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Trekking Through Games: Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator

Star Trek has received at least one title on many video game consoles for last 40 years now. It’s a testament to the shows enduring legacy, as well as its fan base. These are fans who let the shows originality… Continue Reading →

System Saturday’s: Vintage Computing – A Collectors Overview

When I was about 6 or 7 years old my Mom decided to go back to school. I was in school Monday thru Friday all day by this point, so she had time to attend classes and study during the… Continue Reading →

8-Bit Fridays: The Diaries – February 10, 2017

Well, welcome back to my old school “Diaries” edition, which is where I started off on 8-bit Fridays and like returning too.   This Weeks Buy’s:   It’s been a week of lost auctions so nothing to report this week…. Continue Reading →

8-bit Friday’s: Vintage Computers Edition

This weekend came on and went a bit unexpectedly game wise. Things ended up taking an unusual turn Friday timewise, and still going off my momentum from last week’s deep game plays and Sega-CD setup, I found myself with the… 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 →

“Nuts for Nintendo”, Not All That Bad

The year was 1988 and “Nintendo Fever” was kicking into high gear. I guess I was slightly oblivious to this since in my school we were arguing about Commodore 64 vs PC, and the joys of Micro Machines. Some of… Continue Reading →

Choplifter: Rescue From the Edge of Obscurity

There are video games out there that define a platform. Like Super Mario Brothers on the NES, Sonic on Genesis, or Asteroids on the Atari 2600. But then there are those video games out there that define video gaming as a… Continue Reading →

Anticipation for What's Under the Tree

Well, another 5 days and its 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 →

How Obscure Can You Get?

Do you have a favorite game that is totally obscure? That one game you spent hours playing that leaves your friends scratching their heads when you call out its title? I have to think no matter what the platform is,… Continue Reading →

Remembering PC Games

So it’s a rainy day here in Chicago and I have been listening to podcasts all day about retro gaming including one about old Commodore 64 games, and I was suddenly transported back to being a kid. You see on… Continue Reading →

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