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Life, The Universer & Network Gaming

1972 was a very boring year. I Googled it and it was utterly depressing. The free spirit of the 60‟s was coming to an end, calculators were $150, and I wasn't born yet. It was simply a very bad year. Luckily, in 1973, NASA decided to take a break from the unimportant...

Meet The Latest Retro Mini: The Sega Game Gear Micro

When Sega Heard the World Wanted a New Retro Mini, They Took it Literally Admittedly, Sega has one of the most desirable backlog of hardware and game libraries due for the retro mini treatment (Master System, Sega CD, Saturn, Dreamcast) so when rumors of new hardware...

Nintendo NES Book Now on Kickstarter!

Nintendo NES Book Now on Kickstarter!             Welcome to the Kickstarter for The NES Omnibus: The Nintendo Entertainment System and Its Games, Volume 1 (A–L)! Featuring a robust, hugely entertaining, 1,200-word foreword by The...
Life, The Universer & Network Gaming

Life, The Universer & Network Gaming

1972 was a very boring year. I Googled it and it was utterly depressing. The free spirit of the 60‟s was coming to an end, calculators were $150, and I wasn't born yet. It was simply a very bad year. Luckily, in 1973, NASA decided to take a break from the unimportant...

Galaga: The Race to 10,000,000

Galaga: The Race to 10,000,000

With multiple Galaga records falling recently and many new players and competitions being introduced, there has also been a drive to something no one thought imaginable as recently as 3 years ago – 10,000,000 (that’s TEN MILLION) points on Tournament Settings. Armando...

Nuclear Green: The TRS-80 Color Computer

Nuclear Green: The TRS-80 Color Computer

"So, do I turn this "Winger" tape into MP3's or do I just plop it to the bottom of the stack, never again to see the light of day?" This was the first question I posed to myself as I was sifting through the collection of audio cassettes my wife and I have accumulated...

The Atari XE Game System: A Closer Look

The Atari XE Game System: A Closer Look

For Atari in the late 70s, the phrase, ―10 Years Ahead of Its Time‖ best describes the Atari 800 computer. To help bring the arcade home in the early ̳80‘s, Atari used the technology of their Atari 400 computer for the new Atari 5200 Game system, the best phrase to...

The Many Faces of: Oil’s Well

The Many Faces of: Oil’s Well

Let me first tell you that this series of reviews was originally published in the Retrogaming Times, and then continued into the Retrogaming Times Monthly magazines. [Editor’s note: Retrogaming Times Monthly is a GREAT magazine, check out Alan’s Bio on the contents...

Sega’s Virtual Un-Reality

Sega’s Virtual Un-Reality

The early-to-mid 1990's were an amazing time if you were a video gamer. For starters, there were a LOT of options for your gaming dollar. At the turn of the decade, the market was bombarded by a flood of companies, all eager to take a slice of the freshly baked and...

Game Over… Continue? By Michael Rosamilia

Game Over… Continue? By Michael Rosamilia

When Roger Ebert said that he doesn’t believe video games can be art, the Internet went into an uproar. Bloggers flipped. Message boards howled. And choice three, four, and five letter words were tossed at Mr. Ebert, who probably never received said messages. And here...