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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 Fridays: The Diaries – The Weekend of May, 5, 2017

Well, another week survived! This one went quick and without a lot of annoyances, which makes me nervous about what this next week may bring. But hey, I got a few beers in on the long train ride home, and… Continue Reading →

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 →

8-bit Fridays: The Diaries – March 24, 2017

Well here we are, after several weeks I’m finally getting the chance to write another 8-bit Friday’s entry. It’s been a tough one since the weekends have been hectic for a number of reasons. Here we are though with a… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays – Getting to Know the Atari Lynx

One of my New Years resolutions for this year was to get myself an Atari Lynx, and round about February I did, thanks to Best Electronics. I’d pretty much been shopping for a Lynx since October of 2015 after I… 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 →

8-bit Fridays – The Diaries: March 25, 2016

The continuing saga of gaming versus time, while being a responsible adult.  I’ve had some pretty odd times as far as gaming goes since my last 8-bit Friday’s posting. By that I mean opportunities have presented themselves that have allowed 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 →

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 →

Off on a Tengen(t)

As many of you may know from reading some my previous articles I have voice been somewhat of a big flights sim nut. This is part of the reason why my initial NES collection was filled with aviation-based games many… Continue Reading →

Return of the 5200: Part 2 – 5200 The Connection

I ended up picking up this 5200 for a heck of a price on eBay. It was one of those instances where the seller “couldn’t test the system, but it worked the last time he played it”. So with the… Continue Reading →

Stop Collecting, Start Playing

“It’s a really great game, do you have it in your collection?” “Yes I do” he says with hesitation, “And from the 60 seconds of it I played it does seem like a really great game!” “60 seconds?”, his friend… 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 →

Generations: A Fun Look at Jet Fighters and Consoles-Part 1

Fighter planes especially jet fighters have always been a staple of video games. As a matter of fact there was even a video game series in the 90’s just named Jet Fighter about, you guessed it flying a jet fighter.  Last… Continue Reading →

Getting a Case of the NES Blues….I mean Reds!

To me the NES is the epitome of a retro gaming system. As big of a fan of Atari as I am there is nothing like the feel of opening the door on the NES, putting the cartridge in, pushing… Continue Reading →

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