Noise From The Basement

Retro Video Games, Vinyl Records, and Other Nostalgia

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November 2013

Black Friday Video Game Memories

Over just the past few years the entire identity of Black Friday has been a bit muddled and lost. It use to be about getting up in the dark and fighting the cold, to go out to some store to… Continue Reading →

Who Will Be Left Standing at the End of Gen 8: Part 2

We left off examining the potential downfall of the WiiU, and maybe even Nintendo in part one. We also established that  in the less then 40 years of the video gaming industries history, that every decade had has its tribulations… Continue Reading →

No Respect for the Last Connection to Gamings Past

Video gaming whether modern or retro always has its 800 pound Gorilla in the room, usually multiple ones. There are the bad things we don’t want to talk about like the whole Custers Revenge thing, and then there are the… Continue Reading →

Sorting Out Your Game Collection

I have a pretty good memory, but there’s games in my collection I don’t always remember. This is particularly true in collecting Atari 2600 games, especially when you can pick up whole lots of 10+ each on e-bay fairly inexpensively…. Continue Reading →

Who Will Be Left Standing at the End of Gen 8: Part 1

You know the video game industry as a self contained unit is a fascinating thing. It’s an industry that is totally driven by consumerism and it’s products are purely the purchases of those with disposable income. Meaning consumers can abandon… Continue Reading →

I Emulate You Man, I Really Do: Introduction

If your new to retro gaming then you are probably not aware that there two ways of retro gaming. One way is the traditional way  legitimate way, that is getting an old counsel of your choice, the games you want,… Continue Reading →

"In the Beginning…..," Part 2

I left off part 1 with finding Sega Genesis systems trending for lower prices then normal on eBay, and finding a system with everything I wanted, for $1 plus shipping. As I mentioned this Genesis had 2 controllers, 6 sonic… Continue Reading →

The Podcasts of Retro Gaming: The Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast

I have to admit in the short time I have been involved in the retro gaming community I have been impressed. There is a lot of love out there for old games, and a lot of really passionate people who… Continue Reading →

Super Jipped N 64 Degrees of Mad with Recent eBay Transactions.

If you’ve read any of my past articles you will know that I buy most of my systems off eBay. Yeah I know, when it comes to retro gaming I should save a little dough and hit garage sales, resale… Continue Reading →

Going Retro in More then One Way

Do you have more than one hobby? I do, I have several, and sometimes I wish I didn’t so I could just be really awesome at one in particular. But, sometimes I’m glad I do have more then one, because… Continue Reading →

PS1 Retro or the Start of the New Era

If your like me and your digging deeper and deeper into the retro gaming community you will eventually come across one particular ongoing argument, “What’s a Retro system? And what isn’t?”. I know for instance that you should never suggest… Continue Reading →

What is a Mid-Core Gamer?

You know in the short time that I have had this blog up I have been asked by a few folks, what is a mid-core gamer? Mostly the question is asked by those who don’t know that there are different… Continue Reading →

"In the Beginning…..," Part 1

When it comes to counsel gaming I pretty much dropped out of that world between 1994 and 1999. I outgrew my NES and got into the wonderful world of PC gaming. Of course had I known the pitfalls of constently… Continue Reading →

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