Wii Bundle for $140 (Plus Trade Spoils)
Wii bundles appear to be on the rise lately as John B. discovered when he purchased a Wii system with the Wii games pictured for $140 on Craigslist. Aside from some singles, this is the first big lot he’d ever found in the wild. As he describes: On Saturday night I was inspired to search […]
My Thoughts on the Majora’s Mask 3DS Remake
For the last many years I’d always say to whoever would listen that Majora’s Mask was the only Zelda-series game that I’ve never beaten.  Yes, I’d played it in the early 2000’s but my only feint memories of it were a little confusion, a strange clock system, and a general disinterest.  While the iconic...
WAGY Podcast #7: PS2 Giveaway and Zelda Love
WAGY is now available on iTunes! To celebrate we’re giving away a Complete in Box PS2 Slim! To enter subscribe on iTunes, leave a rating, and then send out a Tweet with #WAGYcontest to let all your friends know about us! Also in this episode: Worst controllers ever made, our top 5 favorite Zelda games […]
Play the Old DOS Classics with DOSBox
When I was a kid, my friend Phillip and I spent hours on his father’s computer playing old Sierra games.  King’s Quest and Leisure Suit Larry were our favorites even if I’m still not sure why we were allowed to play the latter.  When I got my own PC, a Tandy with the premium 20MB hard drive […]
WAGY Podcast #6: Sequel Crazy
Do you picture yourself on a deserted island with only 5 games and 1 console? What games do you think shouldn’t have gotten sequels? How about games that should, or perhaps remakes? This week WAGY Podcast tackles these questions and more! Hiram Yates and Andrew Counterman comin atcha in the 6th episode of the We […]
Are Some Games Too Embarrassing to Buy?
Recently I was at a 2nd and Charles perusing the used game section when I came upon Catherine.  If you’re not familiar, this is a well respected puzzle-platformer that I heard about on an episode of the Completionist.  Priced at $10, I was tempted to pick it up, but hesitated because…well…I mean, just look at the...
What’s the Most Meaningful Piece in Your Collection?
Why are you a collector?  What’s the most meaningful piece in your collection?  I recently asked members of the Denver Retro Gamers these questions and here are some of their stories. An Amazing Garage Sale Find Sparks a Lifelong Passion Jesse K. had been casually collecting for a couple of years when a Craigslist garage...
Is GameStop Helping or Hurting the Game Industry?
GameStop is the dominant video game retail shop in America today.  While big box stores like Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart still offer somewhat decently-sized gaming sections, GameStop is the only large retail chain devoted to it.  They rose to power on a business model featuring used game sales over all else.  To this day,
What is NowInStock.net?
So, you’re collecting Amiibo and you’re missing a few of the tougher ones and waiting for them to become available online when, BAM, King DeDeDe is available on Amazon and…NOPE…sorry!  You took too long!  You had a 4-minute window and you missed it!  You have to be faster next time! How are all these people...
Bayonetta 2 is the Best Video Game of All Time
It’s the 2014 Game of the Year according to Destructoid, EDGE Magazine, and even AbleGamers.  It received a rare perfect score from GameSpot and Guardian.  Its lead character is a hyper-sexualized female who moans, cusses and literally rips her enemies into pieces through the entire game. Still, it was so desired by Nintendo...
Is It Just Me or Are Too Many Modern Games Just Plain Boring?
I’ll just come right out and say it: today’s most hyped-up games kinda suck. This statement might seem strange coming from a gamer, but let me classify what games I see as the problem.  Big, open-world RPG’s  that run 60-100 hours such as the Dragon Age series.  Sports games that take realism to such a level that...
Why “Stadium Events” is Worth More Than Your Car
In the last couple weeks, an old Nintendo game called “Stadium Events” has popped up on eBay and is currently bidding at an unbelievable $100,000!  Now, all doubts that the bidding is legitimate aside, it’s not just the rarity that makes this game so valuable.  The story behind it is what it makes it truly one of...
The Top 5 Best Games I Played In 2014
While 2014 wasn’t the best year for video games, it was a spectacular one if you’re a Nintendo fanboy like myself.  I got to play some amazing games across the platforms I play most: Wii U, 3DS, PSP, Mac, and iPhone.  I picked out my five favorites and it was definitely not easy. Before we begin, take […]
What are Amiibo?
In June, 2014, Nintendo officially announced Amiibo would be making their way to stores everywhere.  These character-based figurines were strikingly reminiscent of both Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures that have popped up in recent years, and would additionally support saving information right on the figurines themselves....
Someone Keeps Hacking Sony, and I Don’t Blame ‘Em
In recent months it’s been reported that Sony Pictures has been repeatedly hacked by at least one organization operating out of North Korea.  In late November, computers at Sony Pictures headquarters were attacked and rendered useless.  Following that, sensitive contact information was revealed for the world to see.  Last...
Stories of the Video Game Collector
For many of us, waking up on a Saturday morning and playing some Atari 2600 with our brothers and sisters, still clad in our pajamas, are cherished memories we cling to tightly.  A simpler time.  A golden age.  While others move on to newer fads, though, some of us refuse to let go. Hidden in the shadows of the modern gaming...
What is Craigslist?
Whereas eBay is an online auction and store where you’ll never meet the person you bought that Star Wars Lunchbox from, Craigslist is a local site where buyers and sellers meet in person to exchange their goods.  Some people are uncomfortable with this, sometimes finding it (somewhat justly) dangerous, but if you do it right you...
No, a Legless Peach DID NOT Sell for $25,000
In recent months there seems to be an upswing in the mainstream-media reporting of strange items selling for ENORMOUS amounts of money on eBay.  These stories go pretty viral, and since the items involved are often video game related I usually have a lot of friends sending the links to me — so I’m pretty aware of it!...
What is the Wii U?
The Wii U is Nintendo’s successor to the wildly popular Wii and a completely new console that was released on November 18th, 2012.  The console’s main feature is an iPad-like device, called a GamePad, that the player can use as a controller (and touchscreen) while it also provides a primary view of the game or a...