Noise From The Basement

Retro Video Games, Vinyl Records, and Other Nostalgia

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2015

A Gamers New Years Resolutions 2016 Edition

Two years ago I published my New Years resolutions for the upcoming year of 2014. By New Years Eve 2014 I found that I was able to accomplish roughly half of what I set out to do, which you have to… Continue Reading →

Channel-F(orgotten)

The box says Bowling Videocart 21. It’s a simple elegantly designed black box, dominated by Bowling pins and a red Bowlingball rolling at them. The box itself is in good shape but still a bit worn, after all it’s 37… Continue Reading →

Saying Goodbye to my Old Game Room

Having a gameroom of any kind isn’t easy when you have a family, but sometimes you do luck out. In my case it was the a-typical basement that became my mancave or as I preferred to call it my gameroom…. Continue Reading →

Happy 30 NES

Looks like this has historically been a busy time of year for Nintendo. A few weeks ago we celebrated 25 years of the Gameboy, and today we are celebrating 30 years of the NES in North America. Once again I… Continue Reading →

Defining 8-bit: Part 2 – Memories and Experiences

In the last part of this series I talked about 8-bit’s legacy, how its sometimes misinterpreted, and its evolution between the Atari 2600 and the NES. Of course the 8-bit era would extend back before the Atari 2600, and after… Continue Reading →

I Emulate You Man, I Really Do: Part 2 – Together Yet Separate

Ok, I know its pretty much been forever since I last visited this series and its a little odd coming back to it after two years. At the same time though I’ve learned a lot in the last two years… Continue Reading →

Happy 25 Gameboy

I’ve started collecting again for my Gameboy’s for the first time in at least 15 years. It’s fun to be a little older and have a little more money to pick up some of those titles I couldn’t get as… Continue Reading →

Defining 8-bit: Part 1 – A Journey into Nostalgia and Perception

About a two years ago I was having a conversation with a hardcore Atari 2600 fan regarding a particular game we both liked, that had both an Atari 2600 port and an NES port. In the conversation I had made some… Continue Reading →

Pardon Me Nintendo, I think you forgot something!!

So I’m downstairs in my game room in front of the TV sitting on the floor and just staring at one of the shelves under the TV with my NES, N64, and Wii in it. My first thought is what… Continue Reading →

Mastering the Unknown – Getting to know the Sega Master System (Part 2)

In part 1 I talked little bit about the Master System, it’s history, and what made me consider getting one for myself. At the end I mentioned that I had gotten a Master System, and that I would be talking… Continue Reading →

Mastering the Unknown – Getting to know the Sega Master System (Part 1)

If you’ve read my blog before then you’ll know that I’m the proud owner of a Sega Genesis, and that I was outright floored the first time I ever played Sonic the Hedgehog and saw just what the Genesis and its 16-bit graphics… Continue Reading →

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