Rob Strangman's 472 page memoir is now officially available as of July 15, 2014. If you love reading about vintage video game-related memories (and, I assume you do if you read this site) then this book is a must-buy. Plus, did I mention Rob gave me room for five guest stories in it?! Thanks Rob. I can cross that off the bucket list now. Filled with wonderfully nostalgic stories as well as interviews with industry insiders (Martin Alessi, Sushi-X, Yuzo Koshiro, etc.), Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman explores the various memories of over 20 gamers during the Golden Age
Ah, the OPCFG. Man, I remember viewing this page in the late '90s. I always found its aesthetic pleasing, and recall it as one of the first video game sites that I thought, "WOW... this is some really cool stuff. If I ever have a website one day, I would want it to look a bit like the OPCFG." Ran by the great Rob, updates have stopped but thankfully HG101 (more specifically, one, Mr. Kurt Kalata) is perserving its greatness for all to see for the 1st time, or recall for the 100th time
One of SegaFans' members, BelPowerslave's own personal site. I've known Bel since 2001 from my diehard Saturn days, and we have shared a-many Saturn thoughts. A good guy, a good site. Lotsa random things, plus a Sega review section. His style of including how much he bought a game for also inspired me to keep track of my own game acquisitions:
"Got it for: $23.97. Funny story behind this game: I was at a Circuit City when they were clearing out their Genesis games. This was "clearanced" at $23.97 (back then, I guess that was a deal, or I was drunk). So I take it up to the register. This little hottie rings it up, says "Wow, Garfield!!! Can I come over and play it!?" Like a complete and utter freaking moron, I just look at her. God, video games have taken away almost as much as they have given to me!!!"
A big Genesis fan, Bel's views are always interesting...
Ran by YAKUMO, he helped me in this website process back in November '06. His site has many mini-reviews and has been a site I've followed since 2003 or '04. A fellow big lover of obscure games... his site is definitely worth checking out
Ran by a fellow HG101 buddy, this retro site is slowly expanding and features a likable aesthetic. I laughed when I read his link intro to my site: Steven is one crazy guy. One day he decided he would review all obscure Super Famicom and Saturn games ever made. Is he part of a cult? Are there any satanic influences involved? It's too late to find out, because he already succeeded. So before you start downloading that new fan translated dating sim, do yourself a favor and ask Steven if it's worth it or not.
Well, I don't do dating sims, and as for the satanic influence, I'm not qualified to say...
Some may scoff, but scoff all you like. This site has been a favorite of mine since 2001. If you head to the right places (e.g. Saturn/SNES General) there are a bunch of cool gamers to talk to, some good discussion, and the FAQs/codes/user reviews are fun to check out on random nights. Of all the gaming sites on the internet, I've met the most gracious gamers off GameFAQs and to this day, I stand behind that. Stick to the right spots, and it's great
I don't post there much these days, but it helped start my game posting craze. I joined in March 2001, and lurk there at least once or twice a week these days. There are a bunch of characters there, and most have been around for several years now. It is a much tougher, cynical crowd than most other gaming boards... TEH DRAMA! LOL
Matt's cool random current retro and everything in-between news site. He has been so kind as to highlight my efforts at sharing obscure SFC games with the gaming world, and most recently gave my site a nice plug. Cheers Matt!
An informative site with gameplay videos for every Super NES title ever released. There's even a collection of ratings for each game collected across cyberspace. Quite a few of the games have RVG's scores listed. Quite humbling. In my Super Nintendo reviews I always cite scores from EGM, GameFan and Super Play (if possible). It's kinda crazy someone is citing me! Gracias
Still the best source to buy games online, IMHO. So many great deals I've scored off this site. Been there since the summer of 1999, I don't know where my game collection would be today if it weren't for eBay. In the hands of a patient and skilled buyer, it can be a haven for bargains
YOUTUBE RETRO GAMING CHANNEL RECOMMENDATIONS
While I still prefer the good old fashioned reviewing style of old pen and paper or website reviews, these Youtube guys do an awesome job at the "video review." I highly recommend any of these: