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8-bit Fridays Game & Watches: Sabrina the Teenage Witch

I came home from work one evening in 1996 and flipped on the TV, which had been on Family Channel from night before.The movie listing said Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and as I was about to change channels I caught… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays Game & Watches: Defiance & Falling Skies – Part 2 Falling Skies

In part one I spoke about Defiance as part of a trend of alien invasion shows we saw early in this decade. Falling Skies like Defiance was another one of the better TV shows this short and unceremonious era produced,… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: The Diaries – April 21, 2017

So as indicated last week the games are piling up again, especially for the PS1, but this weekend although tenuous, should have a bit of room to get into a few titles. This Weeks Buys: As previously indicated I’m trying… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays Game & Watches: Defiance & Falling Skies – Part 1 Defiance

Towards the beginning of our current decade there was an influx of alien invasion and/or alien coexistence television shows that aired. To be honest I think it had a lot to do with riding the Stefanie Meyer train and hoping… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays Game & Watches: MST3K Season 11

I know I started mentioning this in my most recent post, but I thought I would take some time to talk about the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, season 11 on Netflix. Of course I have no doubt… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: Lost Weekend’s and Cheap Thrills

A year ago last weekend I was in Milwaukee for Midwest Gaming Classics. It was my intention to go again this year, but due to an endless string of flu and other illness it became pretty clear at the beginning… Continue Reading →

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 →

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