Sunday, January 24, 2016

Royal Rumble for Sega Dreamcast

The Royal Rumble is a special event in the eyes of professional wrestling fans. It begins the "Road to Wrestlemania," the build-up to the biggest show of the entire year, Wrestlemania. Traditionally, the pay-per-view (PPV) event is held every January and features a 30 person over-the-top-rope battle royal match in which the winner earns a shot at the top title in WWE.

This match type is generally in every WWE game in some form, from the arcade classic WWF Wrestlefest to the recently-released WWE 2K16. But in 200, THQ published a game for the Sega Dreamcast that was built entirely around the premise of the Royal Rumble match. On paper, this sounds like it could be a blast! Unfortunately, being the wrestling connoisseur I have been for a good portion of my life, I actually played it.

So while you get ready to watch the 2016 Royal Rumble event later this evening, please proceed with caution if you decide to hype yourself up for the event by playing the game based on the event.

Read on for more.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Great Video Game Music: Snowed In Edition

Where I live it is forecasted that we could be getting up to 20 inches of snow by the end of the weekend. The thought of snow makes me want to bundle up and listen to great winter/snow-themed game music, so lets do it! in 1996!

The year is 1996. Bill Clinton was just elected to a second term as president. Christmas is just around the corner. And what are you doing? Browsing in the local library! Let's see what gems we can find!

RGD Reads... EGM #1!

In this series, we will go through retro gaming magazines to enjoy old games press through the glorious lens of hindsight.

First up in this series, Electronic Gaming Monthly issue #1 from May 1989!

Mega Man 2! Ultima! Bad Dudes! Bubble Bobble!

Let’s take a look.

Five Super Nintendo Game Commercials!

There's something magical about watching television commercials from the past. If you take the time to watch some commercials from a particular time period you'll be able to get a feel of what pop culture was like at the time.

When you watch these five SNES commercials, you'll be able to learn one thing about the early 1990s.

They were weird.

Welcome to Retro Game Dad!

Welcome to a different kind of gaming website.

When I began to think about making the jump into creating a gaming website, I tried to think about the types of websites that are currently out there. Out of all of the types of content that is available pertaining to video games and the written word on the internet, I would wager that “reviews, news & editorials” are likely the most prevalent.

In making the decision to actually create a website, I wanted to do something that was a little different from the standard “gaming website” containing current day reviews, editorials, etc. so I opted to make the focus on retro gaming.

The internet is filled with archives of gaming media from the past, including endless gaming commercials, magazines, promotional material, etc. and those items are things I’ve found to be fascinating. They take me back to my childhood almost like playing the actual video games do.

On this website, expect to see reviews of promotional VHS tapes, old gaming magazines, magazine ads, old game websites and whatever else regarding retro games that comes to mind.

At the core, I want Retro Game Dad to be a chronicle of the world in which the games of my childhood existed.

I plan to do a lot of things with this website in the coming months. I hope you’ll have as much fun with it as I expect to.