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Retro Video Games, Vinyl Records, and Other Nostalgia

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System Saturday’s: Intellivision – Is it Really Better than the Atari 2600?

There is an old adage “History is Written by the Victors!”. It’s meant to imply that history, and how things are generally remembered, may be swayed by those who came out on top. That is unless, you dig a little… Continue Reading →

The SNES at 25

The date was August 23, 1991, and that year the 23rd fell on a Friday. Don’t ask me to remember the day, or if I remember it having any significance, because I can’t. To many gamers though, it was a… Continue Reading →

Mastering the Unknown – Getting to know the Sega Master System (Part 1)

If you’ve read my blog before then you’ll know that I’m the proud owner of a Sega Genesis, and that I was outright floored the first time I ever played Sonic the Hedgehog and saw just what the Genesis and its 16-bit graphics… Continue Reading →

Choplifter: Rescue From the Edge of Obscurity

There are video games out there that define a platform. Like Super Mario Brothers on the NES, Sonic on Genesis, or Asteroids on the Atari 2600. But then there are those video games out there that define video gaming as a… Continue Reading →

Generations: A Fun Look at Jet Fighters and Consoles-Part 2

Gen 3 and the end of Gen 1 Fighters In consoles gen 3 is when real 8-bit finally “arrived”, the hardware and software had finally reached it’s height and the games became ever more complicated in graphics, and/or game play…. 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After the Atari 7800 I guess Atari figured that it’s numbering system was a bit outdated.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 →

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 →

The Podcast of Retro Gaming: Legacy Music Hour

I hope you’re enjoying this series and I also hope that you’re beginning to listen to some of the podcast that I have suggested to you. For this particular installment I decided to go with a slightly different type of podcast…. Continue Reading →

"In the Beginning…..," Part 2

I left off part 1 with finding Sega Genesis systems trending for lower prices then normal on eBay, and finding a system with everything I wanted, for $1 plus shipping. As I mentioned this Genesis had 2 controllers, 6 sonic… Continue Reading →

"In the Beginning…..," Part 1

When it comes to counsel gaming I pretty much dropped out of that world between 1994 and 1999. I outgrew my NES and got into the wonderful world of PC gaming. Of course had I known the pitfalls of constently… Continue Reading →

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