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When a PS1 Was Just a Playstation

The Playstation arrived on the scene in 1995 to a lot of skepticism. Sony after all made the TV’s we played video games on and not the video games themselves. Besides with Sega and Nintendo who needed anything else. It… Continue Reading →

Rethinking Gen 6's Retro Status or Lack There Of

A couple of months back I wrote an article named PS1 Retro or the Start of a New Era (http://retrovideogamingblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/ps1-retro-or-start-of-new-era.html?m=1) in it I asked why the PS1 is so controversial as a retro gaming system. To say the least I got… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part 3 – Gen 2.5's 5200 Reasons to Cry

You know the Atari 5200 gets knocked a lot by retro gamers. The Angry Video Game Nerdsepisode on it “Atari 5200” was pretty much remorseless towards the old system. I have to say that I loved my Atari 5200 and I know… Continue Reading →

King of Route 66: The Crossover

You know I have been able to do a cross over between my Retro Video Gaming blog (http://retrovideogamingblog.blogspot.com/?m=1) and my Diary on an Amateur Vinyl Record Collector blog (http://briankeating1.wordpress.com) with a great deal of ease since when you get down… Continue Reading →

Getting Dreamy with Dreamcast on the Way to Saturn

If you read my post on Retro Gaming Resolutions from December 30th you know one of my resolutions was to get an Atari 5200 and 7800 in 2014. Then I began to think about other systems out there worth collecting and… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part 2 – Gen 4.5 and the Sega Saga

For Christmas this last year we gave my eldest son Mario vs. Sonic: London 2012 Olympics on the Wii. Even though the title has been out over a year it still came with a hefty price tag new, but he’s… Continue Reading →

"By the Power of Zaxxon, I will Avenge Thee!"

What is that title over the top? You have to admit Zaxxon is a great Sci-Fi word. Now that I have that out of my system……. I think we all know that Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope) impacted… Continue Reading →

Did I Miss Out on NES?

Between articles I have been reading, podcasts, YouTube videos, retro game stores, and eBay I feel like I missed out on NES a lot. I look through my small and somewhat pitiful collection and wonder what the deal is. Maybe… Continue Reading →

The Perfect Gaming Night

Its Friday time to go home relax, and maybe get a few hours of gaming in over the weekend. So I think its a good time to think about your idea of the perfect gaming night. About a year ago… Continue Reading →

The Podcasts of Retro Gaming: The Retronauts

If you’ve read my blog before you know I love podcasts about retrogaming. One of the big issues with that is it seems for every really good podcast there must be three that are so-so. The really great ones tend… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part1- Attack of the Mezzanine Consoles

The video game console industry is a really fascinating sector of the consumer electronics industry. From the standpoint of economics it’s this little microcosm of monopolistic compitition and where the moves of each compitor can impact the others or even… Continue Reading →

A Bare SNESessity

Back on November 11, I wrote an article called “Super Jipped N64 Degrees of Mad with Recent eBay Transactions” (http://retrovideogamingblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/super-jipped-n-64-degrees-of-mad-with.html?m=1). But since then I got a great deal on an N64 (free) and just as my N64 article “Returning to… Continue Reading →

Video Gaming "Beverages"

Did you get enough to drink New Years Eve into New Year’s Day? Perhaps you got a little too much, in which case I would suggest that you stop reading right now. If you’re still thirsty and need get your drink… Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!!!!!!

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Retro Gaming New Years Resolutions

Your going to find out pretty soon that I may be a bit behind on a few things. But all I can say is thank God retro gaming is about the past and I have time to catch up, and… Continue Reading →

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