All Star Racing 2 for the Playstation

After playing All Star Racing and giving it a not so great review, I decided to give it's sequel a play through and see whether they had managed to polish dirt or just slap new makeup on the same, grimy old hag. Still proudly brought to us by Mud Duck and ZeniMax Media, All Star Racing 2 now seems to right most of the wrongs that it's predecessor committed. Although still not a diamond among coal, All Star Racing 2 can easily be mistaken for a thoroughly enjoyable racing game on the Playstation. [caption id="attachment_3762" align="aligncenter" width="300"]... Read more
Posted 6 years ago

All Star Racing for the Playstation

Back in the Playstation era racing games went through a complete change, a puberty if you will. This change either sent racing game fans running for the hills to conserve their memories of yesteryear, or attracted them to a whole new world, as well as dragging in a completely new crowd of fans. Racing games went from being simple point to point, choose your car and win or lose, to far more complex strategy based games that caused you to not only focus on the race at hand, but also allowed you to setup the car through many changeable variants. While ... Read more
Posted 6 years ago

The Art of Cheating 2: A Little Help From My Friends!

Most vintage gamers prefer to play video games as they were intended, trying over and over to get just 1 more level and feel our hard work has paid off. Others will only try so many times before they pull out an old issue of Nintendo Power, look up a walkthrough, or find cheat codes. For the rest of us, and even all of the above, there was the Game Genie, Action Replay or Game Shark! The main function of these devices is to alter the game's coding so that we don't have to struggle. Sometimes, with a little fiddling around, ... Read more

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Posted 7 years ago

DIY Sega AV Cable

When it comes to hooking my consoles to my TV, I've always preferred the simplicity of a good, old RF adapter. Sure they're not the best, but they get the job done; audio and video sent from the console to your TV, that's all I really need! But as consoles started removing the RF option in favor of the proprietary AV cables, I was forced to hunt down AV cables through my many trips to thrift stores. Nintendo RF adapters are usually found in bounties, and the Nintendo AV cables, used for the SNES, N64 and Gamecube, aren't too far behind, ... Read more
Posted 7 years ago

Interview with Wisdom Tree Owner Brenda Huff

Wisdom Tree games have become a punchline in the modern gaming era, due in large part to their exposure in AVGN episodes. Subsequently some gamers will judge these games, and the company who made them, solely on what they see and never give these games a try, for personal experience. Although AVGN is a character, and mostly reacting to these games for entertainment value, Wisdom Tree is a real company, with a real purpose. Wisdom Tree was the first and only publisher of Bible based, educational games designed for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Founded in August of 1990, under parent company ... Read more
Posted 7 years ago

J.League Soccer Prime Goal 2

After having a device called the Super 8, which allows you to play SNES, Super Famicom, NES and Famicom games all from your Super Nintendo console, for quite some time, I wanted to import my first Super Famicom game. The very first game I imported for the Famicom was Soccer, a straight forward, no nonsense game that required absolutely no translation to get started. I'm not a huge soccer fan, by no means, nor do I understand any Japanese, but I felt I had made ... Read more
Posted 7 years ago