While the Saturn might not have been able to keep up with the Sony Playstation in terms of 3D gameplay, Sega’s 32-bit powerhouse cleaned house with it’s 2D muscle (Check out our breakdown of PS1 Strengths and Weaknesses vs N64 and Sega Saturn). The 2D fighter genre is essentially the best demonstration of the Saturn’s […]

Bandai Wonderswan 101: A Beginner’s Guide

The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about an older console that they don’t know much about yet. Those of you that are especially knowledgeable about the featured console, I encourage you to add any information that you think would be […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Playstation 3 (PS3) Games

It may be hard to believe for some of us that grew up in the Atari and NES era, but there’s also an adult generation that “grew up” on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 generation.  (And it doesn’t seem that long ago that I put together the Rare & Valuable guide for Playstation 2).  While […]

Games That Defined the Atari 2600

Presented by Racketboy, Rob/AtariSpot, Golgo 14, BoneSnapDeez, and Anapan Feel free to read up more on our Defining Games Series or our Atari 2600 101 Beginner’s Guide for more information on Atari’s pioneering console. The Atari 2600 (originally known as the Atari VCS) is the first popular home video game console, starting a gradual transition from […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Vectrex Games

The Vectrex home game system (read up in our Beginner’s Guide) is one of the coolest little consoles from the early 80s.  It’s upright all-in-one design, its vector-based graphics and colorful screen overlays are meant to replicate an arcade experience in ways that systems like the Atari 2600 could not.  It was only on the […]

Fresh Ideas for Compact & Protective Console Game Storage

RB Retro Collecting Interview 010 Check out Interviews #1 , #2, #3 , #4 , #5, #6 (Xavier’s first interview about his arcade-powered collection), #7 , #8 & #9 One of my online buddies, Xavier, known on Instagram as RetroEscape, has a strong arcade focus in his home gaming collection (as you can read in his first interview), but console games are still quite important […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Xbox 360 Games

It may make a lot of us feel really old, but there’s an adult generation that “grew up” on the Xbox 360 and the collecting season for it is just beginning. (And it wasn’t that long ago that I dug into the R&V guide for the original Xbox)  While this generation has a lot of […]

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 populated with the most popular games. Because of the unassuming nature of these […]

The Super Nintendo (SNES)/Super Famicom Shmups Library

Presented by Racketboy, Marurn, dunpeal2064, gszx1337, Tom Bordelon, G to the Next Level, and Rawblink We have covered the 2D shooter libraries of many of the consoles that are known as a cornerstone for shmup enthusiasts. The Turbografx-16/PCE, the Sega Dreamcast, Playstation, and Sega Saturn are just a few that come to mind. The Sega […]

Super Nintendo Light Gun Games and First Person Shooters

Presented by Ack Perhaps its not surprising that both the Light Gun and First Person Shooter genre never really took off on Nintendo’s second console.  Considering their tight hold on product and their emphasis on censorship, Nintendo’s attitude towards some of the more extreme material in these games was either to cut it or ban […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Sega Master System Games

About this series: In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, this Rare & Valuable series will round up the rarest and most valuable games for a given console or handheld so you’ll know what to look for whether you are buying or selling. Since Sega’s first console wasn’t a big hit in the United […]

Why I Didn’t Buy This Cool CRT TV Setup and How You Should Learn From It

Earlier this week, I had the interesting experience of attending an estate sale in an auction format. It was across the street from my parents house as we were in town for a visit.  Among that auction, I eventually stumbled on an impressive specimen of CRT goodness combined with classic oak furnishings. The dilemma is […]

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