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Retro Video Games, Vinyl Records, and Other Nostalgia

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The Podcasts of Retro Gaming: The Retronauts

If you’ve read my blog before you know I love podcasts about retro-gaming. One of the big issues with that is it seems for every really good podcast out, there must be three that are so-so, if not completely terrible…. Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!!! No post today. Enjoy time with you families and play some games you got for Christmas as a kid, with you own kids. 

Anticipation for What's Under the Tree

Well, another 5 days and it’s Christmas. Do you remember what is was like to be a kid, how the entire month of December seemed like one big exciting buildup to what would be waiting for you under the tree?… 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’ve guessed how cell phones and tablets would change gaming. Don’t worry PS, XBox, WiiU, and their portable counterparts,… 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. Hardware emulation can be seen as far back as Gen 2 with the Atari 5200’s 2600 game adapter, and the Coloeco Gemini being in essence a… Continue Reading →

Who Will Be Left Standing at the End of Gen 8: Part 3

In parts 1 and 2 I took a look at the potential failure of the WiiU and XBOX ONE, in Gen 8. Now it’s time to look at one last entrant the PS4. Let’s be honest the PlayStation series has… Continue Reading →

No Respect for the Last Connection to Gamings Past

Video gaming whether modern or retro always has its 800 pound Gorilla in the room, usually multiple ones. There are the bad things we don’t want to talk about like the whole Custers Revenge thing, and then there are the… Continue Reading →

Who Will Be Left Standing at the End of Gen 8: Part 1

You know the video game industry as a self contained unit is a fascinating thing. It’s an industry that is totally driven by consumerism and it’s products are purely the purchases of those with disposable income. Meaning consumers can abandon… Continue Reading →

"In the Beginning…..," Part 2

I left off part 1 with finding Sega Genesis systems trending for lower prices then normal on eBay, and finding a system with everything I wanted, for $1 plus shipping. As I mentioned this Genesis had 2 controllers, 6 sonic… Continue Reading →

Going Retro in More then One Way

Do you have more than one hobby? I do, I have several, and sometimes I wish I didn’t so I could just be really awesome at one in particular. But, sometimes I’m glad I do have more then one, because… Continue Reading →

What is a Mid-Core Gamer?

You know in the short time that I have had this blog up I have been asked by a few folks, what is a mid-core gamer? Mostly the question is asked by those who don’t know that there are different… Continue Reading →

Do I have ADD or is it Just a different time for Gamers.

The Grand Emperors Classic Post – Originally Published October 19th, 2013 I finished Assassins Creed 3 this weekend after playing it for the past 10 months, off and on. Being a gamer with a life, and having my eldest son being at… Continue Reading →

Welcome Gamers

The Grand Emperors Classic Post – Originally Published October 18th, 2013   Welcome to my Retro-Video Gaming Blog!! In case you can’t tell by the title I’m not a hardcore gamer mostly because I have a life going on; you… Continue Reading →

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