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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 →

Generations: Jet Fighters and Home Consoles – Part 4

Gen 7 & 8 Gaming and Gen 4.5 & 5 Fighters We live in interesting times both for home consoles and jet fighters, due to the fact that generations of both are overlapping and the replacement of one over the… Continue Reading →

A Look at the Evolution on Controllers

To me controllers are the unsung heros of video gaming. Everyone talks about the consoles or the games but the controllers get very little attention paid to them. Sure we might say a controller is good or bad, or remark… 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 (http://retrovideogamingblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/ps1-retro-or-start-of-new-era.html?m=1) in it I asked why the PS1 is so controversial as a retro gaming system. To say the least I got… 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 →

A Bare SNESessity

Back on November 11, I wrote an article called “Super Jipped N64 Degrees of Mad with Recent eBay Transactions” (http://retrovideogamingblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/super-jipped-n-64-degrees-of-mad-with.html?m=1). But since then I got a great deal on an N64 (free) and just as my N64 article “Returning to… 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 have guessed how cell phones and tablets could change gaming five years ago. Don’t worry PS, XBox, WiiU,… 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 2

We left off examining the potential downfall of the WiiU, and maybe even Nintendo in part one. We also established that in the in the less then 40 years of the video gaming industries history, that every decade had 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 →

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