Feeling Old

Feeling Old Yet? Your Favorite Games Are Becoming Retro

Remember the days of coming home from school, crashing on the couch, and firing up the ole Xbox or PlayStation? Then maybe later, a couple friends would come by for a few levels of Super Money Ball?

Ah, those were the days. I can just see my broken Xbox mic, which was the result of a fit from dying for the hundredth time on Call of Duty 2. After that, no one heard me yelling.

Surprisingly enough, the systems we grew up on like the GameCube, Wii, PS2, PS3, Xbox, and Xbox 360, are turning into modern vintage gaming.

Usually when we think of vintage gaming, the classics come to mind like the NES, SNES, or SEGA Genesis. All of these have gotten a mini console reproduction, where the companies remake a tiny version of the consoles and load them with a bunch of games. Even Sony gave the original PlayStation this treatment.

However, with the PS5 and Xbox Scarlet on the horizon, the system that might be collecting dust in our rooms are becoming or have become obsolete.

It’s hard to believe that our beloved consoles are an artifact of the past, considering how well the graphics hold up. Recently I’ve been playing Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pac Man World 2, and Frogger Beyond on the Xbox, and those games are still fun to play. Sure, the picture isn’t in 4K ultra HD, but the graphics are still impressive.

Feeling Old 2As for HD consoles like the Xbox 360 and PS3, those games are still incredible and there are some folks still playing them.

So what’s the point of guiding you through all these levels? Well right now, these games are undesired.

If you see a rack of them at GameStop, they’re always having a BOGO sale with these games. If not now, soon when the next gen consoles come out, GameStop will try to give these away.

Outside of GameStop, you can purchase a lot of classic titles for cheap at $5.  Some notable listings at $5 include The Last of Us, Skyrim, and anything from the awesome Uncharted series. On 360, Halo 3, Fable II, and Gears 2 go for the same. Mind you, they were once sold for $60 when they were initially released.

If you’re thinking about getting into gaming, now’s the time to jump on a quality console that has hundreds of great titles at a bargain. It makes for a fun start because you’re not sinking over $300 into a new system that has a limited amount games for $60 a pop.

Then for those who have the consoles, show them some love. Hop on eBay for some games or stop by a garage sale. Until I bought Buffy, my poor Xbox was laying there collecting dust like all of those textbooks that I burnt cash on over the past four years.

I mean, when am I ever going to read something like Machiavelli’s The Prince? I’m kidding professors (kind of).

I’m not a huge gamer, nor am I any good at them (I’m still stuck on that Call of Duty 2 level by the way). But if you’re thinking about having fun with games, now’s the best time to pick up the controller.