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Retro Video Games, Vinyl Records, and Other Nostalgia

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September 2016

8-bit Fridays: The Diaries – September 23, 2016

With the stressful Monday morning meeting I mentioned last week past, the remaining week got strange whereby the remaining stressful events seemed to fall off my calendar, sadly delaying themselves for the next week. Of course that sounds pleasant, but… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays – 3D-Oh-No

In the world of consumer electronics the years of 1991-1996 where a time of tremendous innovation and change, and the impact of those five years can still be felt today. Intel introduced its first Pentium microprocessors, Microsoft introduced Windows 95′,… Continue Reading →

8-Bit Fridays: Backlogs V – The Legend Continues

I’ll openly admit pushing through 29 games on one platform in less then 48 hours is pretty taxing. But with my Atari 7800 collection now checked in and cataloged I’ve come to realize I’m about 10 games away from completing… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays – Saturday Saturn-Day

I’ve had my Sega Saturn now since just before I attended Midwest Gaming Classics in April. With my usual system backlogs though it took me about a month to finally plug it in and try it out. Once I did… Continue Reading →

Discovering the Audio-Technica LP-60

About a year ago or so ago my old Sony turntable started to act a bit funny, when the records started to play a little slowly. To be honest at that point it was near fifteen years old and even… Continue Reading →

8-Bit Friday’s: The Backlogs IV – Overwhelmingly Atari

So as promised at the end of Backlogs III, this weekend was the land of the Atari 2600 and 7800. Actually, all of the games this weekend are going to be played on the 7800, since it’s backward compatible with… Continue Reading →

I Played it Before it Was Cool!

I’ve heard the number one sign you may be a hipster is when you say you were into something before it was “cool”. I really don’t say that about much, but there are a few things that I can say… Continue Reading →

Trekking Through Games: Celebrating the 25th on the 50th

Star Trek’s 25th Anniversary, 25 years later on its 50th Anniversary As we celebrate Star Treks 50th anniversary today I want to take you back in gaming 25, well actually 24, years ago to celebrate a milestone in video gaming, and Star… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: The Backlogs III – Labor Day Weekend 2016

Going from the SNES and SMS to the XBox 360 last weekend was actually a huge system shock for me. It’s easy when playing NES, SNES, and SMS games to forget just how much games have evolved in the past… Continue Reading →

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