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Retro Video Games, Vinyl Records, and Other Nostalgia

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Midwest gaming classics

Death of a Retro-Gaming Store

It was June 2nd, 2018, and I jumped out of my car to get a photo of the TNT Games marquee on the run-down strip malls street sign. It’s all that’s left of the store, since they seemed to go… Continue Reading →

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: Lost Weekend’s and Cheap Thrills

A year ago last weekend I was in Milwaukee for Midwest Gaming Classics. It was my intention to go again this year, but due to an endless string of flu and other illness it became pretty clear at the beginning… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: The Backlogs – The Launch Edition

Sometimes things work out so that allow you to get things done. For me this weekend spelled a lot of housework, and home projects being worked on, as well as ample time for games. For me that meant 25 games… Continue Reading →

A Gamers New Years Resolutions- 2017 Edition

Well, if you read my blog than you’ll know I did an article summarizing my 2016 gaming year just a few days ago. Now it’s time to concentrate on 2017, and my gaming goals for this year. To be honest… Continue Reading →

2016 A Year in Review

When a year draws to an end there are always two things that amaze me. One is looking back on how fast the year past, and two is looking back on how slowly the year past. I know it’s a… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays – You Know the XBOX, XBOX!

The XBox 360 is one of those systems that has gained legendary status, and even despite being replaced by the XBox One still has its teeth firmly dug in. Take a look online and see how many new releases there… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays – Saturday Saturn-Day

I’ve had my Sega Saturn now since just before I attended Midwest Gaming Classics in April. With my usual system backlogs though it took me about a month to finally plug it in and try it out. Once I did… 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 →

8-bit Fridays – The Diaries: April 15, 2016

Field Trips and New Obsessions It’s been a pretty full three weeks since my last entry. For April 1st my 8-bit Friday would be taken up by my visit to Level 257. The Friday following April 8th, we where in… Continue Reading →

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