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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My New,Old Mego 2-XL

22 10 2013

So I finally managed to score a classic Mego 2-XL educational robot shaped 8-track playing toy. The device asks you questions, and you choose multiple choice answers, pushing the corresponding answer button. Simple but cool, I really wanted one of these when I was a kid…And now I have one!

Check out the crappy demo’s I made below:





Calgary Pincade Show September 28, 2013

30 09 2013

I had an awesome time this weekend at the Calgary Pincade Show. Local pinball and arcade machine owners brought out their machines to all to play. Admission was $15 at the door or $20 for the weekend. Quite a few games were up for sale and they had two pinball machines for raffle. It was an awesome time and I can hardly wait for next year.

Check out The few pictures and video I caught while there:

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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





Starcade – 80’s Video Game Show

20 05 2008

  Some people just understand the ‘Net. I mean, some people really get it. The hosts of Starcade.tv are examples of people who get it.

Starcade was a television game show where two teams consisting a kid and a parent compete against each other. There is a combination of trivia questions about video games and game play contests where theimage players each play a certain video game for a set amount of time (50 seconds, I believe), and the winner being the one with the higher score after said time. Along with minor prizes along the way like skateboards, radios and other gizmos, the over all winner goes home with their very own arcade game. The show ran from 1982 – 1984 with two hosts along the way. Obviously not a huge hit, as it came near the big video game crash it nonetheless had a core following of avid fans. starcadeIt was pretty cheezy stuff, but I know I liked it.

Now, the reason I say The people at Starcade.tv get it, is that they seem to understanding that keeping old media stored away where no one can enjoy it does no one any good. They have made 15 complete episodes of the show available on their site. There are also clips of what I believe are all the video games featured on the show available on the site. If more content owners did things like this, mabe a lot more of our past wouldn’t fade into nothingness.

The site itself is very gaudy, but the 80s were gaudy too so it make sense. Poke around a bit and there is lots to find. So, why not take a step back in time and watch an starcade2episode or two!

Check it out folks!

STARCADE WEBSITE