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25 Years of PlayStation: A Retrospective.

The PlayStation has been in my life for years, practically since it came out.  It was the very first home video game console I've ever owned and I still have my original console to this day.  25 years ago the original PlayStation hit the shelves and ever since Sony...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Dennis Bartlett

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Dennis Bartlett, who is displayed on card number 285, from the Superstars of 2012 Collection.  Dennis was fortunate enough to have grown up Ottumwa, Iowa where the Twin Galaxies arcade was first opened.  He was in attendance...

Five Galar Pokemon That Will Take You Back to Where It All Started

Pokemon Sword and Shield are the newest games in the Pokemon series, filled with a ton of new things to do and obviously, new pocket monsters to catch. But what if you haven’t been around for the past few games? Why should you jump in, all over again, on a new...
Toys of Tron By Earl Green

Toys of Tron By Earl Green

In the summer of 1982, there was no hotter ticket in Hollywood than a new Disney movie that boasted impressive computer graphics, including some scenes created entirely with computer animation. The movie, of course, was Tron, and although it ended up as more of a cult...

Space Firebird By Kyle Snyder

Space Firebird By Kyle Snyder

Space Firebird is a game that seemed to taunt me for several summers. From the summer of '81 through sometime in '83, I would always run across a Space Firebird machine when I either didn't have a quarter or didn't have the time to stop and play. The 7-11 on the...

Pinball Machine out of Legos

Pinball Machine out of Legos

Each year at the Pinball Expo in Wheeling, IL, there is a unique item that draws attention from huge crowds.  The Pinball Expo 2019 had one of those attention grabbers. 16-year-old high school student Luke Horwath brought a full scaled pinball machine. Why is that...

Deep Thaw: Superman By Chris Lion

Deep Thaw: Superman By Chris Lion

I’ve never been a big fan of Superman. Call me crazy, but he has just never done anything for me. My roommate in college thought Superman was “The Best.” Superman was never “bitchen,” “rad,” or any other cool way of saying he liked him. My roommate, Phil, always...

The Nintendo Game Boy: A Closer Look

The Nintendo Game Boy: A Closer Look

With Nintendo's announcement of their upcoming Game Boy Advanced, The Game Boy finally begins her journey into the sunset. Before historians and game players start writing their differing opinions about the Game Boy's place in our storied industry's history, a strong...

Retro Arcades Are Not Dead.

Retro Arcades Are Not Dead.

I wasn't alive in the heyday of arcades. Back in the 80's when arcades were the place to be, where kids and adults alike would line up to play the newest game and try to set the high score. After the crash of '82 arcades were the only place where many people COULD...

Spider-man By Patrick Wong

Spider-man By Patrick Wong

Throughout history, various mysteries have remained unsolved: The Riddle of The Sphinx, The Bermuda Triangle, The Missing Link, and even Bigfoot. But perhaps one of the most puzzling of all is the lack of a great Spider-Man video game. Not since Mickey Mouse and Bugs...