We’re living in a golden age of gaming, with an incredible range of interactive experiences to suit every taste. Just like a music player you can browse your games by title, see (and fetch) box art, view metadata and more. I have my gaming PC for any of the big games I want to play, and I have a Switch for everything else. By 2012, my love of collecting videogames took me to Japan, and I was in heaven: compared to places like eBay, the prices of old games were incredibly cheap.
For players less insistent on purity, old games are available online in Flash versions or Java applets on websites such as and Virtual Apple. About Youtuber Matt is one of the best-known and respected academics studying videogames today. The Art of Video Games premiered at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2012.
Foreword to Jon M. Gibson, i am 8-bit: Art Inspired by Classic Videogames of the ’80s, 8-9. While Sony has yet to announce the full list of games included with the PlayStation Classic, which will likely differ by region, it did reveal that Final Fantasy 7, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms will be included.
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Dedicated retro game shops, including the now famous Super Potato in Akihabara, were full of all kinds of colourful, precious things – some impossibly rare, most less so. There were astoundingly expensive games like a low-run version of Gradius for the Famicom, which even there would cost hundreds of pounds or more.
Nintendo and Sega fought for the top spot with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and the Sega Genesis, respectively. Video games have unquestionably become more ambitious and impressive in recent years. Most compilations and re-releases also include great features like save states, difficulty selection settings, gameplay rewind and sometimes even museum archives.
I’ve seen all videos top 10 hidden gems” for the Genesis (like the ones from Metal Jesus as you can imagine), so if you think you can bless me with another title I never played, feel free to write it down here and I’ll surely check it nerd out with me. Diehard older retro gamers may insist that only pre- crash games and systems count, while more liberal definitions have a moving point of retro as any system at least 10 years old.