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NES Hidden Gems (Part 1)

NES Hidden Gems (Part 1)

5 timeless 8-bit treasures

January 22, 2018 - The NES has such a vast library of games that it's easy to miss out on some worthy retro experiences. I carefully combed through my collection of cartridges and found a handful of games that I think more classic gamers should play so let's get to it!
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A Quick Look at Qix

A Quick Look at Qix

Claim territory with Taito's arcade classic

January 21, 2018 - The early '80s was a revolutionary time for gaming yet not every classic from that era is as celebrated as it should be. Taito's Qix is an often imitated arcade gem so let's take a look at why it's such a legendary game.
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Original PlayStation Hidden Gems (Part 1)

Original PlayStation Hidden Gems (Part 1)

Unearth some buried treasures

January 10, 2018 - Sony's debut home console had some of the most memorable experiences in gaming history. Here, I'll explore five highly underrated gems that you may want to add to your collection.
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Xbox Hidden Gems (Part 2)

Xbox Hidden Gems (Part 2)

Discover four more worthwhile blasts from the past

January 6, 2018 - Microsoft has already digitally reissued a small number of their classic games yet many more remain in the depths of obscurity. Here, I'll discuss 4 original Xbox games that I think are still worth playing in 2018 and beyond.
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PlayStation 2 Hidden Gems (Part 1)

PlayStation 2 Hidden Gems (Part 1)

Devils, Soviets, and weasels; oh my!

June 12, 2017 - Sony's second mainstream console has one of the most impressive libraries in gaming history. So, I put together this list of five underrated titles that are sure to impress. Enjoy!
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PlayStation 2 Shoot 'em Ups: Five Must-Have Titles

PlayStation 2 Shoot 'em Ups: Five Must-Have Titles

Shoot the core in 3D

May 25, 2017 - Although it doesn't feature an extensive library of shmups, the PlayStation 2 still has a handful of fantastic titles. Here, I'll take a look at five that were released in North America so put your seatbelt on and get ready for some awesome shooting action!
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Xbox Hidden Gems (Part 1)

Xbox Hidden Gems (Part 1)

Five games worth revisiting

April 30, 2017 - Although the gaming industry keeps moving forward, digging up games from the past can result in some delightful surprises. Here, I'll take a look at five gems from the original Xbox's library. Maybe you'll discover some treasures to add to your collection, too.
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Revisiting Adventure Island

Revisiting Adventure Island

A 2D action-filled tropical paradise

January 15, 2017 - When it comes to fast-paced retro platformers, very few games stand out in my memory as being as enjoyable as Adventure Island. Pull up your grass skirt, grab a stone axe, and let's eat as much fruit as our stomachs can handle!
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SquareSoft Fighters on PlayStation: Re-Enter the Ring

SquareSoft Fighters on PlayStation: Re-Enter the Ring

From Tobal No. 1 to Bushido Blade 2

December 3, 2016 - Besides offering plenty of great RPGs throughout the decades, Square also dabbled in publishing a handful of fighting games back in the day. So, let's take a look back at these hidden gems and see if they're still in fighting shape.
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Bustin' It up with the Buster Bros.

Bustin' It up with the Buster Bros.

A real Pang for your buck

March 26, 2016 - Many arcade classics frequently pop up when discussing retro video games. However, Buster Bros. remains an obscure title that even some retro enthusiasts may not recognize at first. It's rather fun, too, so let's bust some bubbles!
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