Some Pick Ups from A Saturday of Garage Sales

28 05 2014

Just a quick video going over some gaming pick ups I acquired this weekend

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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:





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!





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:





21 Amazing Nintendo Facts

9 10 2008

A collection of seemingly random but interesting Nintendo facts brought to you in a very amusing manner.

Oh, and some really nice cats, too.

 





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





What are Doing Reading this? You should be playing Mario Kart Wii!

13 05 2008

  MKWiiBoxart Ok, let’s start this off: If you have a Nintendo Wii, you should have this game. If you don’t have a Wii, you should buy one so you can play this game.

Although I have never been a giant, crazy Nintendo fan-boy, there have always been certain Nintendo franchises that I have really liked and the Mario Kart series is one of them. Not a  realistic racer by any means, Mario Kart always managed to deliver cartoony racing fun that was easy enough for a rookie gamer to get into, and challenging enough to keep  seasoned gamers coming back on any system it was played on.

Well, I m glad to say that Mario Kart for the Wii does not disappoint. A seemingly endless choice of tracks old and new and threes classes of vehicles then even more choices from there. Driving through the glowy surprise boxes makes things more interesting providing you (and your opponents) various power ups and weapons that you pick up as you race around the tracks including mushrooms that give you speed boosts, bananas that make you and your opponents spin out to a flying squid that squirts out ink that blocks your vision temporarily. All that would make this game great. But Mario Kart for the Wii has something else: Amazingly good controls.

Mario Kart comes with a plastic steering wheel that you fit the Wii-mote into. The Wii’s built in motion sensors work flawlessly as you steer with this plastic steering wheel in mid-air. I cannot stress how well I think this works. These are probably the the best controls I have ever experienced in a racing game.

Unbelievably fun, all this makes a definite game of the year contender in my books.