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8-bit Fridays: Out Into the Late Night Rift – Part 4: Changes for CBS, Late Late Success, and Elsewhere in the Dark

CBS’s change of guard   For CBS, Letterman had been slowly but surely losing viewers, a situation made worse by Jimmy Kimmel, and only further exaggerated by Jimmy Fallon taking over The Tonight Show. One CBS executive was heard to… Continue Reading →

Trekking Through Games: Star Trek: New Worlds

I’m I was thinking about writing this weeks piece on Star Trek: New Worlds, after I had sent some feelers out about it on social media a weeks ago. But, to be honest I didn’t get many responses except one… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: Out Into the Late Night Rift – Part 3: ABC & NBC 2009

ABC Throws its Hat in the Ring For ABC late night pretty much meant and still means Nightline. Nightline started in 1980 after the Iran Hostage Crisis, and pretty much gained a footing from there as a news based talk… Continue Reading →

Gamer Reads: Starship Troopers

When you think of video games it’s doubtful you think of books, especially novels, at the same time. Video games after all are “the enemy of books and therefore their exact opposite” or so those of us of a certain… Continue Reading →

8-Bit Friday's: Out Into the Late Night Rift – Part 2: The Insomniac Abyss & 1993

When it’s not Friday a.k.a. Delving into the Insomniacs Abyss For NBC the territory of 12:35 to 1:05 AM is somewhat unchallenged territory. Of course as previously mentioned this was once the home to Friday Night Videos on Fridays, but… Continue Reading →

Trekking Through Games: Starfleet Command

I’m aware its been sometime since I wrote something for my Trekking series. It’s not that I had fallen out of love for the idea or that my Trek phase had ended, but more or less I just haven’t had… Continue Reading →

8-Bit Friday’s: Out Into the Late Night Rift – Part1: Friday Night Videos

About two weeks ago my wife and I started out a Friday evening watching a repeat of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and ended up staying up long enough to finish Late Night with Seth Meyer, and briefly into… Continue Reading →

No Mans Sky Meets Gamings Falling Skies of Behavior

About three weeks ago we first started hearing rumors that No Mans Sky may be delayed by a few months. As someone who pre-ordered the game I just said “cool!” and went about my daily life, I mean sure I’d love to… Continue Reading →

8-bit Friday's – The Diaries: June 3, 2016

Well welcome to the month of June. It’s been pretty hot one here in Northern Illinois, which to me is a good sign we’ll have a real summer. Anyway, it’s been a long week even if it has been only… Continue Reading →

iCade: One More Go

I seek to answer the question is it an iCade or just iCandy?  On a hot summer day in 2014 my family and I set out for the Underground Retrocade in West Dundee, IL. It had been years since I… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays – The Diaries: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone! Oh, and yes welcome to the unofficial start of summer! This may not be the first three day weekend to occur since I’ve been writing these but it is the first that has given me… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays – The Diaries: May 20th, 2016

Friday May 20, 2016 Well, its been a long five weeks since I posted last. A combination of long Fridays, and traveling have lead to my game play plans basically taking a backseat as either just not being around, or… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays – The Diaries: April 15, 2016

Field Trips and New Obsessions It’s been a pretty full three weeks since my last entry. For April 1st my 8-bit Friday would be taken up by my visit to Level 257. The Friday following April 8th, we where in… Continue Reading →

Level 257 – A Retro Gaming Field Trip

On a hot late July day last year my family and I drove down to Schaumburg, Illinois to visit one very specific place, Level 257. I had come across the barcade in late 2014 before it even opened, and had… Continue Reading →

The Retro Gaming Price Bubble is Nothing New: Comparing Electric Trains and Video Games

Classic Lionel Santa Fe F3 with the NES and SNES When it comes to the classic video game market we’re currently experiencing, I suddenly find myself having déjà vu. I guess this is because I’m in the very unique position of… Continue Reading →

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