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Retro Video Games, Vinyl Records, and Other Nostalgia

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8-bit Fridays: Lost Weekend’s and Cheap Thrills

A year ago last weekend I was in Milwaukee for Midwest Gaming Classics. It was my intention to go again this year, but due to an endless string of flu and other illness it became pretty clear at the beginning… Continue Reading →

System Saturdays: Welcome to Generation 9 – An Outsiders View of the Nintendo Switch

Yesterday, March 3rd, 2017 Nintendo launched the Switch, a next generation version of its Wii U, but with the portability of a 3DS. I wasnt’ lucky enough to get into the pre-order for this system, and feel ever so slightly… 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 →

A Look at the Evolution on Controllers

To me controllers are the unsung heroes of video gaming. Everyone talks about the consoles and the games but the controllers get very little attention in the grand scheme of things. Sure we might say a controller is good or… Continue Reading →

Rethinking Gen 6's Retro Status or Lack There Of

A couple of months back I wrote an article named PS1 Retro or the Start of a New Era and in it I asked why the PS1 is so controversial as a retro gaming system. To say the least I got precisely… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

I Emulate You Man, I Really Do: Introduction

If your new to retro gaming then you are probably not aware that there two ways of retro gaming. One way is the traditional way  legitimate way, that is getting an old counsel of your choice, the games you want,… Continue Reading →

PS1 Retro or the Start of the New Era

If your like me and your digging deeper and deeper into the retro gaming community you will eventually come across one particular ongoing argument, “What’s a Retro system? And what isn’t?”. I know for instance that you should never suggest… Continue Reading →

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