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Ataribox will be available for pre-order on December 14th, 2017.

Make sure to check out http://www.ataribox.com on the 14th! They have been teasing us on this for 6 months..... what will it turn out to be?

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Leonard Herman

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Leonard Herman, who is displayed on card number 180, from the Superstars of 2011 and who is also featured on cards 514 and 1951. Leonard is the author of the book “Phoenix: The Fall and Rise of Videogames”. The 4th edition...

Super Metroid (SNES)

Today, Super Metroid is not only considered one of the best games for the Super Nintendo but one of the best games ever made. However, when I bought my copy back in 1994, I really didn’t know what to expect. I was no longer a subscriber to Nintendo Power so I didn’t...

Old School AV Network

No 41 – Retro Game Collecting & Competition!

Why do we do it? It's flippin awesome! OK, spoiler alert over, the AA crew go through what drives us to spend £££$$$ on games that were released over twenty years ago and the favourite bits of our respective collections. We also discuss a craze we're currently very...

RDGS 209 – PC Engine at 30

Welcome to another episode of RGDS. Matt L hosts a 4-way roundtable with Ric, Garron and Matt A to discuss one of their favourite import consoles, the PC Engine. As the Engine just celebrated it’s 30th anniversary we each breakdown 3 games each that we think are...

RoundUp 123 – Duodenum

Hardware Flashback - (00:00) Dinosaur Pie - (30:52) Guinness Gaming Records - (1:37:43) Desert Planet: Slurp - (1:39:43) Top Ten Jungle Games - (1:44:19) David Crane Feedback - (3:11:32) Gaming Trivia - (3:19:45) Rob Hubbard: Commando - (3:20:12) Live News And...

No 39 – The Simpsons Arcade Game Tribute

Seeing as we're called Arcade Attack we thought it best to actually talk about an arcade game, nay, possibly the best multiplayer arcade game ever! There's no possiblies as far as Rob is concerned, so hear him orchestrate a discussion of the game's finer points and...

Episode 67: Buster Bros and Blasteroids

The last episode of 2017 brings you two guys talking about two late ’80s games with two…uhhh…something or other. Ooh…and is there a special something for Patreon supporters? Only time will tell....

8-bit Unboxing November 2017

Super Metroid (SNES)

Today, Super Metroid is not only considered one of the best games for the Super Nintendo but one of the best games ever made. However, when I bought my copy back in 1994, I really didn’t know what to expect. I was no longer a subscriber to Nintendo Power so I didn’t...

Keep Calm and Insert Coin: Flicked Off

This is not going to be a very long blog, but I was driving to Wendy's for a Frosty and passed a Faraway grocery store that used to be an arcade and also used to be a Safeway.  But the Safeway part reminded me of a grocery store that I used to go to in Arizona when I...

Phoenix IV: Atari vs. X-Rated Games

Another Atari lawsuit was filed against American Multiple Industries, the manufacturer of the controversial X-rated game, Custer's Revenge.  Atari feared that it would receive negative publicity if the third-party company was allowed to release its software.  Because...

Vintage Retro Web Sites

I am on my 10th year of co-promoting the Video Games Summit in Illinois (http://avc.atari-users.net/VGS/)  and I have met and worked with many vendors of Retro gaming.  I also have been to many video game conferences and met a lot of great people who have companies...

Homebrew Game Boy Game Gets Physical Release

Do you want to relieve the enjoyment of Christmas morning 1989 for your significant other/friend/family member later this month by gifting them a brand-new Game Boy game? Well, too bad. The first batch of one has sold out. However, a second batch is coming. Stepping...

Classic Home Video Games 1985-1988: Rolling Thunder

Publisher: Tengen.  Developer: Tengen, Platform Shooter, 1 player 1989. Despite skinnier characters, less colorful graphics, and lack of two-player alternating mode, Rolling Thunder is an excellent port of Namco's 1986 arcade classic.  On a mission to rescue the...

Super Mario Bros. (NES)

  Home video gaming in the 1980’s was ultimately defined by two consoles, the Atari Video Computer System (2600) and the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Sure, there were many other popular, well received, and well made consoles during that time, but it ultimately...