Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Aaron Laberge

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Aaron Laberge, who is displayed on card number 2642 from the Superstars of 2017 Collection.   Aaron’s trading card will be presented and featured the weekend of March 18th, 2017 in Banning, CA.   Living in Canada, Aaron has...

Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers

Sometimes some crimes go slipping through the cracks, but these two gumshoes are picking up the slack… Chip N' Dale: Rescue Rangers debuted in early 1989 and went into national syndication that Fall. It featured the classic Disney characters Chip and Dale, but...

The South Park for Game Boy Color That Almost Was

Back in the late 90's, Comedy Central's South Park burst onto the cable television scene and became an overnight success, the talk of the schoolyard and water cooler alike. As such, it stood to reason that numerous companies were eager to cash in on the craze, and...

God of War for PS2 Review

Released in 2005 on PS2, God of War kickstarted a killer IP for Sony which has resulted in a highly rated entry (of the same name) on the PS4 this year. Since I own most of the games but haven't played any, I thought it would be prudent to start with the original!...

The Temple of Apshai

It began with Dungeons & Dragons. In the late 1970s, Jim Connelly acquired a Commodore PET to assist in his work as a Dungeon Master. He led a regular game in California. One of his players was a man named Jon Freeman, the author of books like The Complete Book of War...

Key Quest: The Holy Grail of the VIC-20

The Ark of the Covenant. The search for the Holy Grail. The Lost Dutchman’s Mine. All are legendary treasures that have inspired exhaustive quests. Epic literature, poems and folklore have been created about the subjects. Over the centuries, heroes and rogues have...

A look at Brian’s ManCave

Do you remember your first video game / arcade you played and what do you remember about it? I believe it would have been Astrosmash!  On the Intellivision. I know that the Intellivision was our first video game system when I was a kid and I have many memories playing...

Arcade 1Up pre-orders now available!

New York, USA – June 12, 2018 – Tastemakers, LLC. is opening the doors to the past on July 25. Eager consumers will be able to place pre-orders for the first wave of affordable Arcade1Up smaller-scale arcade cabinets stocked with classic games like Atari’s Centipede...

The C64 Mini has almost made it to North America!

Ontario, Canada - July 23, 2018 – Retro Games Ltd. and Solutions 2 GO announced today that the THEC64® Mini is coming to North American retail stores on October 9, 2018.  THEC64® Mini, a 50% replica of the of the world’s bestselling home computer that launched in...

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

I have a confession to make: I love the Weekly World News. If you don’t remember the Weekly World News, it was a tabloid magazine that you could pick up in grocery stores. It told stories about characters like Bat Boy, merfolk, cryptids, and more. It’s no longer in...

The Battletoads for Game Boy That Almost Was

During a recent interview with Rare fan site RareFanDaBase, video game engineer and producer Paul Machacek spoke on a number of things which have occurred during his time with the company. A veteran of 30 years, he's seen a lot -- including things that most fans will...

Way of the Dragon: Remembering Bruce Lee the Video Game

In the world of martial arts, no name looms quiet so large as that of Bruce Lee. Born in the Year of the Dragon in the Hour of the Dragon, he was the creator of Jeet Kune Do (Way of the Intercepting Fist) and a star of film and television. He was Lee in the legendary...

Nintendo 64 Chronicles [6] Blast Corps & FIFA 64

#11 : Blast Corps What are you to do when a nuclear missile that's being carried through the countryside becomes a runaway? Why, you destroy everything in it's path of course! Rare's twist on a puzzle game, Blast Corps has you do exactly that through it's 57 levels....

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Tim Mcvey

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Tim McVey who currently is displayed on card number 56, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection.  He is also featured on cards 162, 510, 612, 2095 and 2304.   Tim is an avid game player starting from the early 1980s in Ottumwa,...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Dan Iacovelli

Join us tomorrow for the Video Game Summit in Villa Park, IL.   Today we will talk with Dan Iacovelli of Westchester, IL  who began this event 13 years ago.    For more information go to http://www.videogamesummit.net/ Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Dan...

Video Game Summit 2018

Video Game Summit, is Chicago’s Premier Video Game Event. The 2018 show will be at The Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park,IL, 7/14/18 show hours are: 10:00am till 6pm(all times central) Remember how much fun you used to have playing Atari, Nintendo and all kinds of games...

Nintendo 64 Chronicles [5] NBA Hangtime & Mario Kart 64

#9 : NBA Hangtime Not being a huge basketball fan, I wasn't all that excited when I first fired this game up on my N64. However, it took about 30 seconds before that emotion completely flipped and I got hyped. NBA Hangtime is Midway's continuation of it's NBA Jam...

Creature Features: Monster Games of the 1980s

I adore the old, black and white monster movies. Films like Frankenstein, King Kong, and even clunkers like Gamera are some of my favorite cinematic experiences. Given the choice between Citizen Kane and Creature from the Black Lagoon, I’ll pick the creature feature...