Retro Gaming Section Introduction

When I was asked to write reviews for this site, I was initially a little hesitant. As an adult gamer, I’m currently going through a phase where I am not only looking forward to enjoying newer games on my gaming rig and next-gen consoles, but I am also looking back at older games that I may have missed. As a child, I grew up playing Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64…you name it, I have probably gamed on that system. But, each of those consoles had extensive libraries, and even the most obscure console has at least one must-play title on it. Most newer gamers may dismiss these older titles because “the graphics suck” or “it’s so old!” They do not realize that one day the next generation will consider the Playstations and Xboxes of today to be just as archaic as they believe my consoles are. They do not realize that some games are timeless classics that can endure the test of time, a masterpiece from yesterday is still a masterpiece today. We do not toss out the Mona Lisa simply because Photoshop exists.

Because we need to remember our history as gamers, I have opened up a section specifically for retro gaming. This section will deal with video games from at least two console generations ago, so in here we will cover any retro games from the Playstation 2 all the way back to the Atari 2600. This only goes by release date and console; older PC games are included in this. However, any new games that are done in a retro style are considered new games, and will be in the normal ‘Video Games’ section. I will be covering a myriad of nostalgic titles, hidden gems, and even a few notorious stinkers here, as well as any unlicensed homebrew carts, notable level hacks, etcetera. All reviews will be done using real hardware as well, no emulation involved except where necessary. So buckle up, and let’s go for a drive down memory lane.

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