Does The Nintendo Switch Have a Thumb Problem?
I’ve been stoked for the Nintendo Switch since the launch trailer, but one thing — and I mean just one thing — has been bothering me since the announcement: the placement of the right control stick. It looks awfully close to the buttons above it. In fact, I’m not sure how a player is supposed to casually...
Nintendo Switch Announced; Console Gaming Changes Forever
After many months of torment, Nintendo finally gave us the first glimpse of the Nintendo NX — now dubbed the Nintendo Switch. Have you seen it yet?  Here…look at it. Look: When I first saw the video this morning, I was a bit underwhelmed. After a few successive viewings though, I’m getting really excited! I...
Cedric Reviews “Kirby: Planet Robobot”
Cedric is a 9-year-old game reviewer who’s been playing both retro and modern fare for the last 5 years. He started on an NES until the day the SNES came out (for him, anyway)! He’s done Atari, loves the Gamecube, cut his teeth on the Wii, and plays the devil out of his 3DS and the Wii […]
What’s Up With Monopoly on Sega Master System?
I was browsing Craigslist last week and came across a listing for Monopoly on the Sega Master System, among a few other games. It’s an otherwise forgettable title that also happens to have one of the worst solutions to “How do we render the player’s piece going around the corners of the board?” that I’ve...
Sub-Collections
We call ourselves retro game collectors, but what is it that we’re really collecting? With the exception of just a couple of adventurous people I know, nobody collects everything. Aside from the fact that it’s next to impossible financially, it’s too overwhelming to expand our sights to…everything....
Everyone On The Planet Is Playing Pokemon Go, So Why Are Reviews So Average?
Meet Kristin. Kristin is 32 years old and heard about a new game called Pokemon Go the day it was released for her iPhone. That night, she created her character, learned the basics of the game, and then caught her first Pokemon, a Squirtle, before she went to bed. The next morning, she caught some […]
Buried Treasure! (Literally.)
It’s garage sale season and I’ve been hitting them more than ever lately. Craigslist has been drying up lately here in the Denver market, so garage sales are becoming the last bastion of retro game collecting. Specifically…community sales. Since I’ve got limited time and a wheelbarrow-full of kids, I can’t...
Let’s Talk About Bad Ghostbusters Trailers
The new Ghostbusters reboot has got to be the most controversial movie of the year the decade my lifetime. That’s kind of insane if you think about. But why? There seems to be a few reasons for the vitriol coming from all around the Internet. Initially, the most vocal objections were over there being a female cast. The
Game Reviewers Have No Idea When It Comes to Chess
I was at Best Buy the other day checking out the PS4 game selection because I still only have the one physical game for my system, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. Several games were discounted to $20, including Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, which I had in my hands for several minutes. Ultimately, I went with […]
WHICH IS BEST? Ranking the Mega Man Games on NES
A few months ago, I got the Mega Man Legacy Collection (the one with the shoddy packaging), and for the past few weeks I’ve finally gotten to playing them all consecutively. If I recall correctly, I played the original Mega Man and quite possibly that was it until a few years ago. That’s when I bought […]
Hawkeye Keeps an Eye on Craigslist So You Don’t Have To!
Hawkeye is a new app for Android devices that can keep an eye on Craigslist for you so you don’t have to. This is awesome for retro collectors like myself as I spent too much of my day running searches every 15 minutes. Now, instead of having to read through search results, Hawkeye will notify you when […]
I Regret Not Finishing Bravely Default
CAUTION: This article contains spoilers. If you’ve never completely played through Bravely Default, you’ve been warned. Today, I want to tell you a story about Bravely Default. And no, not the new sequel, End Layer, but the first one. Just over 2 years ago, Square Enix released Bravely Default in North America (a Nintendo...
Gaming’s Best and Worst Hardware Quirks You May Not Have Known About
We’ve seen 40 years of home gaming hardware and, with each new system, there’s always some wrinkle of innovation to discover. Sometimes, those innovations are obvious and ingenius such as Sony’s Dual Shock controller design. (It’s still incredible to think that it was a controller evolution and not part of the...
What Does Today’s NX News Mean for Nintendo?
Today, we all woke up to an avalanche of news from Nintendo, among it being that the Nintendo NX will be released in March 2017. This is both exciting and shocking at the same time. It’s real. And…IT’S REAL! Let’s break down all the news and what this means over the next 11 months. The NX is […]
Nintendo Should Up Price on NX; Go Full Retro
We’re hearing a lot of Nintendo NX rumors lately. A lot of rumors. I mean, a LOT OF RUMORS. Much of it’s merely speculation such as “It will be as powerful as a PS4.” No, really? They’re going to make it as powerful as a 2+ year old console? No kidding? Personally, I think aside […]
I love my new Triforce DS Lite! (Except That It’s Totally Counterfeit.)
I’m a huge 3DS fan…in fact, I love the system so much I’ve bought several different models. To help fund my habit, I’ve ended up selling almost all of my original DS’s and DS Lite’s. So, when I decided I wanted to finally play through Chrono Trigger and play the DS version, I decided what better way...
Nintendo’s Link Is Now on Google Maps!
A nice little surprise this morning, as tweeted by Nintendo, is that Link is now starring on Google Maps. Instead of the “yellow guy” everyone is accustomed to, drag a rag-doll Link around to get a closer look at the streets. Link will remain for 5 days, but Google…how about keeping him forever?
Capcom’s Mega Man Legacy Collection Packaging is a Joke
I grabbed the new 3DS Mega Man Legacy Collection bundle last week and some concerns I had about it were realized. Can you give me a few minutes to rage a little bit? Cool. Thanks. Because I think the packaging is a complete joke! OK, before I rip into this thing, know that I am […]
Would you Believe That These NES Games Misspelled Their Own Names?
Video games have mistakes. Lots of mistakes. I’m not just talking bugs here. Bugs happen. No, I’m referring to mistakes in production. Remember being a kid and reading about the Pols Voice in The Legend of Zelda? This enemy, it was told, had a weak point: loud noise. We tried to use our sword and items to expose […]
Bonus R.O.B. is the Best R.O.B.
It’s been a couple months since I scored anything on Craigslist. In fact, it’s gotten so bad I’m writing myself a little Android app to keep an eye on it for me!  I was just beginning to think it’d completely dried up when I checked this morning and found a beautiful NES bundle including a […]