Noise From The Basement

Retro Video Games, Vinyl Records, and Other Nostalgia

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June 2014

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 →

Off on a Tengen(t)

As many of you may know from reading some my previous articles I have voice been somewhat of a big flights sim nut. This is part of the reason why my initial NES collection was filled with aviation-based games 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 (http://monsterfeet.com/noquarter/ episode 87: Combat School) 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… Continue Reading →

Generations: A Fun Look at Jet Fighters and Consoles-Part 2

Gen 3 and the end of Gen 1 Fighters In consoles gen 3 is when real 8-bit finally “arrived”, the hardware and software had finally reached it’s height and the games became ever more complicated in graphics, and/or game play…. 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 →

Generations: A Fun Look at Jet Fighters and Consoles-Part 1

Fighter planes especially jet fighters have always been a staple of video games. As a matter of fact there was even a video game series in the 90’s just named Jet Fighter about, you guessed it flying a jet fighter.  Last… Continue Reading →

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