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,… 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 yet some leave us saying “WTF!”…. 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, but by New Years I had 90 games, and now 6 months later I have +/- 200. Of… 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 boys in my school we were arguing about Commodore 64 vs PC, and the joys of Micro Machines. Some… 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’ m 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 →

"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 video game news closely, then you’ve 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… Continue Reading →

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

Among retro gamer’s 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 →

Off on a Tengen(t)

As many of you may know from reading some my previous articles, I’ve always been somewhat of a big flight sim nut. This is part of the reason why my initial NES collection was filled with aviation-based games, and many… Continue Reading →

Return of the 5200: Part 2 – 5200 The Connection

I ended up picking up this 5200 for a heck of a price on eBay. It was one of those instances where the seller “couldn’t test the system, but it worked the last time he played it”. So with the… Continue Reading →

Choplifter: Rescue From the Edge of Obscurity

There are video games out there that define a platform. Like Super Mario Brothers on the NES, Sonic on Genesis, or Asteroids on the Atari 2600. But then there are those video games out there that define video gaming as a… Continue Reading →

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