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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 →

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 →

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 →

Trekking Through Games: Celebrating the 25th on the 50th

Star Trek’s 25th Anniversary, 25 years later on its 50th Anniversary As we celebrate Star Treks 50th anniversary today I want to take you back in gaming 25, well actually 24, years ago to celebrate a milestone in video gaming, and Star… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: The Backlogs II – August 26, 2016

It’s been a disturbingly quiet week for me, but hopefully that means the weekend will be quiet too. With that said I was surprised to get about an hour and a half of game play in shortly after getting home… Continue Reading →

The SNES at 25

The date was August 23, 1991, and that year the 23rd fell on a Friday. Don’t ask me to remember the day, or if I remember it having any significance, because I can’t. To many gamers though, it was a… Continue Reading →

The Retro Gaming Price Bubble is Nothing New: Comparing Electric Trains and Video Games

Classic Lionel Santa Fe F3 with the NES and SNES When it comes to the classic video game market we’re currently experiencing, I suddenly find myself having déjà vu. I guess this is because I’m in the very unique position 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 →

Happy 25 Gameboy

I’ve started collecting again for my Gameboy’s for the first time in at least 15 years. It’s fun to be a little older and have a little more money to pick up some of those titles I couldn’t get as… 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 →

Did I Miss Out on NES?

Between articles I have been reading, podcasts, YouTube videos, retro game stores, and eBay I feel like I missed out on NES a lot. I look through my small and somewhat pitiful collection and wonder what the deal is. Maybe… Continue Reading →

A Retro Look at Mobile Gaming

I recently wrote a post about mobile gaming changing the way we game. After giving it a lot of thought I decided I would like to take a look into why mobile gaming is so big and where it came… Continue Reading →

RC Pro Am vs Super RC Pro Am

You know a couple of weeks back when I first started this blog I was asked if I was going to do any reviews. I said “well I might”, but I was non-committal since reviews aren’t really my thing, but… 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 →

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