Had An Awesome Time Hangin’ With My Retro Collector Friends From Colexions.com

7 04 2014

My buddy and fellow Retro Gaming fanatic Corey Buckner has put together a great community of fellow minded collectors over at colexions.com. Well, not only has he put together a great site to show off your own collection and geek out over fellow collectors treasures, he also hosts a monthly “Show And Tell” on Google Hangouts. What it is is a group of us collectors having a great time, showing off our stuff and talking about retro gaming and what ever else might come to mind. This was the third monthly get together and boy did we get to see some amazing stuff. We represented five different countries and three different continents but the distances just made the conversation better. It’s really cool to be able to meet like this. We had Corey Buckner (of course) from just outside Chicago and indie game developer Gary Brafford in West Virginia and lifespiller79 from…um sorry man, Texas (I think), all three in the U.S. of A,  We had Gabo representing Argentina, Mark in the U.K, Paul in Australia and little ol’ me up here in Canada. Everyone pulled out all the stops and showed some real stunners from our collections. Checkout last Saturday’s get together below:





A Fantastic Intellivision Haul…And More!

5 01 2014

I decided to peruse a local online buy and sell site to see if there was any retro treasure to be found… There was! I bagged a boxed, great condition Intellivision, a crap load of great games, the Intellivoice add-on. But that, my fine feathered Internet friends was not all. No indeed, it is not. Included with the Intellivision was the extremely rare Educational Computer System (ECS) add-on, with the also ridiculously rare Music Synthesizer keyboard add-on. Pretty crazy, eh? Well, wait – there’s even more: the guy also threw in an Atari XE computer/console, matching joystick AND light gun,some Atari paddle controllers, a Kraft joystick, and the really cool button controller for Track and Field.

I got this entire haul for a total of $85 Canadian. The ECS and the XE didn’t come with power supplies, but I tested the XE with an existing power supply from the XE I already have and it works great, as does the ECS as I was able to test it using a Nintendo Entertainment System power supply.

Freakin’ awesome!

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New Additions to my Collection

8 05 2013

Hey folks… Long time no see.

I just thought I would let you know about some more recent additions to my collection.

I’ve picked up an Intellivision II in the box but without a power supply (if you can help me out with a power supply I’d be much appreciative), at a Flea Market. Also, I was given, free of charge, a fantastic Nintendo Entertainment System, in a collectible Official Carrying bag and a CRAP load of games. AND… I picked up a Sega Genesis with a Sega CD unit in a cool carrying case. Pictures are below!

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A Comparison of Different Versions Of the Classic Game Donkey Kong

11 12 2012

Not All Donkey Kongs are created equally!!





Cool Video: IGN’s Top 20 Game Consoles of All Time

24 09 2012

Excellent video from ign.com: Their choice of the top 20 Consoles of All Time:





Comparisons of Many Versions of Donkey Kong

26 08 2012

Alright… I know way too long between posts. Can’t fix it as I don’t have a time machine, but I can say sorry. Sorry.

Anyway, here’s a 14+ minute video comparing a crap load of Donkey Kong (classic) versions on different, old systems.

Enjoy!





Hilarious Video: Pixels

9 04 2010

So, the Evil Aliens and various Nemeses from our collective 80’s Arcade Video Game past have returned with a vengeance in this amazing video clip I (or someone else who then sent it to me), found on Youtube last night. The creators of the video did a great job mixing in the pixelated attackers with the razor sharp images of real life.

Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcXtT3rZcqg





And While I Am At It…

21 10 2008

Well, I thought that since I was talking up my mini cab collection, I thought I would put ’em all out together, along with some of my Nintendo Game and Watches (well, the ones that I could find at the time) and take a picture of them. I have a number of other games that fit into the mini cab format, but I wanted a picture of the classics. The only reason I threw the Game And Watches in is because I had to move each one to get at the mini cabs themselves.

Here is that picture:

Coleco Mini cab collection and some of my Nintendo Game And Watches

Coleco Mini cab collection and some of my Nintendo Game And Watches.

Back row from left to right: Zaxxon (not working), Frogger, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Galaxians. Front row from left to right: Mario Bros., Donkey Kong (dual screen), Donkey Kong 3, Life Boat





Episode 2 of the Podcast is Plodding along

8 09 2008

snowballmic Well, this sure has taken a lot longer than expected!

Episode 2 of the Yesterdaze Arcade Podcast is nearing completion. I have four segments completed and am waiting for a couple of submissions from two friends.

Other Podcast news: I purchased a Snowball microphone (by Blue), which seems to be perfect for my podcasting needs. So far I am very happy with the sound quality!

So, it won’t be long now… Honest!!!

 

music note While writing this, I was listening to “On The Dark Side” by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band





The History of Nintendo

8 09 2008

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Here is an interesting article on the complete history of Nintendo.

Spanning 119 years, it is quite comprehensive. I haven’t researched this myself so I cannot comment on the accuracy, but it is an interesting read none the less.

Read the article HERE

music note While writing this, I was listening to “Is It Real? Russian Bigfoot” by National Geographic Channel: Most Amazing