Battle City

Walk down memory lane at the new game play retro store! Welcome to the new game play retro store! We are excited to offer a wide selection of classic games and consoles for our customers. Our goal is to provide a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone who visits our store. We hope that you […]

Street Fighter

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Test: Find the Hidden Objects in These 15 Images

Not everyone can describe themselves as being “observant.” Some might even consider themselves so distracted that they can’t even find the pencil that they had in their hand a second ago or the keys that are in their pocket. But hey, maybe you’re a great observer, and all you need to do is train your latent talent. Bright Side brings you 15 visual challenges to test your powers […]


In the early 90s, the video game industry was obsessed with “bits”. “16-bit arcade graphics.” You can’t do this on Nintendo! The average didn’t understand what a “bit” actually was, but they did know one thing: the more “bits”, the better. And video game companies used this to their advantage with marketing Sega and Nintendo […]

ESRB Entertainment Software Rating Board

In the early ’90s, a handful of violent video games sparked a national debate that changed the video game industry. Parents and advocacy groups rallied. They argued that video game violence had gone too far. And the U.S. Government agreed. So in 1993 the Senate gave the industry an ultimatum: regulate yourselves or we’ll do […]

mega man

for those of you who grew up in the 8-bit era this game is no stranger it can be described as an amazing platformer with arguably the best music on the Nintendo even if you did not grow up in the 8-bit era perhaps you recognize these titles Megaman has been in over 100 video […]

Game Boy

well it’s the holiday season again a time of the year when we should be thinking about giving but for us video gamers it’s all about getting as in getting new video games I got Final Fantasy for Advance this year but on this episode I wanted to take you back to the early 90s […]

The Story of Zelda

On November 21st, 1991, exactly one year after the launch of their Super Famicom system, Nintendo released one of their most ambitious games to date: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto wanted to return to the series’ roots and incorporate ideas that weren’t possible in the first game. […]

Universal vs Nintendo

thought I’d take a break from grading all these papers and let you know an interesting piece of video game history now back in 1982 Donkey Kong was on top of the video game world Nintendo had firmly put their foot in the North American video game market with this addictive arcade game you can […]

Sonic’s Secret Genesis

this episode of the gaming historian is sponsored by LastPass back in the day I Remember keeping a notepad file on my computer with all my usernames and passwords but then in 2008 LastPass came along and changed my life all of sudden I didn’t have to worry about getting locked out of my accounts […]