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Games That Need a Reboot, Part 1

Nostalgia…a word that has become synonymous with confabulation, otherwise a mistaken memory, distorted over time that can lead to disconnected fabrications, self-deceptive in nature.  In this case, Nostalgia carries a slightly negative connotation simply because ‘it isn’t as good as you think you remember it being’.   This is the craziest aspect of being a…

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Gamer Gifts for the Retro Gamer

With the holidays rapidly approaching you may be wondering what you should get your Retro Gamer for the holidays.  Look no further, here is the top 10 list of Retro Gamer Gifts ! Top 10 Retro Gamer Gifts of 2016!   10. Sega Genesis Classic Game Console With the success of the NES Classic Edition…

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Collecting Dust: My Odyssey2 Odyssey (part 1)

    The Odyssey2 is the sequel system to the very first home video game console. The original Odyssey was developed by the great Ralph Baer (who also created Simon) and was sold to Magnavox, who released it in 1972. At that time, Computer Space, the very first arcade game, wasn't even a year old.…

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Tickle Me Elmo of 2016?

The writing is on the wall.  I think we have the “Tickle Me Elmo” of 2016.  The NEW NES Classic Edition was announced recently, with a release date of November 11th.  Just in time for the craziest shopping day of the year! Black Friday. Twenty years ago, Tickle Me Elmo was released in July 1996.  The new…

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Collecting Dust: Getting Back in the Game

The year was 1983. I would have been 3 or 4 years old. My parents sat me down and forced me to make a very difficult and important life choice; Pac Man or Donkey Kong? In this context, Pac Man meant the Atari 5200, and Donkey Kong meant Colecovision. And, yes, these were my only…