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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 Backlogs – 2016’s Unplayed

It’s been a while since I’ve done an 8-bit Friday, and even longer since I’ve done a backlog posting. To be honest the end of 2016 left me with a large load of unplayed games, despite not buying much in… Continue Reading →

The Retro Daydreams of a Camouflaged Lizard at the Connecticut Leather Company

Photo Courtesy Gamegrin.com  Perhaps this story is just more white noise, but I felt I had to follow up on a topic mentioned in my Coleco Gemini and I article (http://retrovideogamingblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-coleco-gemini-and-i.html) on Friday. In it I mentioned the Coleco Chameleon, which at… Continue Reading →

The Retro Daydreams of a Camouflaged Lizard at the Connecticut Leather Company

Photo Courtesy Gamegrin.com  Perhaps this story is just more white noise, but I felt I had to follow up on a topic mentioned in my Coleco Gemini and I article (http://retrovideogamingblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-coleco-gemini-and-i.html) on Friday. In it I mentioned the Coleco Chameleon, which at… 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 →

Saying Goodbye to my Old Game Room

Having a gameroom of any kind isn’t easy when you have a family, but sometimes you do luck out. In my case it was the a-typical basement that became my mancave or as I preferred to call it my gameroom…. Continue Reading →

A Look at the Evolution on Controllers

To me controllers are the unsung heros of video gaming. Everyone talks about the consoles or the games but the controllers get very little attention paid to them. Sure we might say a controller is good or bad, or remark… 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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