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:

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Flea Market Find: Boxed Merlin!

1 06 2013

I was super happy to find a boxed, classic handheld multi-game, Merlin complete with manual and ac adapter for $15 yesterday (May 31, 2013) at a flea market on our way home from vacation.

This unit plays several simple games including a fun little music composition game.

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The History Of Hockey Video Games

15 04 2013

I found this on a fellow classic gamer’s Youtube Channel, Atarileaf. It’s a history of Hockey video games by a Canadian gamer. Funny stuff and you should watch it!





Another Let’s Compare Video: Popeye

15 02 2013

Alright folks, GamingHistorySource has released another Let’s Compare video, this time for the classic Nintendo game, Popeye. This was an interesting game that was originally released to the arcades in 1982 and soon home versions followed for most of the home systems out there.

Enjoy this comparison video:





The History of Atari

26 07 2009

atari_logo Found this good article on the history of Atari. Twenty comprehensive pages, this is a good look at the beginnings and development of the company that made video games a house hold term.

TCMR-V22-P18 Not the first company to create video games, they were the ones to popularize them.So much so that many people forget that Magnavox came out with Ralph Baer’s creation, the Odyssey a couple of years before Atari was even a company.

Is you’re reading this blog, then you are probably going to like this article.

Here it is:

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/2000/the_history_of_atari_19711977.php





Angry Video Game Nerd Discusses the Magnavox Odyssey

22 04 2009

odyssey The Angry Video Game Nerd: This is a video podcast where The Angry Video Game Nerd tears apart olg games and game systems.

This episode focuses on the very first home video game system, the Magnavox Odyssey.

Enjoy!:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/48329.html