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8-bit Friday’s: The Diaries – June 2nd, 2017

Occasionally gameplay over my weekend feels like it has to be chiseled out of small crevices, and taken in bite size portions similar to a Snickers Fun Size you get on Halloween. This was one such weekend as graduations parties,… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays Game & Watches: Sabrina the Teenage Witch

I came home from work one evening in 1996 and flipped on the TV, which had been on Family Channel from night before.The movie listing said Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and as I was about to change channels I caught… Continue Reading →

The Retro Gaming Price Bubble is Nothing New: Comparing Electric Trains and Video Games

Classic Lionel Santa Fe F3 with the NES and SNES When it comes to the classic video game market we’re currently experiencing, I suddenly find myself having déjà vu. I guess this is because I’m in the very unique position of… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays – The Diaries: March 25, 2016

The continuing saga of gaming versus time, while being a responsible adult.  I’ve had some pretty odd times as far as gaming goes since my last 8-bit Friday’s posting. By that I mean opportunities have presented themselves that have allowed me… Continue Reading →

Trekking Through Games – A DS9 Kind of a Tuesday

So I’m installing Deep Space 9: Harbinger on my computer via DosBox D-Fend, and I realized that it would be the third DS9 game I’ve played for the day. Basically, it was unintentional and started off with my playing Deep… Continue Reading →

Trekking Through Games – Part 1: Star Trek and Video Game History

When it comes to video games, Star Trek has been a favorite subject of programmers and gamers for years. The first Star Trek games appeared in the form of text adventures shared between hobby computer enthusiasts as far back as 1971 and since then Star… Continue Reading →

Happy 30 NES

Looks like this has historically been a busy time of year for Nintendo. A few weeks ago we celebrated 25 years of the Gameboy, and today we are celebrating 30 years of the NES in North America. Once again I… Continue Reading →

The Podcast of Retro Gaming: 2 Dudes and a NES

Tom Arnold would be impressed! I always find podcast after they have been on for 6 months or more, with 2 years somehow being a magic number. Not, this time though not with 2 Dudes and a NES I managed… 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 in my school we were arguing about Commodore 64 vs PC, and the joys of Micro Machines. Some of… Continue Reading →

The Podcast of Retro Gaming: The Upper Memory Block

I will openly admit that I have a lot of interests, as many other American men do. So with that said as long as I am going to spend 8 hours a day behind a desk unable to partake in… Continue Reading →

The Podcast of Retro Gaming: The Retro Rewind Podcast

If you follow my blog you know I am always hunting for new podcasts on retro gaming to help occupy my days. After you have listened to, and are fully caught up on all your favorites you end up have… Continue Reading →

"Independence Day" Syndrome – A Gamer Paradox

Probably the number one factor that separates a hipster retro gaming from a legit retro gamer, is the fact that a legit retro gamer has a history with the games that dates back to when they first came out. With… Continue Reading →

To Legacy or Not to Legacy

If your like me and you follow videogame news closely then you probably heard that Hyperkin, announced its plans to come out with a DOSBox-based PC game emulation system sometime in the near future. Now, I don’t know if you… Continue Reading →

Generations: Jet Fighters and Home Consoles Part 3

Gen 5 Gaming and Gen 3 Fighters   Gen 5 is the era of 64-bits, and a great time of change in the world of home consoles. Some would argue that this is the generation retro gaming died in, while… Continue Reading →

PC Gaming's Golden Era – It Wasn't Just About the Games

Amongst retro gamers there are many points of contention, for the most part these points are met with a great deal of fun and humor. For instance there has always been a great deal of back and forth about the… Continue Reading →

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