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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 →

iCade: One More Go

I seek to answer the question is it an iCade or just iCandy?  On a hot summer day in 2014 my family and I set out for the Underground Retrocade in West Dundee, IL. It had been years since I… Continue Reading →

Atari at 200

I’m always amazed at how quickly I have grown my Atari 2600 collection. A year ago I didn’t even own a 2600, by New Years I had 90 games, and now 6 months later I have +/- 200. Of course… Continue Reading →

Double Your Dragon, Double Your Fun

The original Double Dragon is probably one of the best examples of an NES classic to have been made by a third party. It was the epitome of a “beat’em up” and inspired many knock offs, and even future games. It… 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 →

I Emulate You Man, I Really Do: Out of Left Field

Gaming has taken an unusual and unforeseen turn over the last five years. Although consoles are still strong, no one really could have guessed how cell phones and tablets could change gaming five years ago. Don’t worry PS, XBox, WiiU,… Continue Reading →

I Emulate You Man, I Really Do: PS2 the Unsung Hero

Emulation is nothing new, nor is it a phenomenon strictly confined to the internet. In Gen 3 we got a taste of emulation as Gen 2 Atari games such as Defender, and Mario Brothers made appearences on the NES although somewhat modified… Continue Reading →

Determining Destiny

I recently wrote article here about the possible outcomes we might see for systems entering the Gen 8 fray. In it I mentioned my concerns about XBOX ONE, and it’s weaknesses mainly being in Microsofts rules as far as the… Continue Reading →

How Obscure Can You Get?

Do you have a favorite game that is totally obscure? That one game you spent hours playing that leaves your friends scratching their heads when you call out its title? I have to think no matter what the platform is,… Continue Reading →

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