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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 →

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 →

A Gamers New Years Resolutions- 2017 Edition

Well, if you read my blog than you’ll know I did an article summarizing my 2016 gaming year just a few days ago. Now it’s time to concentrate on 2017, and my gaming goals for this year. To be honest… 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 →

8-Bit Fridays: Backlogs V – The Legend Continues

I’ll openly admit pushing through 29 games on one platform in less then 48 hours is pretty taxing. But with my Atari 7800 collection now checked in and cataloged I’ve come to realize I’m about 10 games away from completing… 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 →

8-bit Fridays: The Backlogs – August 19, 2016

In my 8-Bit Friday Diary entries, I often talk about my Friday purchases. Of course I don’t only buy on Friday’s especially if I run across a great deal, or if it’s an auction closing during the week. I’ve also… 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 →

Defining 8-bit: Part 2 – Memories and Experiences

In the last part of this series I talked about 8-bit’s legacy, how its sometimes misinterpreted, and its evolution between the Atari 2600 and the NES. Of course the 8-bit era would extend back before the Atari 2600, and after… 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 →

Mastering the Unknown – Getting to know the Sega Master System (Part 2)

In part 1 I talked little bit about the Master System, it’s history, and what made me consider getting one for myself. At the end I mentioned that I had gotten a Master System, and that I would be talking… Continue Reading →

Time to Get Out the Old…VHS Games???

Here in 2014 with nearly 40+ years of home console and other consumer based video games behind us, we have seen a lot of really odd things. Some made sense, some didn’t, and still some leave us saying “WTF!”. For… Continue Reading →

Revisiting Retro Gaming New Years Resolutions:

Perhaps this would have been more appropriate to do on June 1, or June 30th, but now is as good of a time as any to make sure I am on track with my New Years resolutions. Well at least… Continue Reading →

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