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Save Money on Video Games with Terry Stevens: Budget Gamer & Gaming Generations! Today's Topic: Retro Gaming!

by Terry Stevens

Hi, Im Terry Stevens, Radio Personality, Copywriter, Producer and Budget Gamer.

Whats a Budget Gamer? I'm glad I pretended you asked.

A Budget Gamer is any gamer who has to plan out how he spends his gaming money. As a married father of two who has to pinch pennies so hard that I can make a dime pop out of them, Im always looking for ways to make my gaming habit more affordable. Gaming Generations in Rib Mountain and Rothschild and I have teamed up to help gamers enjoy their hobby while being able to afford food, shelter, clothing, etc.

If you just realized that you're a budget gamer too, read on! If you're like Bruce Wayne/Tony Stark/Scrooge McDuck rich, this series probably isn't for you.

You just know he made Robin be Player 2 all...the...time.

PHOTO CREDIT: By ABC Television (eBay item photo front photo back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today's Budget Gamer Blog is about Retro Gaming.

I love old-school games. As a kid, I logged more hours on the NES and SNES than I can count. The Christmas that my girlfriend bought me an N64 was the moment that I knew she would be my wife. Later, when said girlfriend, now wife, bought an X-Box for me, I knew I made the right marital choice.

My most current systems are an X-Box 360 and my PC. However, down in my basement (which I've dubbed The Terry-tory) reside my X-Box and GameCube. Both systems have an incredible catalog of classic games, and I've only played a fraction of them.

Most places have completely phased out anything older than X-Box 360, PS4, Wii generation games these days, leaving retro-loving Budget Gamers like me in the lurch.

Thankfully, Gaming Generations hasn't forgotten about us Budget Gamers who still love old-school games.

NES? They've got it. I picked up a copy of NES Ice Hockey for a buddy of mine who said he couldn't find it anywhere (even though I still say Blades of Steel is a way better hockey game. You be the judge).

SNES? Yup. Super Metroid, aka THE BEST 2-D METROID, is in stock.

Sega, N64, PS1, PS2, Xbox, Gamecube? Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

Handhelds? Yup. I even saw a couple of 1st gen Gameboy Games.

You kids and yer full-color screens. Back in my day, we only had grey and pea soup green.

PHOTO CREDIT: By Boffy b [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Retro Gaming is about as Budget Gamer friendly as it gets. You can pick up a retro system for a little bit of cash and have access to a library of games that go for less than 5 or 10 bucks a piece in most cases.

Until next time, game on!

[Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a sponsored post. The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.]

*** In addition to being a budget gamer, "Scary" Terry Stevens is a radio host for Midwest Communications. You can Book Face with him here .