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End of Days – Sonic and the Sega Master System

What if you took Sonic the Hedgehog and toned down every gimmick that brought him to the public eye? No, I’m not talking about his love for chili dogs. I’m talking about tweaking his super-sonic speed that SEGA’s marketing department touted was only possible due to...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – George Spanos

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features George Spanos, who currently is displayed on card number 3333, from the Superstars of 2020 Collection.  George is one of the great arcade mechanics in the Chicagoland area. He has serviced machines at all the top arcade...

Atari 2600 Encyclopedia: Do you know Double Dragon?

Release Date: 1989 Publisher: Activision Controller: Joystick Players: 1 - 2 Genre: Arcade Alternate Title: N/A Model #: AK-050 Rarity: 5 Programmer: Dan Kitchen This port of the arcade classic came along very late in the 2600 lifespan and stands apart from every...
Once a NES Kid, Always a NES Kid

Once a NES Kid, Always a NES Kid

Those were the EXACT words I screamed when I laid  my eyes on the Nintendo Entertainment System for  the very first time. The moment has been vividly  burned into my brain. It was January, 1986. I was  sleeping over at my friend John Gaines’ house. I  assumed we’d...

Final Fight!

Final Fight!

Double Dragon’s plotline and kidnapped Jessica  Haggar, the daughter of the new Metro City Mayor.  Too bad the Mad Gears never called the Black Shadow  Warriors, because had they done so, they would have  found out that kidnapping someone’s daughter or girl friend...

A Great Christmas Surprise.

A Great Christmas Surprise.

Last year I talked about how my parents made a mix-up about which console I wanted for Christmas one year.  This year I want to talk about one of the most memorable Christmas mornings I have ever had in my entire life.  However, instead of video games, this one...