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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 →

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 →

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 →

Mastering the Unknown – Getting to know the Sega Master System (Part 1)

If you’ve read my blog before then you’ll know that I’m the proud owner of a Sega Genesis, and that I was outright floored the first time I ever played Sonic the Hedgehog and saw just what the Genesis and its 16-bit graphics… 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 →

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, archaeologist, tech writers, hucksters, filmmakers, and newsmen (looking for a story on a slow… 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 Nerd’s episode 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 →

King of Route 66: The Crossover

You know I’ve been able to do a cross over between my Retro Video Gaming blog, and my Diary on an Amateur Vinyl Record Collector with a great deal of ease since when you get down to it both hobbies… 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 →

"By the Might of Zaxxon, I will Avenge Thee!"

What is that title over the top? You have to admit Zaxxon is a great Sci-Fi word. Now that I have that out of my system……. I think we all know that Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope) impacted… Continue Reading →

The Podcasts of Retro Gaming: The Retronauts

If you’ve read my blog before you know I love podcasts about retro-gaming. One of the big issues with that is it seems for every really good podcast out, there must be three that are so-so, if not completely terrible…. Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!!! No post today. Enjoy time with you families and play some games you got for Christmas as a kid, with you own kids.  Please follow and like us:

I Emulate You Man, I Really Do: Out of Left Field

Gaming has taken an unusual and unforeseen turn over the last five years. Although consoles are still strong, no one really could’ve guessed how cell phones and tablets would change gaming. Don’t worry PS, XBox, WiiU, and their portable counterparts,… Continue Reading →

I Emulate You Man, I Really Do: PS2 the Unsung Hero

Emulation is nothing new, nor is it a phenomenon strictly confined to the internet. Hardware emulation can be seen as far back as Gen 2 with the Atari 5200’s 2600 game adapter, and the Coloeco Gemini being in essence a… 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 →

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