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.(more…)
Metroid II Fan Made Remake Released (Updated)
(Update) Seems that Nintendo quickly caught wind of the remake and it pulled from the website.
If you have never had the chance to play Metroid II, the fan remake called “AM2R Return Of Samus”, has been finally released.
Go Get It!
Re: Finding Lost Treasures – Get The N Or Get Out
Some people collect coins, others stamps. I collect video games.
Sometimes when looking for games, the easiest thing you can do is just ask the people you know if they have anything for sale.(more…)
hardrock’s Best of 2013
2013 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.
Remembering: Half-Life 2 (Updated)
I’m going to try out a little project. Being a (somewhat) retro gamer, I decided to go back and re-play some of my favorite games. One of them being the incredible Half-Life 2. As I started getting screen captures from the beginning, I started remembering my amazement the first time playing (ironically on the PlayStation 3), and some of the upcoming best parts of the game. So I decided to post some of the screenshots I get throughout my play though. Call it, a “Visual Journey” to see if it triggers memories and thoughts for people that have experienced these games. I haven’t finished the game yet, so this is a work in progress and will be updated periodically with as many images as I can.