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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 →

Midwest Gaming Classics 2018 – Attack of the New Venue

It’s Monday April 16th, it’s 8:30 at night and it’s been 27.5 hours since MGC 2018 ended. I was lucky enough to stay all the way till it’s official end at 5PM yesterday, but only thanks in part to an… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: The Backlogs III – Labor Day Weekend 2016

Going from the SNES and SMS to the XBox 360 last weekend was actually a huge system shock for me. It’s easy when playing NES, SNES, and SMS games to forget just how much games have evolved in the past… Continue Reading →

Pardon Me Nintendo, I think you forgot something!!

So I’m downstairs in my game room in front of the TV sitting on the floor and just staring at one of the shelves under the TV with my NES, N64, and Wii in it. My first thought is what… Continue Reading →

I <3 IMagic

Happy Valentines Day!!! Is your day Imagical yet! Sorry for the pun but I wanted to take some time to talk about video game maker Imagic, and my love for their games. Now if your not familiar with Imagic don’t worry,… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part 3 – Gen 2.5's 5200 Reasons to Cry

You know the Atari 5200 gets knocked a lot by retro gamers. The Angry Video Game Nerdsepisode on it “Atari 5200” was pretty much remorseless towards the old system. I have to say that I loved my Atari 5200 and I know… 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. In Gen 3 we got a taste of emulation as Gen 2 Atari games such as Defender, and Mario Brothers made appearences on the NES although somewhat modified… Continue Reading →

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