Retrofitting Games: – Batman: Arkham Knight

Today I ponder what could have been. What if one of our favorite new video games came out in a period long ago? Batman: Arkham Knight is the latest in the series of recent Batman games from Rocksteady and Warner Bros. Out for all of the latest consoles… but what if… what if it actually... Read more

Drink and Video Game Pairings – Battletoads

Battletoads – Aged 20+ Years Battletoads is a classic side scrolling beat-em-up that came out for multiple systems. It would later receive multiple sequels, one of which they even have a crossover with the Double Dragon franchise. For the purpose of this pairing, we suggest the NES version. Alternatively you could substitute this choice with... Read more

The Couch Wasn’t Always This Lonely

A good friend and colleague once said that social video games were a misnomer. That games had always been social, you would go home and play games, come back to school or work to talk about them. You would sit on the same couch to play them together. That social gaming was just video games... Read more

A Race Car Track Changed Everything

I’ve loved video games almost my entire life. Someone asked me how young I was when I started and were surprised to hear getting an NES is one of my earliest memories. It was Christmas and I vaguely remember my sibling and I asking for one (mostly it was them because I was too young... Read more

Press Start to Play

Welcome to Video Game Retrograde. A site dedicated to retro video games. There are many sites dedicated to Video Games, but VGR strives to be different. How so? First we plan to look back on the classic gems from video game history. We won’t ever review a new game coming out on a current console... Read more