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...
2D vs 3D 2.0

2D vs 3D 2.0

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – 2D vs 3D 2.0 If you read my last article, you’ll see I touched on the enjoyability of the one run vs the RPG, instead today I’m focusing on the person-ability because as previously mentioned, the one run doesn’t give much time to...
Two Dimensions

Two Dimensions

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – Two Dimensions I got into an argument with a friend recently about the enjoyability of playing games that could have their progress saved to games that didn’t allow save points. He stated that it wasn’t an enjoyable experience having to...
Blood Sport

Blood Sport

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – Blood Sport Friday nights at my local arcade were the pinnacle of my childhood. I can still hear the sound of the coin dispenser pouring out quarters, the classic early generation bit-tunes, and most importantly, the yelling of the...
100% Completion

100% Completion

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – 100% Completion Going through my game library, I’ve noticed lately that it’s rare for me to totally complete a game. Not out of disappointment, but due to my tendency to ‘move on’ prematurely to the next game or even worse, simply...

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