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New HD Sega Genesis Coming in 2017 | RGT 85

  With the demise of the NES Classic recently many people are looking for the next big thing. A new HD Sega Genesis is coming with cart support, 720p and more. But is there a problem with this Sega Genesis …

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Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic – I Might Know Why! | RGT 85

Nintendo announced that the NES Classic was being discontinued today, and the final stock will be distributed in April. Why would Nintendo kill the NES Mini when it was selling so well? I might be able to guess why. Send …

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SEGA Games I NEED on Nintendo Switch PS4 and Xbox One | RGT 85

SEGA has amazing franchises that they have forgotten about. The Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One need some SEGA loving, and these SEGA franchises are just the ticket to bring SEGA back to a mighty pillar in gaming. Find out …

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STUPID Things Gamers and Collectors Say | RGT 85

  There’s ton of gamers and collectors in the world, but sometimes they say some really stupid stuff. I enlisted the help of the gaming community to see what stupid things gamers and collectors say that drive everyone insane! Co-Op …

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Super Bomberman R for Nintendo Switch – Is It Worth It? | RGT 85

  Super Bomberman R is a Nintendo Switch launch title and many were looking forward to how Bomberman has fared after some time off from gaming. So is Super Bomberman R for Nintendo Switch worth it? Should you buy it? …

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Is Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch OVERRATED? | RGT 85

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out on the Nintendo Switch, and has been getting rave reviews including many 10s from publications. Is Breath of the Wild overrated though? Is it truly a Switch masterpiece, or is …

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SEGA IR 7000 – Sega’s Forgotten Handheld | RGT 85

  The SEGA IR 7000 was a handheld released in 1994 that was very different from the Game Gear and the Sega Nomad, yet no one seems to remember it. What was the SEGA IR 7000? Let’s find out! Patreon: …

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Nintendo Switch Hardware Impressions/Review – Left Joy-Con Issues?! | RGT 85

   The Nintendo Switch is finally out, and after playing my Switch for several hours, I decided to talk strictly about the Nintendo Switch hardware and what I think about it! Enjoy my look at the Nintendo Switch, the Joy-Cons, …

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GameStop FORCES Employees to LIE to Customers – TRUTH from Ex-GameStop Employee | RGT 85

GameStop is no stranger to controversy, but a new plan called “Circle of Life” is now FORCING GameStop employees to LIE to customers about having only used products. As an ex-GameStop employee, I share my thoughts on this program and …

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How To Build a GREAT NES Collection For Under $100 | RGT 85

NES collecting is at an all time high, and newcomers to the Nintendo Entertainment System may have trouble getting bang for their buck. Let’s look at how to build a great NES collection for under $100! Shirts: http://rgt85.spreadshirt.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/shawnlong …

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RIP Wii U – The BEST and the WORST of the Nintendo Wii U | RGT 85

  RIP Wii U – The Wii U was a misunderstood system that failed in the grand scheme of things. And while the Nintendo Wii U had it’s problems, there is more than enough positive things to talk about when …

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Castlevania Cartoon Coming to Netflix – Details and Story Revealed | RGT 85

Castlevania is an iconic franchise that has lost it’s way lately, and Netflix is looking to bring it back on track. A Castlevania cartoon will be hitting Netflix in 2017. Learn details about Castlevania on Netflix, including the story! Wood: …

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The Most Expensive NES EVER! – Analogue Nt mini Review | RGT 85

The Analogue Nt line of NES clones are known as very premium products. In this video we will take a look at the Analogue Nt mini, which is a $500 NES clone. Is the Analogue Nt mini worth checking out …

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Double Dragon IV Review for PS4 – Nostalgia or Greatness? | RGT 85

Double Dragon IV continues the Double Dragon NES series, but does Double Dragon 4 recapture the greatness or does it fall short? Find out in this Double Dragon IV review! Music by RetroGameRemix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJa… Shirts: http://rgt85.spreadshirt.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/shawnlong Twitter: @ShawnLong85 …

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Nintendo Wii Hidden Gems – The Wii’s Best Kept Secrets | RGT 85

The Nintendo Wii was an interesting console for Nintendo, but many claimed that the Wii wasn’t for hardcore gamers. However, there were tons of awesome Nintendo Wii hidden gems, and many were overlooked. Let’s take a look at Nintendo Wii …

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The Best Batman Games You NEVER Played | RGT 85

Batman video games have been around for a long time, and many varied in quality. Due to this, many great Batman video games went unnoticed during release or after. This video showcases some of the best Batman games you never …

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RGT 85: The Video Game for the NES – Greatest NES Game Ever? | RGT 85

  Has the greatest NES game been discovered? RGT 85: The Video Game has been released, and it’s full of classic Nintendo Entertainment System goodness all in a beautiful NES cartridge! Is this real life, or a figment of RGT …

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Top 5 NEW Retro Games for 2017 | RGT 85

The retro game scene is alive and well, and this video will showcase RGT 85’s Top 5 NEW Retro Games for 2017. Learn about new projects and games for the NES, Dreamcast, Steam, and more! TheBitStation: http://thebitstationgames.com/ MegaCatStudios: https://megacatstudios.com/ Piko: …

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Super Retro Boy – The Game Boy for 2017 (Plays Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance) | RGT 85

The Super Retro Boy from Retro-Bit is looking to replace your old Game Boy handheld. A brand new product from Retro-Bit, this device will play your Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance cartridges on it with a …

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Should You Buy a Nintendo SWITCH At Launch?

Is The Switch Worth Buying? Should You Pick One Up On Release Day? Should You Wait To Buy The Nintendo Switch? I take a look at the Switch Console, The Games and The Price. These are my thoughts and opinions …

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Nintendo Switch – Why I Pre-Ordered | RGT 85

 The Nintendo Switch presentation has just ended, and I just pre-ordered the console right after. What sold me on the Nintendo Switch? What games were the heavy hitters? Find out why I pre-ordered the Nintendo Switch! Shirts: http://rgt85.spreadshirt.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/shawnlong …

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How to HACK NES Classic – Add NEW GAMES to NES Mini | RGT 85

The NES Classic has been hacked, and you can now add a variety of NES games to the console. This video will show you the steps to add any NES game to your NES Classic, and really open up the …

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8-Bit HD Review – NES Carts in HD for $50 | RGT 85

  With the rise of the NES Classic the NES has been thrust back into the spotlight. With a ton of NES clones on the market, the 8-Bit HD looks to be an affordable way to play your NES carts …

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NEW Release Sega Dreamcast Games! | RGT 85

The Sega Dreamcast might have ended production in 2001, but that doesn’t mean new games still aren’t coming out for it. In this video RGT 85 takes a look at New Release Dreamcast games that have been coming out on …

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GameStop Screws Up My Retro Game Order – WTF GameStop?! | RGT 85

  After bashing GameStop and their retro game practices I decided to purchase 3 games during a buy 2 get 1 free sale on their website. The package arrived, and well, GameStop proves once again why they shouldn’t be dealing …

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Enemy Zero Review – The Scariest Sega Saturn Game Ever! | RGT 85

The Sega Saturn was home to a few horror games, but nothing on the console was quite like Enemy Zero. Still to this day, it’s hard to find a game that replicates Enemy Zero, which has become a cult classic …

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Retro Video Game Bubble #CUPodcast Response | RGT 85

  On a recent episode of the CUPodcast, a topic of discussion was the retro video game bubble and the looming “burst” that will be on the horizon. I think we are far from it though, and I explain why! …

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Top 10 Nintendo Power Covers | RGT 85

  Nintendo Power was one of the premier Nintendo magazines, and with 285 issues of Nintendo Power, there were a lot of covers. In this video RGT 85 takes a look at his Top 10 Nintendo Power Covers! What were …

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The Complete SNES Review – The Ultimate Super Nintendo Book | RGT 85

  The SNES is one of the most iconic systems of all time, so it’s time to give this beast it’s due. The Complete SNES is the ultimate book for Super Nintendo fans. Check out all the details of this …

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EPIC Game Room Tour 2016! | RGT 85

The time has come for an EPIC Game Room Tour with RGT 85! Check out my ultimate man cave featuring a ton of video games, collectibles, consoles, and much more! Be sure to subscribe and comment and let me know …

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How To Open a New Video Game | RGT 85

Something like unboxing and opening a video game should be an easy task, but let’s face it: there are tons of people out there who do not know how to do it properly. In this video, RGT 85 takes a …

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Cirka N85 Controller for NES Review | RGT 85

The NES is over 30 years old, but new consoles, games, and controllers are still coming out for the system. Since NES controllers damage over time (mostly from throwing them), I picked up a Cirka N85 Controller for my NES. …

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Hardware Pushers – NES Games that Push Hardware Limits | RGT 85

  The NES is a diverse console and a favorite with retro game collectors, and we all know the great games for the console. But what about the games that were technical marvels? The NES was filled with games that …

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Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti Review for NES – HAPPY HALLOWEEN! | RGT 85

Splatterhouse is one of the classic horror retro gaming franchises, but did you know a version released on the NES? Join RGT 85 as he takes a look at Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti, which was released for the Famicom. This is …

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Video Game Collecting Documentary ‘The Bits of Yesterday’ now on Kickstarter! | RGT 85

Video game and retro game collecting is a huge part of nerd and modern culture, and one documentary looks to showcase the true story behind this cultural phenomenon that has been growing steadily over the past few years. Learn all …

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Fayetteville Comic Con 2016 Tour and Pick Ups! | RGT 85

Fayetteville Comic Con 2016 is in the books! Check out my tour of the event floor, some of the guests, and of course what I bought at Fayetteville Comic Con 2016! For additional posts by  RetroGamingTube 85: Click Here Join the …

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Mighty No 9 Doesn’t Suck – Mighty No 9 Review | RGT 85

Mighty No 9 has been blasted since the Kickstarter issues, and upon release was given harsh scores by critics. After a few months, RGT 85 decided to pick up Mighty No 9 to review it, and guess what? Mighty No …

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Castlevania NES Trilogy Memories – Castlevania Turns 30 | RGT 85

Castlevania has turned 30! To celebrate this,RGT 85 decided to take a look at the Castlevania NES Trilogy as these 3 games were an important part of many childhoods and are still important in modern gaming. For additional posts by …

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Nightshade Review for NES – The Most Underrated NES Game | RGT 85

Nightshade on the NES is one of the most unique, ambitious, and genre blending games on the NES, yet no one talks about it. Find out why Nightshade is an underrated NES game that you NEED to own! For additional …

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YouTube Gaming Channels You Should Be Watching – RGT 85

  YouTube Gaming is a vast place with tons of content creators, but I think you should be watching these lesser known YouTube Gaming channels if you aren’t already! Help these channels grow! For additional posts by  RetroGamingTube 85: Click Here …

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5 Nintendo Franchises I Want on Nintendo NX | Ask RGT 85

The Nintendo NX can be a reboot for Nintendo, but what are some franchises that Nintendo has seem to forgotten about that need to be on the system? RGT 85 shares his thoughts! For additional posts by  RetroGamingTube 85: Click Here …

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Super Mario Run for iPhone iOS and Android – Be Careful Nintendo! | RGT 85

Nintendo recently announced Super Mario Run for iPhone (and shortly afterwards for Android) devices. Super Mario Run is Mario’s debut on cell phones, but Nintendo needs to be very careful with this game. Find out why RGT 85 feels like …

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How I Got into Retro Gaming – Retro Gaming vs Modern | Ask RGT 85

Retro gaming obviously is an important part of my life, but how did I get into it, and why do I choose retro over modern mostly? Find out in the latest Ask RGT 85! And if you wondering just who …

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Metroid Prime Federation Force Review – Is It That Bad? | Ask RGT 85

Metroid Prime Federation Force has been getting mixed reviews, but one person on a Metacritic gave it a 4.5/10. That person was me. Is it as bad as I made it out to be in my review? Find out in …

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Atari Jaguar Review – Crappy Cat or Frisky Feline? | RGT 85

The Atari Jaguar was touted as the first 64-bit console, but never seemed to make an impression on the industry. How does the Atari Jaguar fare today though? Is it worth playing? RGT 85 finds out! And if you wondering …

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retroUSB AVS Review – NES in HD! | RGT 85

 The retroUSB AVS attempts to bring the NES into HD, with some modern touches as well. So how does the retroUSB AVS review? Let’s find out with this in-depth review of the console! And if you wondering just who I …

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How To Buy Cheap Games on eBay (2016) | RGT 85

Buying games on eBay has changed recently, and many feel there aren’t any good deals left to be had. Learn some tips on how to buy cheap games on eBay and avoid overspending! And if you wondering just who I …

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Abzu Review for PS4 – RGT 85

 Abzu is an interesting experience from the developers of Journey for the PS4 and Steam. Should you dive into Abzu? Check out RGT 85’s review of Abzu on the PS4 to see if it’s worth your money! And if you …

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Will GameStop go out of Business Soon? | Ask RGT 85

GameStop is an industry giant, but with the market constantly changing, will GameStop be out of business soon? RGT 85 answers with the first episode of Ask RGT 85! And if you wondering just who I am, I’m Shawn Long. …

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NES Mini vs ATGames Mega Drive: Quality vs. Crap | RGT 85

  The NES Mini appears to have a “new foe” on the horizon with the ATGames Mega Drive, which features 80 games according to gaming media, but ATGames has a long track record of crap. RGT 85 explains! And if …

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NES Hidden Gems | The NES’s Best Kept Secrets | RGT 85

The NES is an iconic system, and there are a ton of hidden gems that don’t get enough coverage. Let’s look at some of the NES Hidden Gems you need to know about with RGT 85! And if you wondering …

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Plug n Play NES Coming From Wisdom Tree on Kickstarter | RGT 85

  The NES Mini has the world talking, but it’s not the only throwback system being marketed. Piko Interactive owns the Wisdom Tree license, and now has a Plug n Play NES on Kickstarter with the classic Wisdom Tree games! …

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Is E.T. for Atari 2600 the Worst Game Ever? | RGT 85

E.T. for the Atari 2600 is commonly referred to as the worst game ever. But is it really, or is this just an over-exaggeration drummed up from people? RGT 85 investigates by finally playing E.T. for the first time ever! …

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Top 5 Video Game Controversies Involving The Government | RGT 85

  Video games have been a target of the government throughout the years. RGT 85 takes a look at his Top 5 Video Game Controversies Involving the Government in this video! And if you wondering just who I am, I’m Shawn …

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Why is Sega Saturn Collecting So Expensive? | RGT 85

 People often feel the NES is very expensive to collect for, but the Sega Saturn is proving to be tougher and tougher to find games for. Find out why with RGT 85! And if you wondering just who I am, …

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Resident Evil Game Boy Color – Capcom’s Forgotten Port | RGT 85

  Resident Evil was nearly complete to release on the Game Boy Color, but never saw an official release. Learn the history of the forgotten Resident Evil port and check out the unofficial release of this game! And if you …

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Friday the 13th for NES Review – Jason’s Gaming Debut | RGT 85

Friday the 13th is back in the gaming spotlight, so RGT 85 takes a look at Jason’s gaming debut: Friday the 13th on the NES! Is it as bad as many have made it out to be? And if you …

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TooManyGames 2016 Madness and Pick Ups! FREE GAMES! | RGT 85

  TooManyGames 2016 was a fantastic experience! Join me as I show you the showfloor, some hijinx, and of course all the sweet pick ups I got at the event in Philly! And if you wondering just who I am, …

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Doom for SNES Review – A Game for Religious Folks | RGT 85

  In the early to mid 90’s, Doom was a game that parents, the government, and religions hated. But was that fair? Was Doom really a great game for religious people in disguise? RGT 85 investigates with his review of …

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Smart Boy and Supaboy S Shown by Hyperkin at E3 | RGT 85

Hyperkin was in attendance at E3 2016 and showcased two interesting products: the Smart Boy and Supaboy S! Check out my thoughts on these products! And if you wondering just who I am, I’m Shawn Long. I started doing videos …

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TooManyGames Panel Ft. Scottsquatch DeeDave and More! | RGT 85

Join Jeffery Whitenhagen, myself, ScottSquatch, DeeDave, AfterEndMedia, and 8-Bit Vintendo as we talk The Complete SNES Kickstarter, Gaming, and more! Special guest 64bitforlife joins us as Batman for video game dodgeball! And if you wondering just who I am, I’m …

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Basic Championship Wrestling Review for NES – NES Wrestling Homebrew! | RGT 85

There’s a brand new NES Homebrew Wrestling Game: Basic Championship Wrestling. Join Macho Man RGT 85 as he breaks down what Basic Championship Wrestling is all about! And if you wondering just who I am, I’m Shawn Long. I started …

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Metal Gear Solid 3 Remastered for Pachinko? WTF KONAMI!

 Metal Gear Solid 3 is one of the greatest games of all time, and Konami is giving it a remaster with the FOX Engine! Sort of….with Pachinko. RGT 85 isn’t too pleased with this decision! And if you wondering just …

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The Best Ghostbusters Game: Ghostbusters Wii

Ghostbusters is back in the spotlight with an upcoming movie, so RGT 85 decided to take a look at the best Ghostbusters game: Ghostbusters for the Nintendo Wii! Find out why this is the best Ghostbuster’s experience! And if you …

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Are Online Only Console Games Worth $60?

 While online-only games have been a staple in the PC community, they have recently begun to enter the console realm. But are these online-only console games worth the standard $60 asking price? RGT 85 shares his thoughts. And if you …

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Epic Dumpster Dive with RGT 85!

Dumpster Diving is becoming a popular way to get some gaming goodies, so RGT 85 decided to try his hand at it. Would he have success? Would he get hepatitis from the dumpster? Let’s find out! And if you wondering …

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Dreamcast Hidden Gems | The Sega Dreamcast’s Best Kept Secrets

  The Dreamcast is an awesome system that had a short lifespan due to problems at Sega. Let’s take a look at some Dreamcast Hidden Gems that every Dreamcast owner should own! And if you wondering just who I am, …

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Virtua Fighter 2 Genesis Review | The Forgotten Virtua Fighter

Virtua Fighter was a premier fighting series from SEGA that was an arcade hit, but not many people realize that Virtua Fighter 2 hit the Genesis late in it’s life cycle. So how does Virtua Fighter 2 fare on the …

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Star Fox Zero vs. Star Fox 64 – What’s the Better Star Fox?

  Star Fox Zero has finally hit the Wii U, and is a pretty fun game. Can it upstage the classic Star Fox 64 though? Let’s find out! And if you wondering just who I am, I’m Shawn Long. I …

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GameStop: Why Are Open Games “New”? – RGT 85

Walking into a GameStop can lead to one thing: getting a “new” game that is already opened. Why do they do this? And what does RGT 85 think of it? Let’s find out! And if you wondering just who I …

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N64 Hidden Gems | The Nintendo 64’s Best Kept Secrets

  The N64 was an awesome system, but the limited library compared to the PS1 causes a lot of fans to think they know all the top games. There’s a ton of hidden gems on the N64 though, so let’s …

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New Def Jam and Marvel vs Capcom? – Stupid Kickstarter Games

  Kickstarter is a great way for would-be developers to either fund their dreams or bring some extra cash into their game projects, but sometimes people who have no business making a Kickstarter decide to try their hand at crowdfunding. …

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The Complete SNES – Epic New Super Nintendo Book!

Check out the details about a brand new book that will be hitting Kickstarter this June called The Complete SNES, which will be the ultimate SNES book for 16-bit fans! And if you wondering just who I am, I’m Shawn …

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Nintendo Takes Down Fan Animation 101 Mario Kart?!

  Nintendo’s stance on emulation is rather strict, but it seems like it’s starting to trickle into other areas of media. 101 Mario Kart was a fun, fan animation based on Super Mario Kart, but Nintendo has actually taken down …

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Is Earthbound a Rare Game? – RGT 85

  Earthbound is one of the highest prizes in the SNES collection, but is it actually a rare game? It’s time to investigate, dig for some numbers, and see just how “rare” Earthbound is! And if you wondering just who …

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Batman Returns for SNES Review – RGT 85

Batman had many entries on retro consoles, but the best of the bunch is one that many don’t talk about. Batman Returns on the SNES is a complete hidden gem on the console, and RGT 85 shows you why in …

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Gameflip: Your GameStop and Ebay Alternative

  Gamestop and eBay make seem like the easiest ways to pick up games, but a new upstart website called Gameflip is looking to make a name for themselves. They reached out to me and asked me to check out …

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Call of Duty: It’s Time for a Break – RGT 85

  Call of Duty is one of the biggest franchises in gaming, but are yearly releases killing the franchise? RGT 85 says yes! Find out why! And if you wondering just who I am, I’m Shawn Long. I started doing …

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Daytona USA Review for Sega Saturn – RGT 85

  Daytona USA was a blockbuster arcade racer from SEGA that found it’s way onto the Saturn. RGT 85 reviews this timeless classic that has some of the best music ever in a video game! And if you wondering just …

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TurboHD: Hyperkin’s Turbografx-16/Turbo Express Clone System

  Much like with the Smart Boy, Hyperkin is testing interest for another new product: the TurboHD, which would bring the Turbografx-16 to HD and in the palm of your hand, and on your TV. Find out all about what …

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Bill Clinton’s Cat coming to SNES! Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill

  Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill was thought to be a lost prototype that starred Bill Clinton’s cat for 16-bit consoles, but a recent discovery is bringing Socks the Cat back to the limelight! And if you wondering just …

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Resident Evil Turns 20: Gaming Memories – RGT 85

  Resident Evil is now 20 years old, so to celebrate this, I look back at my memories of the first game in this survival-horror franchise! And if you wondering just who I am, I’m Shawn Long. I started doing …

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GameStop Employee: My Tale of Terror – RGT 85

    GameStop is the largest game chain worldwide, and I was once an acting Assistant Manager there from mid 2005-mid 2006. This is my tale of terror from working at GameStop. And if you wondering just who I am, …

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PowerBase Mini Review + 5 Cheap Master System Gems

  The Sega Master System was a console I missed out on as a youth, and with skyrocketing console prices wasn’t in my budget. StoneAgeGamer however has something called the PowerBase Mini, which allows you to play Master System games …

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3DNES – Turning NES Roms into 3D!

The NES is one of the most iconic systems ever, and a new emulator is looking to breathe new life into the original NES library…by making all your games 3D! Check out some information and gameplay of the 3DNES! And …

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Young Conker Hololens – WTF IS THIS?! | RGT 85

  Conker’s Bad Fur Day was an iconic game on the N64, and was followed up with Conker: Live and Reloaded on the Xbox. Since then, it’s been a bit quiet for Conker, until now that is. He’s coming to …

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Making Sega Great Again | #MakeSegaGreatAgain

  Sega once was a great company with a rich library of amazing games and amazing consoles, but once they left console market things started to become troublesome. Now Sega finds themselves against the ropes and facing a lot of …

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Retron 5 Tips: Getting the most out of the Retron 5 – RGT 85

  The Retron 5 is a cool system that many of us own, but are you getting the maximum potential out of the console? In this video I showcase some of the lesser known features that will add to your …

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Atari 7800 Review from a Noob | 5 Fun Atari 7800 Games

  The Atari 7800 was always a system that caught my eye, but I’ll admit it: I know nothing about Atari since the NES was my first console. I recently picked up an Atari 7800 with some games, and decided …

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Top 5 Worst Fighting Games Ever – RGT 85

  The fighting genre is one of the most popular in gaming, but not every game can achieve greatness. In this video I take a look at the Top 5 Worst Fighting Games Ever! Be sure to let me know …

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Nearly 50 Game Pick Ups! – Pick Ups Vol. 9 – RGT 85

  I told myself I’d chill on spending money, but I didn’t! I got nearly 50 games to show off, plus something REALLY cool that I’ve wanted in my collection for a while that allows me access to a whole …

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Coleco Chameleon Price and Kickstarter Date Revealed!

  The Coleco Chameleon made it’s debut at the New York Toy Fair, and shortly thereafter the team announced the price point and the Kickstarter launch date! Find out all the details! And if you wondering just who I am, …

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GameStop is selling FAKE Retro Games – ClayFighter Sculptor’s Cut N64!

  When GameStop entered the retro market, many people were curious as to what the outcome would be. It seems like tons of fake and reproduction games are infiltrating their stock, and they don’t seem to care. The latest case …

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GameStop $25 Gift Card Challenge – RGT 85

  One man, one GameStop $25 gift card. How many games can I snag with this that have at least a box and I don’t own them? Let’s find out in the GameStop $25 Gift Card Challenge! And if you …

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Coleco Chameleon Launch Games REVEALED!

  After the Retro VGS campaign went south, the team behind the project revamped it and is now coming back with the Coleco Chameleon. They recently showcased some launch titles for the system in a video. Let’s find out what …

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Haunted: Halloween ’85 Review for NES – New NES Homebrew Game

  NES Homebrew games are always fun to check out, and a brand new one arrived at my door that caught my interest: Haunted: Halloween ’85. So how does this action-platformer fare? Let’s find out! And if you wondering just …

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Sonic the Hedgehog | Character History – RGT 85

  Sonic the Hedgehog is celebrating his 25th Anniversary this year, so for this video I thought it would be fun to look at the origins of the character and how he came to be. Ever wondered how a blue …

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Epic Game Pick Ups! – Pick Ups Vol. 8 – RGT 85

Welcome to my latest episode of Pick Ups! Pick Ups Vol. 8 is probably my biggest pick ups video yet, with games for the Saturn, NES, Genesis, Sega CD, and even a new console with a ton of games! Be …

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Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES Review – Street Fighter on SNES Week

  The final episode of Street Fighter on SNES week brings about the most untalked-about entry in the series for the SNES: Street Fighter Alpha 2. How does the arcade masterpiece fare on the 16-bit SNES? Let’s find out! And …

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Super Street Fighter II SNES Review – Street Fighter on SNES Week

  Street Fighter on SNES Week rolls along with the 3rd entry in the series: Super Street Fighter II. What changes have been been made since Street Fighter II Turbo? Is the game any good? Let’s find out! And if …

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Street Fighter II Turbo SNES Review – Street Fighter on SNES Week

  Street Fighter on SNES Week continues with the second entry in the series: Street Fighter II Turbo. Many consider this to be the finest Street Fighter game on the SNES, but what changes have been made since Street Fighter …

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Street Fighter II SNES Review – Street Fighter on SNES Week

  While there are many fighting franchises available on the Super Nintendo, to me, Street Fighter was always the best. This week on my channel I’ve decided to take a look at all 4 versions of Street Fighter available on …

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Christmas Pick Ups: Pick Ups Vol 6. – RetroGamingTube 85

  Christmas time means time for friends and family, and most importantly, getting video games! Check out what I picked up this Holiday season in my latest volume of Pick Ups! And if you wondering just who I am, I’m …

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Dreamcast 2: Fact or Fiction? – RetroGamingTube 85

If you’ve been on social media lately, you may have seen stories popping up about the Dreamcast 2 being an actual thing. For some reason, a lot of people are starting to believe this story. So it’s now time to …

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Coleco Chameleon: New Coleco System in 2016 – RGT85

  The RetroVGS is no more, and in it’s place is the Coleco Chameleon! Yes that’s right, a new Coleco system is aiming to come to the market in 2016! Learn about what has changed since the rebranding and the …

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Worst Christmas Gaming Memories w/RetroLiberty, BeatEmUps, DeeDave, and more!

  Christmas is a great time to get gifts, but sometimes it doesn’t always work out as well as you hope it will. Join myself, Aaron from RetroLiberty, Wood from BeatEmUps, John Riggs, Dee Dave, and more as we talk …

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Sony’s PS4 to PS2 Backwards Compatibility is Terrible – Retro Rants

  Sony has announced that the PS4 will be able to play PS2 games recently, but they completely went about it the wrong way. Learn about what is being offered, and why it sucks, in a new episode of Retro …

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Black Friday Pick Ups Retro Style! – Pick Ups Vol. 6

Who says Black Friday is just for the latest games? I managed to snag some good pickups on Black Friday from a website and my local retro store, so come check out what I got! And if you wondering just …

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STOP BUYING RETRO GAMES FROM GAMESTOP! – Retro Rants

 When GameStop announced they were getting back into the retro gaming market, people were curious as to what that would entail. While it started out promising, it’s quickly taken a nose dive into typical corporate fashion. In the first episode …

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Why I Hate- WWF Wrestlemania NES with Hulk Hogan

   Wrestling games on the N64 were awesome, and some of the best titles on the system. I invited my friend Hulk Hogan over to bring one of those titles, but instead he brought over WWF Wrestlemania for the NES. …

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EPIC 1500 Sub Giveaway Contest/Pick Ups Vol. 5

  The day is finally (almost) here! RetroGamingTube 85 has hit nearly 1500 subs! So to celebrate, I’m doing an excellent giveaway for all of my subscribers! Also in this video you can see my latest pick ups, including an …

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Top 5 Star Wars Games – Retro Edition

  Star Wars is all the rage in Hollywood right now with The Force Awakens releasing in theaters soon. So I decided that now would be a great time to take a look at my Top 5 Star Wars Games, …

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RARE NES Game Giveaway from Gemr! – RGT 85

 My friends at Gemr have decided to a free NES game giveaway, which consists of The Legend of Zelda, Excitebike, and the very rare Stack-Up which is a VERY expensive and rare NES title! It’s super easy to enter the …

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Retro Freak: The Retron 5 Killer?, 3DO Emulator Hits Android – Retro Gaming News

  Missed any big retro gaming news? Well then you better tune in to the latest episode of Retro Gaming News, the best retro gaming news show on YouTube (and probably the one with the most original name). This episode …

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SEGA 32X – Retrospective and 5 Must Own Games

The Sega 32X has a terrible reputation, but is it well deserved? I say no, and I love the SEGA 32X and think a lot of you would too. Join me as I break down a retrospective of the console …

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The Incident Review for NES – New NES Homebrew

  The NES may be 30 years old now, but that doesn’t mean new games still aren’t being developed for the platform. KHAN Games latest game, The Incident, is a new cartridge release for the NES, and I take a …

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Fayetteville Comic Con 2015 – RGT 85

  Fayetteville North Carolina might suck, but they did do one fun thing: the first ever Fayetteville Comic Con! If you didn’t make it to the event, no worries, as RetroGamingTube 85 was there to cover the event. Check out …

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Gemr – New Site for Collectors/Sellers – RGT 85

 Gemr is a new website that combines Pintrest and Etsy but with a focus on gaming, toys, and more of the stuff we all love. Whether you want to show off your collection, check out others, or sell some stuff …

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5 YouTube Gaming Channels You Should Be Watching – RGT 85

The world of YouTube can be a scary place with all these channels out there. So the question remains: What channels should you pay attention to that aren’t as well known? In this video I highlight 5 YouTube Gaming Channels You …

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RGT 85’s Pick Ups Vol. 4 – A Big Ass Game Boy and More!

In my latest volume of pick ups, I get my hands on some new games, a new hat, and a massive Game Boy that every late 80’s and early 90’s kid had or wanted to own. Enjoy! And if you …

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Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine N64 Review – RGT 85

Think you know all of the best games on the N64? Think again. Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine may have been regulated to a Blockbuster exclusive unless you purchased it through LucasArts website, but this hidden gem is one …

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Retro VGS Indiegogo Ended: 3 Suggestions for Success

   Even though it had just launched, the Retro VGS Indiegogo campaign has been ended by the team behind it due to the campaign dealing with a bit of scrutiny. The team behind the console is not giving up however, …

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Retro Game Treasure Subscription Review

While services like Lootcrate and Arcade Block send you video game related things monthly, wouldn’t it be more interesting if a service sent you actual GAMES monthly? Now there is one. I tried out Retro Game Treasure to see if …

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Retro VGS Indiegogo – Details, Analysis, and Thoughts

 The Retro VGS Indiegogo campaign has finally gone live! After months of speculation and debate of what the system would be and what price it would be, the moment of truth is here. Join me as I break down the …

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Sydney Hunter and The Shrines of Peril Android Review – RGT 85 Reviews

 Mobile games don’t usually appeal to me, because I like to have a set of buttons to touch and nothing beats a controller. However, Collectorvision Games released a Sydney Hunter game for free on Androids, Sydney Hunter and the Shrines …

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RGT 85’s Pick Ups Vol. 3 – Caught Em Slippin

Living in a smaller town, it can be hard to get retro games for good prices. My local retro store has had a gem of a game that I have wanted for a long time, but I never pulled the …

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Alien vs Predator SNES Review – RGT 85 Reviews

Alien vs Predator was a stellar Arcade game by Capcom, and a solid FPS on the Atari Jaguar. But a version not talked about nearly as much is the Super Nintendo version, which was a beat-em up. Published by Ubisoft, …

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Retro VGS Price: Too Expensive?

The new cartridge-based console, the Retro VGS, has been given an estimated price by the team developing the hardware. After a flood of comments about the price being too high for the console on their Facebook page, is the Retro …

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Retron 5 Easter Egg: Shaq Fu Hate!

Is it possible for a console to hate a game that is inserted into it? During a live stream on my channel, I decided to play some Shaq Fu on my Retron 5, and the results were hilarious. Enjoy! And …

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Game Room Tour for 1K Subs! – RetroGamingTube 85

  When I started this channel 3 and 1/2 months ago, I never envisioned it would reach 1,000 subscribers in such a short period, but thanks to you guys, it has. My gift to you is a complete Game Room …

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Why I Hate Castlevania 64

The focus of the Why I Hate series is not to talk about necessarily the worst games ever created, but ones that impacted me in a negative way in my younger years of playing games. Castlevania 64 is the perfect …

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The 100 Greatest Console Video Games 1977-1987 Review

  I’ll be honest: I’m not much of a book reader now days. Although I enjoy strategy guides or old retro gaming mags, it’s harder for me to get lost in a book now than it was when I was …

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New Info/Games for Retro VGS, Game Gear to Retron 5 – Retro Gaming News

  Retro gaming news sometimes goes unnoticed, but I’m here to change that! Welcome to the latest episode of Retro Gaming News from RetroGamingTube 85. This episode we have some really cool things, such as Game Gear support coming to …

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RGT 85’s Pick Ups Volume 2/Channel Announcement

  Welcome to Volume 2 of my Pick Ups series! I’ve gotten some really cool stuff, including a nice GBA lot, some Wii games, and a whole random assortment of retro goodies! Also, at the end of the video, I …

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Why I Love – Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

Sports games were legendary on the NES, but one reigned supreme: Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! is one of the finest NES games ever released, and is a timeless classic. Fellow Gamester81 member NESRomancer provides the tunes for this …

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FC Mobile II Review – A Portable NES with Potential

The FC Mobile II sounds like an NES collectors wet dream. A portable NES system? Double Dragon, Contra, Batman, and more on the go? I test out the Hyperkin FC Mobile II to see if this portable NES system is …

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RetroGamingTube 85’s Pick Ups Vol. 1 – Imports, Repro, and More!

Everyone does “Pick Up” videos, so why not join the ranks? In the first volume of RetroGamingTube 85’s Pick Ups, I got some cool stuff to show you guys, including some Super Famicom imports and an AWESOME Repro cart that …

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Game Boy Color Retrospective and 5 Must Own Titles

 Nintendo has dominated the handheld market since entering it in 1989, and one of their finest handhelds is a system I don’t think is appreciated enough. The Game Boy Color is a fantastic piece of hardware with a outstanding library …

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SNES Playstation Prototype Discovered, New Games for Retro VGS – Retro Gaming News

  Retro Gaming News is back with a brand new episode, and there’s a lot to cover! Has the holy grail of retro gaming been discovered with this alleged SNES/Playstation Prototype? 64DD emulation takes a huge leap, a Kickstarter project …

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Why I Hate Robocop for NES

 Movie tie-in games on the NES were mostly hit or miss, with more misses than hits. Robocop is a game that should have been fantastic, because of the simplistic nature of the character, but Data East managed to push out …

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Buying Retro Games Online: Do’s and Don’ts

 Being a retro game collector can be a very difficult process, especially if there aren’t many flea markets or local sellers near you. While it’s always great to watch shows like The Game Chasers and Game Quest, most retro collectors …

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Why I Love Shenmue for Dreamcast

Shenmue 3 was the biggest surprise announcement at E3, and retro fans everywhere rejoiced at this announcement. Younger gamers may not remember Shenmue though, as the game came out in 1999. In this episode of Why I Love, I check …

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Retro VGS Update, New GBA Clone, Sydney Hunter Kickstarter Success – Retro Gaming News

Welcome to the 2nd episode of Retro Gaming News! In this episode we talk about updates to the Retro VGS, a new Kickstarter called RetroClarity, a new GBA clone system, and Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death meeting many …

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Top 5 Zelda Games

The Legend of Zelda series is one of the most difficult to dissect. With so many quality games in the franchise, it’s hard to really rank them, especially in a Top 5 format. I enjoy a good challenge though, and …

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Why I Hate Taboo: The Sixth Sense for NES

There are bad games, and then there are games so disgusting and vile that you cannot even consider them to be a game. To compliment the Why I Love series, I’ve decided to create Why I Hate, which looks at …

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PunchOutGaming.Com Sega Mystery Box Unboxing

While “crate” services are all the rage now days, sometimes nothing is better than a mystery. PunchOutGaming.com offers “mystery boxes”, and I decided to pick up a Sega mystery box to see what goodies I’d get. Is it worth the …

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Why I Love Virtua Fighter 32X – RetroGamingTube 85

The 32X was a unique idea by Sega to prolong the life of the Genesis, but never met the lofty expectations set by gamers looking for the “next-gen” appeal. That’s not to say that there weren’t many solid games for …

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Star Fox Prototype, N64 HDMI Cables, Retro Kickstarters – Retro Gaming News Ep. 1

While many modern gaming websites tend to focus only on “current-gen” systems, there’s still a lot happening in the world of retro gaming. In the first episode of Retro Gaming News, join me as I look at some Kickstarter projects …

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The Retro VGS – New Cartridge Video Game Console

The retro video game scene is alive and well, but a new console is coming out to see just how thriving that market is. The Retro VGS (Video Game System) is looking to bring retro gaming back and better than …

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RetroGamingTube 85 Debut Show – 5 Games Ruined By Modern Reboots

Developers looking to create a level of nostalgia for their games often look to “reboot” their franchises by bringing them back to a new generation of gamers. While some reboots fare well and bring back those feelings, others miss the …

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