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With the new website on the way I’m also slowly but surely coming out with YouTube content as well. Be sure to check out my quick look at Elgato Video Capture being used for GameCubes Super Mario Sunshine.   Please… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays – 3D-Oh-No

In the world of consumer electronics the years of 1991-1996 where a time of tremendous innovation and change, and the impact of those five years can still be felt today. Intel introduced its first Pentium microprocessors, Microsoft introduced Windows 95′,… Continue Reading →

8-Bit Friday’s: The Backlogs IV – Overwhelmingly Atari

So as promised at the end of Backlogs III, this weekend was the land of the Atari 2600 and 7800. Actually, all of the games this weekend are going to be played on the 7800, since it’s backward compatible with… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: The Backlogs – August 19, 2016

In my 8-Bit Friday Diary entries, I often talk about my Friday purchases. Of course I don’t only buy on Friday’s especially if I run across a great deal, or if it’s an auction closing during the week. I’ve also… Continue Reading →

Happy 30 NES

Historically, it looks its been a busy year for Nintendo. A few weeks ago we celebrated 25 years of the Game Boy, and today we are celebrating 30 years of the NES in North America. Once again I wish I… Continue Reading →

Happy 25 Gameboy

I’ve started collecting again for my Game Boy’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… 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 →

Mastering the Unknown – Getting to know the Sega Master System (Part 2)

In part 1 I talked little bit about the Master System, it’s history, and what made me consider getting one for myself. At the end I mentioned that I had gotten a Master System, and that I would be talking… Continue Reading →

Mastering the Unknown – Getting to know the Sega Master System (Part 1)

If you’ve read my blog before then you’ll know that I’m the proud owner of a Sega Genesis, and that I was outright floored the first time I ever played Sonic the Hedgehog and saw just what the Genesis and its 16-bit graphics… 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 boys in my school we were arguing about Commodore 64 vs PC, and the joys of Micro Machines. Some… Continue Reading →

Off on a Tengen(t)

As many of you may know from reading some my previous articles, I’ve always been somewhat of a big flight sim nut. This is part of the reason why my initial NES collection was filled with aviation-based games, and many… Continue Reading →

Stop Collecting, Start Playing

“It’s a really great game, do you have it in your collection?” “Yes I do” he says with hesitation, “And from the 60 seconds of it I played, it does seem like a really great game!” “60 seconds?”, his friend… Continue Reading →

Alamogordo: E.T. vs Economics

The date is April 27, 2014 and after years of urban myths, rumors, and attempts to prove or disprove them, a mix of video game enthusiasts, archaeologist, tech writers, hucksters, filmmakers, and newsmen (looking for a story on a slow… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part 2 – Gen 4.5 and the Sega Saga

For Christmas this last year we gave my eldest son Mario vs. Sonic: London 2012 Olympics on the Wii. Even though the title has been out over a year it still came with a hefty price tag new, but he’s… Continue Reading →

The Podcasts of Retro Gaming: The Retronauts

If you’ve read my blog before you know I love podcasts about retro-gaming. One of the big issues with that is it seems for every really good podcast out, there must be three that are so-so, if not completely terrible…. Continue Reading →

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