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:

Advertisements




Now Hunting for: the Elusive Atari Jaguar

18 03 2008

jaguar03 Well, now that I’ve found my coveted Vectrex (see January 28, 2008 post), I have to set my sights on a new goal, and I’ve decided to make it the Atari Jaguar game system.

The Jaguar was the last home system released by Atari (not including the relatively recent releases of the Atari Classics plug n’ play systems). Released in November 1993, it was at the time the most powerful game system to date. Claiming 64 bits of gaming power at a time when the next most powerful system was the 32 bit 3DO, this machine should have wiped the floor with the other systems of the time. But, as was the case with Atari at the time, a combination of poor marketing, pricing and timing led to the ultimate commercial failure of the Jaguar. Despite the additiJAG_jaguniton of a CD-ROM add-on (which happened to make the system resemble a toilet), was not enough to save the  system.

Although I’ve never actually played with one, I really want to find one of these systems. One game, Tempest 2000, is for me reason enough to justify the purchase, not to mention the possibly kick-butt game Alien Versus Predator.

Here are a few Jaguar videos from Youtube:

 

 

JAGUAR COMMERCIALS

 

TEMPEST 2000

 

ALIEN VS. PREDATOR

 

PRIMAL RAGE

Well, that’s all for now folks! Have fun and keep on gaming!!!

music note While writing this, I was listening to “Trashed” by Black Sabbath