Noise From The Basement

Retro Video Games, Vinyl Records, and Other Nostalgia

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June 2014

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 →

Stop Collecting, Start Playing

“It’s a really great game, do you have it in your collection?” “Yes I do” he says with hesitation, “And from the 60 seconds of it I played, it does seem like a really great game!” “60 seconds?”, his friend… Continue Reading →

Collector, Hipster, or Legit?

This week on the No Quarter Podcast , the hosts Mike and Carrington got into an argument about whether or not someone who buys their games on eBay is an actual collector. I was inclined to agree with Carrington that collecting off… Continue Reading →

Double Your Dragon, Double Your Fun

The original Double Dragon is probably one of the best examples of an NES classic to have been made by a third party. It was the epitome of a “beat’em up” and inspired many knock offs, and even future games. It… Continue Reading →

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