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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Enter the 7800

The Atari 7800 and I have a complicated past, dating back to 1988. It all started when was given an Atari 7800 for Christmas that year, that I quickly found out didn’t work. Of course it was no major loss… Continue Reading →

How Star Fox and Firefly suck worse then ET

Star Fox, and Firefly suck far worse than ET! Wait you didn’t think I was talking about Starfox the SNES classic did you? Or that I was talking about the Joss Whedon, Nathon Fillion classic Sci-Fi show Firefly? Hell no! Becuase those are… Continue Reading →

Alamogordo: E.T. vs Economics

The date is April 27, 2014 and after years of urban myths, rumors, and attempts to prove or disprove them, a mix of video game enthusiasts, archeologist, tech writers, hucksters, filmmakers, and newsmen looking for a story on a slow… Continue Reading →

Getting a Case of the NES Blues….I mean Reds!

To me the NES is the epitome of a retro gaming system. As big of a fan of Atari as I am there is nothing like the feel of opening the door on the NES, putting the cartridge in, pushing… Continue Reading →

A Look at the Evolution on Controllers

To me controllers are the unsung heros of video gaming. Everyone talks about the consoles or the games but the controllers get very little attention paid to them. Sure we might say a controller is good or bad, or remark… Continue Reading →

Return of the 5200: Part 1 – 5200 Memories

That’s right I’m going to be talking about the Atari 5200 again! If you read my Retro Gaming New Years Resolutions (http://retrovideogamingblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/retro-gaming-new-years-resolutions.html) you probably know that one of my resolutions for this year was to get both an Atari 5200… Continue Reading →

I <3 IMagic

Happy Valentines Day!!! Is your day Imagical yet! Sorry for the pun but I wanted to take some time to talk about video game maker Imagic, and my love for their games. Now if your not familiar with Imagic don’t worry,… Continue Reading →

Keeping it Real (Time)!

So it’s winter which means that the weather has given us a good excuse to sit around and play video games without the guilt of wasting a nice day. For me I have finally had a chance to play Halo… Continue Reading →

Atari's Big 9-0

When 2013 drew to an end my final count of Atari 2600 games collected in 2013 numbered 85. This isn’t too bad considering I didn’t start collecting until mid-October.  But even though 85 is an impressive number there is some… Continue Reading →

Journey's: Escape

Where were you in 82′? Have you ever seen Tron: Legacy? Probably one of the best scenes in the movie is when the main character Sam walks into his fathers old video arcade, flips the breaker and all the machines… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part 4- The Cats Ninth Life in Gen 4.5

After the Atari 7800 I guess Atari figured that it’s numbering system was a bit outdated. I think getting into five digits also made it bit rediculous since Atari 10400 would have been next. So in and era of Super… Continue Reading →

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