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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 boys in my school we were arguing about Commodore 64 vs PC, and the joys of Micro Machines. Some… 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 →

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 →

Return of the 5200: Part 2 – 5200 The Connection

I ended up picking up this 5200 for a heck of a price on eBay. It was one of those instances where the seller “couldn’t test the system, but it worked the last time he played it”. So with the… Continue Reading →

Choplifter: Rescue From the Edge of Obscurity

There are video games out there that define a platform. Like Super Mario Brothers on the NES, Sonic on Genesis, or Asteroids on the Atari 2600. But then there are those video games out there that define video gaming as a… 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 →

Collector, Hipster, or Legit?

This week on the No Quarter Podcast , the hosts Mike and Carrington got into an argument about whether or not someone who buys their games on eBay is an actual collector. I was inclined to agree with Carrington that collecting off… Continue Reading →

Double Your Dragon, Double Your Fun

The original Double Dragon is probably one of the best examples of an NES classic to have been made by a third party. It was the epitome of a “beat’em up” and inspired many knock offs, and even future games. It… Continue Reading →

Stanley Cup Time = Blades of Steel

The Stanley Cup Western Conference Playoffs have been a real nail biter for us Blackhawks fans. By the time some of you read this you may know the fate of the Hawks, whether the are out of the standings or… Continue Reading →

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