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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 →

Top Ten Star Wars Toys We’d Like to See Made

As Christmas draws near it’s not unusual for memories of toys past to creep into our minds. They may be good memories of toys we loved, bad memories of toys we didn’t want, and some are…well let’s just say not… Continue Reading →

Return of the Speccy – The ZX Spectrum Next

So here we are May 24th, 2017 and the ZX Spectrum Next program has been fully funded on Kickstarter. That may not sound like much to an outsider, but it’s actually kind of a big deal to ZX Spectrum fans… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays – The Brief and Odd Life of the Sega 32x

The Sega 32x is one of the most unusual consoles to have ever been on the market. First of all the system wasn’t sole supportive like any other consoles, and required the Sega Genesis (Maga-Drive) to operate. As strange as… Continue Reading →

The Organized Gamer: Revisiting Runner Apps Video Game Collector App

Four years ago I wrote an article about a collector’s app I was using to keep track of my gaming collection, and since then I have used the app pretty extensively. In my 8-bit Friday’s and Backlog’s articles when I… Continue Reading →

8-Bit Fridays: The Diaries – February 10, 2017

Well, welcome back to my old school “Diaries” edition, which is where I started off on 8-bit Fridays and like returning too.   This Weeks Buy’s:   It’s been a week of lost auctions so nothing to report this week…. Continue Reading →

8-bit Friday’s: The Backlogs – 2016’s Unplayed

It’s been a while since I’ve done an 8-bit Friday, and even longer since I’ve done a backlog posting. To be honest the end of 2016 left me with a large load of unplayed games, despite not buying much in… 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 →

The Journey to MAME: Part 2 – Iny Meany Miny No

In part 1 I covered getting my X-Arcade, buying the tank stick to go with it, and picking a computer (on-hand) to power the whole thing. It’s that last part that I ended with so I could pick it up… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays – The NES: Classic or Original?

Everyone is going apeshit crazy about the NES Classic right now, and they pretty much have been since it was first announced a few months back. For me though, it’s something that’s fallen under my personal radar, and been mentally… Continue Reading →

The Coleco Gemini and I

It’s weird to hear the name Coleco being thrown around again as a hot topic, and even being dragged through the mud. Right now the big topic is the Coleco Chameleon, with its Phoenix like resurrection from the flames of… Continue Reading →

The Return of 8-bit Fridays

There is definitely something about Friday nights and gaming that seems inseparable. To me there was nothing like being a kid and coming home from that last long day of school for the week, with its spelling tests, math tests… 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, “No it… 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 some leave us saying “WTF!”. For… 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, archeologist, tech writers, hucksters, filmmakers, and newsmen looking for a story on a slow… Continue Reading →

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