Noise From The Basement

Retro Video Games, Vinyl Records, and Other Nostalgia

Year

2014

A Bit of an Issue

My son asks, “Hey Dad, why is it called the Nintendo 64?”To which I reply, “Because it came out in 1964!” being a smart ass.At first he accepts this answer but about 5 seconds later he bounces back with, “No it… Continue Reading →

Time to Get Out the Old…VHS Games???

Here in 2014 with nearly 40+ years of home console and other consumer based video games behind us, we have seen a lot of really odd things. Some made sense, some didn’t, and still some leave us saying “WTF!”. For… Continue Reading →

Thank You August

I have to admit August has been a tough month for me in my personal life, there’s just a lot going on and my stress level has been at 11 most of the month. The worst part is there is… Continue Reading →

Atari at 200

I’m always amazed at how quickly I have grown my Atari 2600 collection. A year ago I didn’t even own a 2600, by New Years I had 90 games, and now 6 months later I have +/- 200. Of course… Continue Reading →

The Podcast of Retro Gaming: 2 Dudes and a NES

Tom Arnold would be impressed! I always find podcast after they have been on for 6 months or more, with 2 years somehow being a magic number. Not, this time though not with 2 Dudes and a NES I managed… Continue Reading →

“Nuts for Nintendo”, Not All That Bad

The year was 1988 and “Nintendo Fever” was kicking into high gear. I guess I was slightly oblivious to this since in my school we were arguing about Commodore 64 vs PC, and the joys of Micro Machines. Some of… Continue Reading →

The Podcast of Retro Gaming: The Upper Memory Block

I will openly admit that I have a lot of interests, as many other American men do. So with that said as long as I am going to spend 8 hours a day behind a desk unable to partake in… Continue Reading →

Revisiting Retro Gaming New Years Resolutions:

Perhaps this would have been more appropriate to do on June 1, or June 30th, but now is as good of a time as any to make sure I am on track with my New Years resolutions. Well at least… Continue Reading →

The Podcast of Retro Gaming: The Retro Rewind Podcast

If you follow my blog you know I am always hunting for new podcasts on retro gaming to help occupy my days. After you have listened to, and are fully caught up on all your favorites you end up have… Continue Reading →

Sometimes the Legends Never Die

Check out this link, about blowing in NES catridges from the Science Channel and PBS  http://sci2.tv/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ScienceChannel/#!/videos/943  Please follow and like us:

Generations: Jet Fighters and Home Consoles – Part 4

Gen 7 & 8 Gaming and Gen 4.5 & 5 Fighters We live in interesting times both for home consoles and jet fighters, due to the fact that generations of both are overlapping and the replacement of one over the… Continue Reading →

"Independence Day" Syndrome – A Gamer Paradox

Probably the number one factor that separates a hipster retro gaming from a legit retro gamer, is the fact that a legit retro gamer has a history with the games that dates back to when they first came out. With… Continue Reading →

To Legacy or Not to Legacy

If your like me and you follow videogame news closely then you probably heard that Hyperkin, announced its plans to come out with a DOSBox-based PC game emulation system sometime in the near future. Now, I don’t know if you… Continue Reading →

Generations: Jet Fighters and Home Consoles Part 3

Gen 5 Gaming and Gen 3 Fighters   Gen 5 is the era of 64-bits, and a great time of change in the world of home consoles. Some would argue that this is the generation retro gaming died in, while… Continue Reading →

PC Gaming's Golden Era – It Wasn't Just About the Games

Amongst retro gamers there are many points of contention, for the most part these points are met with a great deal of fun and humor. For instance there has always been a great deal of back and forth about the… Continue Reading →

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