Blaze Entertainment entered the handheld console market in May 2020 with the release of the Evercade. The sleek little handheld had a lot of competition as the market was already flooded with cheap handheld units with built-in games, flimsy builds, and low-resolution screens. Still, Evercade distinguished itself from everything else by introducing a component near and dear to a retro gamer’s heart: Cartridges. Blaze Entertainment strived to work with the legacies of great gaming companies like Irem, Jaleco, Intellivision, Atari, Renovation, Data East, and many more to sell officially licensed compilation cartridges for use on the handheld. Just over two years after its release, the Evercade has a sizable cartridge and game library available to players. Just at the tail end of 2022, the Evercade brand received a new, backward-compatible handheld in the form of the Evercade EXP.

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From the moment he touched an Intellivision controller in 1985, Mike knew that he had experienced something incredible in the world of video games that would shape him for the rest of his life. From that point forward, he would make it his mission to experience video games from every console generation going forward. Eventually, he would become obsessed with magazines that wrote about the games he loved, and it would inspire him to start writing about games himself in 1998 for various local media outlets. Always looking for an opportunity to branch out, Mike eventually coded the foundation of a website that would ultimately morph into Gamer Logic Dot Net, an independent video game site that continues to cover modern and classic video game today. Additional, Mike composes music for indie games under his other alias "Unleaded Logic"