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A Look at the Evolution on Controllers

To me controllers are the unsung heroes of video gaming. Everyone talks about the consoles and the games but the controllers get very little attention in the grand scheme of things. Sure we might say a controller is good or… Continue Reading →

Return of the 5200: Part 1 – 5200 Memories

That’s right I’m going to be talking about the Atari 5200 again! If you read my Retro Gaming New Years Resolutions  you probably know that one of my resolutions for this year was to get both an Atari 5200 and… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part 4- The Cats Ninth Life in Gen 4.5

After the Atari 7800, Atari figured that it’s numbering system was a bit outdated. I think getting into five digits also made it seem a bit ridiculous since Atari 10400 would have been next. So in an era of Super… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part 3 – Gen 2.5's 5200 Reasons to Cry

You know the Atari 5200 gets knocked a lot by retro gamers. The Angry Video Game Nerd’s episode on it “Atari 5200” was pretty much remorseless towards the old system. I have to say that I loved my Atari 5200 and I know… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part1- Attack of the Mezzanine Consoles

The video game console manufacturing is a really fascinating sector of the consumer electronics industry. From the standpoint of economics it’s this little microcosm of monopolistic competition and were the moves of each competitor can impact all the others or… Continue Reading →

Retro Gaming New Years Resolutions

Your going to find out pretty soon that I may be a bit behind on a few things. But all I can say is thank God retro gaming is about the past, and I have time to catch up, and… Continue Reading →

Story of an Atari 2600: Part 1

I’m not stranger to Atari’s, or its compatibles. As a small boy we had Coleco Geminis, Sears game systems, and actual Atari’s. I remember when I was 5 or 6 we fried one of the Colecos, and one of the… Continue Reading →

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