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8-bit Friday’s: The Backlogs – 2016’s Unplayed

It’s been a while since I’ve done an 8-bit Friday, and even longer since I’ve done a backlog posting. To be honest the end of 2016 left me with a large load of unplayed games, despite not buying much in… Continue Reading →

Starcade: Nostalgia in the Arcade

Nowadays, it’s not hard to find gaming based shows to watch. Just turn on YouTube and you can find everything from The Angry Video Game Nerd to Game Grumps, and even The Retro Leagues live recording of their weekly audio… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays – Columbus Day Weekend Edition

Well, all I can say for this Friday is that I’m a bit shocked at both how quickly and how easily this week passed by. Of course it’s also been a big planning week, and week of working on household… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: The Diaries – September 30th, 2016

Sadly, after a long and stressful week this was another weekend that was not my own, or to translate not a lot plays this weekend. With that said I have another stressful week ahead of me next week, so I’m… Continue Reading →

I Played it Before it Was Cool!

I’ve heard the number one sign you may be a hipster is when you say you were into something before it was “cool”. I really don’t say that about much, but there are a few things that I can say… Continue Reading →

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 →

iCade: One More Go

I seek to answer the question is it an iCade or just iCandy?  On a hot summer day in 2014 my family and I set out for the Underground Retrocade in West Dundee, IL. It had been years since I… 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 →

Defining 8-bit: Part 2 – Memories and Experiences

In the last part of this series I talked about 8-bit’s legacy, how its sometimes misinterpreted, and its evolution between the Atari 2600 and the NES. Of course the 8-bit era would extend back before the Atari 2600, and after… Continue Reading →

Defining 8-bit: Part 1 – A Journey into Nostalgia and Perception

About a two years ago I was having a conversation with a hardcore Atari 2600 fan regarding a particular game we both liked, and that had both an Atari 2600 port and NES port. In the conversation I had made some… Continue Reading →

Thank You August

I have to admit August has been a tough month for me in my personal life, there’s just a lot going on and my stress level has been at 11 most of the month. The worst part is there is… Continue Reading →

How Star Fox and Firefly suck worse then ET

Star Fox, and Firefly suck far worse than ET!   Wait you didn’t think I was talking about Starfox the SNES classic did you? Or that I was talking about the Joss Whedon, Nathon Fillion classic Sci-Fi show Firefly? Hell no! Because those… Continue Reading →

The Podcast of Retro Gaming: Legacy Music Hour

I hope you’re enjoying this series and I also hope that you’re beginning to listen to some of the podcast that I’ve suggested for you. For this particular installment I decided to go with a slightly different type of podcast…. Continue Reading →

The Podcasts of Retro Gaming: The Retro League

This article was written in 2014, as of November 2018 The Retro League Podcast is no more. Hugues Johnson has returned to podcasting on a new show called the Retro Game Club Podcast, be sure to check it out if… Continue Reading →

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