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8-bit Fridays: The Diaries – March 24, 2017

Well here we are, after several weeks I’m finally getting the chance to write another 8-bit Friday’s entry. It’s been a tough one since the weekends have been hectic for a number of reasons. Here we are though with a… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays: Welcome to Generation 9 – An Outsiders View of the Nintendo Switch

Yesterday, March 3rd, 2017 Nintendo launched the Switch, a next generation version of its Wii U, but with the portability of a 3DS. I wasnt’ lucky enough to get into the pre-order for this system, and feel ever so slightly… 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 →

8-bit Fridays: The Diaries – September 23, 2016

With the stressful Monday morning meeting I mentioned last week past, the remaining week got strange whereby the remaining stressful events seemed to fall off my calendar, sadly delaying themselves for the next week. Of course that sounds pleasant, but… Continue Reading →

No Mans Sky Meets Gamings Falling Skies of Behavior

About three weeks ago we first started hearing rumors that No Mans Sky may be delayed by a few months. As someone who pre-ordered the game I just said “cool!” and went about my daily life. I mean sure I’d love to… Continue Reading →

A Bit of an Issue

My son asks, “Hey Dad, why is it called the Nintendo 64?” To which I reply, “Because it came out in 1964!” being a smart ass. At first he accepts this answer, but about 5 seconds later he bounces back with,… Continue Reading →

Time to Get Out the Old…VHS Games???

Here in 2014 with nearly 40+ years of home console and other consumer based video games behind us, we have seen a lot of really odd things. Some made sense, some didn’t, and still yet some leave us saying “WTF!”…. Continue Reading →

Rethinking Gen 6's Retro Status or Lack There Of

A couple of months back I wrote an article named PS1 Retro or the Start of a New Era (http://retrovideogamingblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/ps1-retro-or-start-of-new-era.html?m=1) in it I asked why the PS1 is so controversial as a retro gaming system. To say the least I got… 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 →

Who Will Be Left Standing at the End of Gen 8: Part 3

In parts 1 and 2 I took a look at the potential failure of the WiiU and XBOX ONE, in Gen 8. Now it’s time to look at one last entrant the PS4. Let’s be honest the Playstation series has… Continue Reading →

Determining Destiny

I recently wrote article here about the possible outcomes we might see for systems entering the Gen 8 fray. In it I mentioned my concerns about XBOX ONE, and it’s weaknesses mainly being in Microsofts rules as far as the… Continue Reading →

Who Will Be Left Standing at the End of Gen 8: Part 2

We left off examining the potential downfall of the WiiU, and maybe even Nintendo in part one. We also established that in the in the less then 40 years of the video gaming industries history, that every decade had has… Continue Reading →

Who Will Be Left Standing at the End of Gen 8: Part 1

You know the video game industry as a self contained unit is a fascinating thing. It’s an industry that is totally driven by consumerism and it’s products are purely  the purchases of those with disposable income. Meaning consumers can abandon… Continue Reading →

PS1 Retro or the Start of the New Era

If your like me and your digging deeper and deeper into the retro gaming community you will eventually come accross one particular ongoing argument, “Whats a Retro system? And what isn’t?”. I know for instance that you should never suggest… Continue Reading →

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