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Sega 32x

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 →

System Saturday’s: Sega’s Game Gear not Really Game Gear

My big introduction to Sega was when I picked up my Genesis in 2013 and found myself blown away by the system itself as well as the Sonic games I got with it. A year later Sega would impress me… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: The Backlogs – The Launch Edition

Sometimes things work out so that allow you to get things done. For me this weekend spelled a lot of housework, and home projects being worked on, as well as ample time for games. For me that meant 25 games… 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 →

System Saturdays – Saturday Saturn-Day

I’ve had my Sega Saturn now since just before I attended Midwest Gaming Classics in April. With my usual system backlogs though it took me about a month to finally plug it in and try it out. Once I did… Continue Reading →

I Emulate You Man, I Really Do: Part 2 – Together Yet Separate

Ok, I know its pretty much been forever since I last visited this series and its a little odd coming back to it after two years. At the same time though I’ve learned a lot in the last two years… 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 →

Gen X.5: Part 4- The Cats Ninth Life in Gen 4.5

After the Atari 7800 I guess Atari figured that it’s numbering system was a bit outdated. I think getting into five digits also made it bit rediculous since Atari 10400 would have been next. So in and era of Super… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part 3 – Gen 2.5's 5200 Reasons to Cry

You know the Atari 5200 gets knocked a lot by retro gamers. The Angry Video Game Nerdsepisode on it “Atari 5200” was pretty much remorseless towards the old system. I have to say that I loved my Atari 5200 and I know… Continue Reading →

Gen X.5: Part1- Attack of the Mezzanine Consoles

The video game console industry is a really fascinating sector of the consumer electronics industry. From the standpoint of economics it’s this little microcosm of monopolistic compitition and where the moves of each compitor can impact the others or even… 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 →

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