Noise From The Basement

Retro Video Games, Vinyl Records, and Other Nostalgia

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January 2014

Journey's: Escape

Where were you in 82′? Have you ever seen Tron: Legacy? Probably one of the best scenes in the whole movie is when the main character Sam, walks into his fathers old video arcade, flips the breaker and all the… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part 4- The Cats Ninth Life in Gen 4.5

After the Atari 7800, Atari figured that it’s numbering system was a bit outdated. I think getting into five digits also made it seem a bit ridiculous since Atari 10400 would have been next. So in an era of Super… Continue Reading →

When a PS1 Was Just a Playstation

The Playstation arrived on the scene in 1995 to a lot of skepticism. Sony after all made the TV’s we played video games on, and not the video games themselves. Besides with Sega and Nintendo who needed anything else? It… Continue Reading →

Rethinking Gen 6's Retro Status or Lack There Of

A couple of months back I wrote an article named PS1 Retro or the Start of a New Era and in it I asked why the PS1 is so controversial as a retro gaming system. To say the least I got precisely… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part 3 – Gen 2.5's 5200 Reasons to Cry

You know the Atari 5200 gets knocked a lot by retro gamers. The Angry Video Game Nerd’s episode on it “Atari 5200” was pretty much remorseless towards the old system. I have to say that I loved my Atari 5200 and I know… Continue Reading →

King of Route 66: The Crossover

You know I’ve been able to do a cross over between my Retro Video Gaming blog, and my Diary on an Amateur Vinyl Record Collector with a great deal of ease since when you get down to it both hobbies… Continue Reading →

Getting Dreamy with Dreamcast on the Way to Saturn

If you read my post on Retro Gaming Resolutions from December 30th you know one of my resolutions was to get an Atari 5200 and 7800 in 2014. Than I began to think about other systems out there that are worth… Continue Reading →

Unique “Records”

January 17, 2014 There are a lot of “unique” records out there, one that comes to my mind is a Transformers record I had as a kid. I remember conning my sister into buying it for me at Woolworth’s for… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part 2 – Gen 4.5 and the Sega Saga

For Christmas this last year we gave my eldest son Mario vs. Sonic: London 2012 Olympics on the Wii. Even though the title has been out over a year it still came with a hefty price tag new, but he’s… Continue Reading →

"By the Might of Zaxxon, I will Avenge Thee!"

What is that title over the top? You have to admit Zaxxon is a great Sci-Fi word. Now that I have that out of my system……. I think we all know that Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope) impacted… Continue Reading →

Did I Miss Out on NES?

Between articles I have been reading, podcasts, YouTube videos, retro game stores, and eBay I feel like I missed out on NES a lot. So as I look through my small and somewhat pitiful collection and wonder what the deal… Continue Reading →

The Perfect Gaming Night

Its Friday! Time to go home, relax, and maybe get a few hours of gaming in over the weekend. So I think its a good time to think about your idea of the perfect gaming night. About a year ago… Continue Reading →

The Podcasts of Retro Gaming: The Retronauts

If you’ve read my blog before you know I love podcasts about retro-gaming. One of the big issues with that is it seems for every really good podcast out, there must be three that are so-so, if not completely terrible…. Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part1- Attack of the Mezzanine Consoles

The video game console manufacturing is a really fascinating sector of the consumer electronics industry. From the standpoint of economics it’s this little microcosm of monopolistic competition and were the moves of each competitor can impact all the others or… Continue Reading →

A Bare SNESessity

Back on November 11, I wrote an article called “Super Jipped N64 Degrees of Mad with Recent eBay Transactions” . But since then I got a great deal on an N64 (free) and just as my N64 article “Returning to… Continue Reading →

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