Where kids came to trade in their games for $3 and buy pre-owned ones for $50 with nice colorful cases. The good 'ol days!
When all it took was a video game slip to purchase your favorite video game
The days of where we could find NES and SNES games for a few dollars are gone...thanks to the RESELLER. A RANT.
Join me as I suffer through every single NES game known to man! Prepare yourself!
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Anyway, bonus points to anyone who can let me know why Blaster Master moved to the Genesis. Back to the review at hand.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
I'm taking a one day break from retro game reviews to talk about something that has been on my mind a lot the last year or so. I wasn't really going to write about this, but another article I stumbled upon actually triggered my desire to do so.
Let me just say this. I have been a gamer all my life, and have been obsessed with them since the age of three. Ever since I first laid my chubby little fingers on an Atari controller, I knew I was never going to stop gaming. I had hundreds of video games growing up, and most of them I received as gifts from my parents or relatives, but others I paid for with my own money from working odd end chores, or taking jobs. Hell, my first job was when I was sixteen and I ended up working at Electronics Boutique (remember that place?). Unfortunately, when I moved out and went to college, I needed all the money I could so I sold off basically my entire old video game collection. At that time, people weren't spending that much money on old video games, and I don't even think I made $500 off selling hundreds of NES / SNES / GENESIS games. The value today of all those games I sold would be $5000. I am not even joking about that. Think about how I feel now as I try to get my collection back. It's a rough road...
Before I even get started with my rant, I'd like to point you in the direction of the article I read that spurred this on, just you can understand the basis for this blog post. You can find it HERE, over at the COLEXIONS WEBSITE.
Mind you, the stories I'll be telling you in this long (yes, it will be long, so I'll have a TL:DR statement at the bottom), won't be as bad as the one you're reading in that link, but it all adds up to one major theme:
There is an epidemic.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
But, no. This isn't about me. This is about informing you, the reader, of the horrors that plagued the systems of old. So I sat with my thoughts for a bit, ultimately deciding upon my fate. A fate that is not one bad games...but two. Two epic failures that should have never made it past the first stage of development, much less get a passing grade during the testing phase.
I have a feeling you know what two games I'm talking about. Take a deep breath. We're going in.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014