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Retro Games Update – October 2021

What is up RGL family, can’t believe it is October already. This year has gone by so quickly. Hope everyone is well, I am excited that conventions are back and will be going to one next month. Is anyone else going back to conventions? Apologies, due to my procrastination, the pre-order for ALWA’S AWAKENING has closed but is still available on Steam. The NES physical release was a demake of Indie Developers Elden Pixels Steam…

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Mad Stalker Genesis and Abarenbo Tengu and Zombie Nation for NES Plus Switch Pre-Orders

All I can say is what a time to be alive. I would have never thought that in 2021 I would have the opportunity to open new or reproduced, factory fresh games for my favorite 16 bit and 8 bit consoles. I hope the community continues to show support so that companies will continue to be motivated to produce the games that still bring us joy today. I did not have a Genesis growing up…

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Retro Games Update — September 2021

What is up RGL family! This much is very thin but there is a NES release so worth its own article even if I cannot find anything else. So I tend to focus on physical releases of games because that is where my love and passion lives. But, I also enjoy and am always glad to see the support of retro video games published virtually or on modern console collections. During the recent Nintendo Direct,…

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Steam and Good Ol’ Games Summer Sale 2021

It’s that time of year again, the two biggest online platforms are having their annual massive Summer sales. The main differentiator as always is the Good Ol Games is DRM free, so this mean you can download and installer and if GoG disappears tomorrow you have all your games fully playable… so make sure to keep them backed up! That is why when I am looking for a digital game I always check Good Ol…

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Retro Games Update June 2021

What is up RGL family, this months update ended up having some real bangers. I thought it was going to be a bit on the thin side but ended up surfacing some additional titles that haven’t been highlighted in previous updates. Unfortunately, one of the items I wanted to post was a Kickstarter that has already expired. It is a game published by 6502 Collective, so hopefully they will produce another run after the Kickstarter…

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Retro Games Update May 2021

Hello and welcome to our May 2021 retro games update. We have some pretty exciting news this month including a physical release of a game that was not originally released in North America. Show your love for retro gaming and support these companies that continue to keep our passion alive. There is also exciting news from Evercade, creators of the Evercade portable and physical compilation cartridges. There are two new releases that I am very…

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Retro Games Update April 2021

First, apologies this update is so late and at the end of the month. I didn’t have much in the way of updates for most of April, but a few late entries came through so I have enough to do a quick post now. Some of these may not have been released in April, I may have also discovered them recently or just got around to including them. This month we have two physical titles…

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PlayStation 3 Store UPDATE — PS3 and PS Vita Stores No Longer Closing

In a very surprising turn of events uncharacteristic of Sony and their usual no one plays older games on older platforms attitude, they have announced that they are no longer going to shutdown access to the PS3 and PS Vita stores. The PSP access is still being removed but 2 out of 3 isn’t bad… like the song says. So you know longer have to rush to sell all of your vintage beenie babies to…

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PlayStation 3 (PS3) Store Closing – Game List

With the PlayStation store closing for PS3, PSP and PS Vita consoles I wanted to compile a list of the notable PSN games, as well as the PSOne and PS2 Classics which I am the most interested in. I wrote an article regarding this last week but wanted to create a quick post linking to a spreadsheet. Its a work in progress but will let you filter for PS1, PS2 and PSN. As I mentioned…

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