Opinions

The High Rising Cost Of Classic Video Games

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, people have been trying to find more and more ways to occupy their time. Collecting hobbies such as coins, comics, books, and other things has become increasingly more popular.  Collecting video games has also seen a rise in interested people.  And while more people involved in something does mean popularity growth, which would, in turn, mean somewhat rising prices on items, something interesting, namely the sharply high rising prices of retro video games has that been happening more and more has caught the attention of the video game collecting community.   

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hardrock’s Best of 2013

Best of 2013 012013 was another very interesting year for video games. Reboots, new console launches and the subject of DRM among other things. Plus it was a year I personally learned that retro gaming is just as important as modern games, game collecting can become a full time and expensive hobby, branching out into more different ways of gaming can be fun plus much more. So it was an interesting choice of picks when I sat down to write almost all the games I played this year, and what I would ultimately pick as my favorite ones of 2013.

While most people/sites will only put games that were released this year, I don’t get to everything as soon as I would like too. Plus being a game collector and retro gamer, I sometimes discover and play games that were released years ago. So this list will contain the best and noticeable games that I played during the year in no particular order. Except the final game which is marked as my Game of the Year of 2013.

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Anthrax – Anthems Review

Anthrax - Anthems 01Cover albums are always interesting. Listening to a bands’ interpretation on a song could either be faithful to the original, or be their own unique style. When a band decides to do a collection of cover songs, it always makes for a more interesting album.

And that is exactly what metal music legends Anthrax have decided to do by choosing the 6 of the total 8 songs in their latest EP release “Anthems”. Taking a small selection of songs from a choice of different bands makes this a very good, yet somewhat brief, experience.
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