Blast From The Past Gaming

We all have a favorite game from our childhood. Maybe it was Mario Kart on the Nintendo 64, or maybe it was Sonic the Hedgehog on Sega Genesis. Whatever your favorite game is, I'm sure you still think about playing it now and again. But what if I told you that you could play all of those old games right now? You don't need to dig out your dusty consoles and plug them into an old TV—you can just download emulators for free!


You may be thinking, “Wait, what?” or “But I remember playing this game on my Xbox.” You wouldn't be wrong--the original PlayStation 2 console was released in 2000, and it sold over 150 million units worldwide before being discontinued in 2013. The PlayStation 2 is considered to be the best-selling home gaming console of all time (and for good reason).

The PS2 was also home to many games that would go on to become icons in their own right: God of War and Metal Gear Solid are some of the most popular franchises today, but they both made their first appearances on this platform.


The Xbox was released in 2001, and was Microsoft's first console. It was also the first gaming console to feature an internal hard drive, which allowed you to save your game progress and settings without having to use memory cards.

The original Xbox is backwards compatible with the original Xbox games (but not any other consoles), so if you have some old discs lying around from when your parents owned one of these bad boys back in the day, then don't worry--you can still play them on yours!


If you're looking to buy a Wii game, there are several options. If you want to play your Wii games on your new Nintendo Switch console, then all the games will work just fine! However, if you want to play them on another device—like an Xbox or PlayStation—then some of those options are limited.

To play Wii games on a separate device than your current system (outside of playing with someone else who owns one), there are two options available: downloading from an online store like Amazon and Steam; or buying physical copies from eBay/Amazon Marketplace sellers and taking them with you wherever you go.

The digital distribution method involves purchasing digital downloads through websites such as Amazon and Steam before downloading them onto any device that has access to Wi-Fi or cellular data connection (and therefore internet access). This method requires either having an active internet connection at all times while playing or using an external hard drive so that all games can be stored locally without needing internet access at all times during gameplay sessions. Physical copies only require being able to plug in the console while playing; however these tend not be available unless ordered directly from eBay/Amazon Marketplace sellers first because most retailers no longer carry them due ightweightedness="0">


The Game Boy was released in 1989 and it was the first handheld video game system. It was also the first portable gaming device to feature a color screen. The original Game Boy played games on cartridges, which were inserted into the top of the device (like Nintendo's handhelds before it).

The original model had a black-and-white display with an LED backlight that could be turned off when playing in complete darkness or conserving battery life (which lasted about 8 hours on 4 AA batteries). It wasn't able to play audio CDs or cassette tapes, but did have mono speaker output along with stereo headphone jacks so that players didn't need their own headphones every time they wanted to listen quietly while someone else slept nearby.

The cost of a game cartridge ranged from $35-$50 depending on what kind you wanted for your console; however, additional accessories like extra game controllers were priced between $17-$25 each if purchased separately from games themselves!


The GameCube, released on September 14, 2001 in Japan and November 18, 2001 in North America and Europe, was Nintendo's fourth home video game console. The system competed with Sony's PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's Xbox. It was smaller than both of its competitors at 4 cm (1.6") tall, 8 cm (3") wide, and just 18 cm (7") long—the smallest of the sixth generation consoles.

It was also the least expensive to produce of its generation; at a retail price of $199 it cost less than half as much as either the PS2 ($299) or Xbox ($299).

Play games from your childhood again!

If you're a gamer, chances are you have fond memories of playing some games from your childhood. These are the games that got you into gaming in the first place and helped shape your perspective on what makes a game great. And now that technology has advanced to the point where just about any video game can be played anywhere, there's no reason not to play these gems again or share them with friends and family who never had access to them before!

In this article we'll talk about how you can play those oldies-but-goodies again, but first let's look at why it's fun for everyone involved:

  • Playing retro games is fun because it takes us back in time when we were kids immersed in our favorite worlds without worrying about careers or bills or relationships (though if your life was perfect then as well, please disregard).

  • Playing retro games is good for children because they're learning skills like hand-eye coordination while also experiencing real nostalgia around their favorite characters and settings.

  • Playing retro games is good for adults because they bring back happy feelings associated with simpler times when most tasks were completed at home by yourself instead of online communities providing instant answers."

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