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8-bit Fridays: The Diaries – March 24, 2017

Well here we are, after several weeks I’m finally getting the chance to write another 8-bit Friday’s entry. It’s been a tough one since the weekends have been hectic for a number of reasons. Here we are though with a… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays: Am I Joining the Darkside and becoming PC Gamer?

If you were to set the current gaming world against the Star Wars universe console gamers would see themselves as the rebels and Jedi, against the PC gamers Sith and Imperials (as for the arcade game purist I could only… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays: Welcome to Generation 9 – An Outsiders View of the Nintendo Switch

Yesterday, March 3rd, 2017 Nintendo launched the Switch, a next generation version of its Wii U, but with the portability of a 3DS. I wasnt’ lucky enough to get into the pre-order for this system, and feel ever so slightly… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays – The Brief and Odd Life of the Sega 32x

The Sega 32x is one of the most unusual consoles to have ever been on the market. First of all the system wasn’t sole supportive like any other consoles, and required the Sega Genesis (Maga-Drive) to operate. As strange as… Continue Reading →

The Organized Gamer: Revisiting Runner Apps Video Game Collector App

Four years ago I wrote an article about a collector’s app I was using to keep track of my gaming collection, and since then I have used the app pretty extensively. In my 8-bit Friday’s and Backlog’s articles when I… Continue Reading →

Trekking Through Games: Away Missions – Star Trek: The Clone Wars?

At this point I can easily say I’ve been through just about all the Star Trek series at least 3 times on Netflix over the past year and half. Now days when it’s on it’s mainly as background noise, and… Continue Reading →

8-Bit Fridays: The Diaries – February 10, 2017

Well, welcome back to my old school “Diaries” edition, which is where I started off on 8-bit Fridays and like returning too.   This Weeks Buy’s:   It’s been a week of lost auctions so nothing to report this week…. Continue Reading →

System Saturday’s: Sega’s Game Gear not Really Game Gear

My big introduction to Sega was when I picked up my Genesis in 2013 and found myself blown away by the system itself as well as the Sonic games I got with it. A year later Sega would impress me… Continue Reading →

Belated Christmas Bounties

I know it’s a bit late, but in the process of writing another article I realized I never covered the gaming related items I got for, and even a little before, Christmas of 2016.   Black Friday & Residuals:  … Continue Reading →

8-bit Friday’s: Vintage Computers Edition

This weekend came on and went a bit unexpectedly game wise. Things ended up taking an unusual turn Friday timewise, and still going off my momentum from last week’s deep game plays and Sega-CD setup, I found myself with the… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: The Backlogs – The Launch Edition

Sometimes things work out so that allow you to get things done. For me this weekend spelled a lot of housework, and home projects being worked on, as well as ample time for games. For me that meant 25 games… Continue Reading →

8-bit Friday’s: The Backlogs – 2016’s Unplayed

It’s been a while since I’ve done an 8-bit Friday, and even longer since I’ve done a backlog posting. To be honest the end of 2016 left me with a large load of unplayed games, despite not buying much in… Continue Reading →

A Gamers New Years Resolutions- 2017 Edition

Well, if you read my blog than you’ll know I did an article summarizing my 2016 gaming year just a few days ago. Now it’s time to concentrate on 2017, and my gaming goals for this year. To be honest… Continue Reading →

2016 A Year in Review

When a year draws to an end there are always two things that amaze me. One is looking back on how fast the year past, and two is looking back on how slowly the year past. I know it’s a… Continue Reading →

Christmas Memories: Gaming Before the Big Day

Usually when we get together as gamers and discuss Christmas memories it’s about what we found under the tree the day of. But, this year I wanted to take a different approach and talk about those gaming memories that lead… Continue Reading →

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