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8-bit Fridays: The Diaries- August 12, 2016

Of course if you’ve been following my blog you’ll know 8-bit Friday’s has been somewhat usurped by my “Out into the Latenight Rift” articles covering late night TV. I know that may seem like an unusual direction to take a… Continue Reading →

8-bit Friday’s – The Diaries: June 3, 2016

Well welcome to the month of June. It’s been a pretty hot one here in Northern Illinois, which to me is a good sign we’ll have a real summer. Anyway, it’s been a long week even if it has been… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays – The Diaries: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone! Oh, and yes welcome to the unofficial start of summer! This may not be the first three day weekend to occur since I’ve been writing these but it is the first that has given me… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays – The Diaries: May 20th, 2016

Friday May 20, 2016   Well, its been a long five weeks since I posted last. A combination of long Fridays, and traveling have lead to my game play plans basically taking a backseat. I’ve either just not been around,… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays – The Diaries: April 15, 2016

Field Trips and New Obsessions   It’s been a pretty full three weeks since my last entry. On April 1st my 8-bit Friday was be taken up by my visit to Level 257. The Friday following April 8th, we where… 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 than 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… 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 →

A Gamers New Years Resolutions 2016 Edition

Two years ago I published my New Years resolutions for the upcoming year of 2014. By New Years Eve 2014 I found that I was able to accomplish roughly half of what I set out to do, which you have to… 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 →

Pardon Me Nintendo, I think you forgot something!!

So I’m downstairs in my game room, in front of the TV, sitting on the floor and just staring at one of the shelves under the TV with my NES, N64, and Wii in it. My first thought is what… 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,… 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 →

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

Among retro gamer’s 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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