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Trekking Through Games: Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator

Star Trek has received at least one title on many video game consoles for last 40 years now. It’s a testament to the shows enduring legacy, as well as its fan base. These are fans who let the shows originality… Continue Reading →

8-bit Friday’s: The Diaries – June 2nd, 2017

Occasionally gameplay over my weekend feels like it has to be chiseled out of small crevices, and taken in bite size portions similar to a Snickers Fun Size you get on Halloween. This was one such weekend as graduations parties,… Continue Reading →

8-bit Friday’s: The Diaries – May 19th, 2017

Well, it’s been one of the weeks where it’s been hard to get out of bed in the mornings for work, and even harder to stay awake through the morning hours. To say the least this weekend has been a… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Black Friday Memiors

There’s nothing like scoring that one item on Black Friday, that’s at just the right price and that you’ve waited so long for.  Too bad I don’t really know what’s that like. The closest I really came was in 2011… Continue Reading →

8-Bit Friday’s: The Backlogs IV – Overwhelmingly Atari

So as promised at the end of Backlogs III, this weekend was the land of the Atari 2600 and 7800. Actually, all of the games this weekend are going to be played on the 7800, since it’s backward compatible with… Continue Reading →

Trekking Through Games: The Away Missions – Star Trek: The MotionPicture

The year was 1979, and Sci-fi space dramas on the big screen where coming back into fashion after Twentieth-Century Fox’s huge success with Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977. So Paramount Studios looking to claim a genre success of… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays – The Diaries: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone! Oh, and yes welcome to the unofficial start of summer! This may not be the first three day weekend to occur since I’ve been writing these but it is the first that has given me… Continue Reading →

The Coleco Gemini and I

It’s weird to hear the name Coleco being thrown around again as a hot topic, and even being dragged through the mud. Right now the big topic is the Coleco Chameleon, with its Phoenix like resurrection from the flames of… Continue Reading →

A Gamers New Years Resolutions 2016 Edition

Two years ago I published my New Years resolutions for the upcoming year of 2014. By New Years Eve 2014 I found that I was able to accomplish roughly half of what I set out to do, which you have to… Continue Reading →

Channel-F(orgotten)

The box says Bowling Videocart 21. It’s a simple elegantly designed black box dominated by  Bowling pins and a red Bowlingball rolling at them. The box itself is in good shape but still a bit worn, after all it’s 37… Continue Reading →

I Emulate You Man, I Really Do: Part 2 – Together Yet Separate

Ok, I know its pretty much been forever since I last visited this series and its a little odd coming back to it after two years. At the same time though I’ve learned a lot in the last two years… Continue Reading →

Defining 8-bit: Part 1 – A Journey into Nostalgia and Perception

About a two years ago I was having a conversation with a hardcore Atari 2600 fan regarding a particular game we both liked, that had both an Atari 2600 port and an NES port. In the conversation I had made some… Continue Reading →

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