25 Cents

25 Cents

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – 25 Cents At an old arcade when you lose all your lives, you have 10 seconds to reinsert another quarter or all your progress is lost. Everyone has experienced the panic of frantically checking your pockets for a quarter as the counter...
The Ultimate Game Changer

The Ultimate Game Changer

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – The Ultimate Game Changer With the advent of internet gaming, multiplayer matches evolved drastically. There were countless benefits to online gaming, but as a retro gamer, the construction of a new gaming community was most integral to...
Level Playing Field

Level Playing Field

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – Level Playing Field I was taught early on in my gaming career that if you dedicated enough time and practice to a video game that you’d eventually succeed and become the best. This isn’t a given in the current gaming climate due to the...
Cheat Codes

Cheat Codes

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – Cheat Codes The first time I encountered cheat codes was in the original Contra. The difficulty of the game compared to the amount of lives given made it almost impossible to beat. I would play over and over just trying to clear the...
Hard Shells

Hard Shells

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – Hard Shells One major event that revolutionized the gaming industry was the replacement of cartridges for CDs. CD’s were able to store much more information than the traditional game cartridge and it gave programmers the opportunity to...

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