“Dedicated to you… the old school/retro gamer from the arcades to your home!”

Featured Posts

Tracking Your Game Collection with Excel and Dropbox: A Simple, but Practical Guide

There are many ways one can track their game collection, be it an app or some other sort of online service. While these offer niceties like box art, market worth and social network features so you can gloat about your collection of cardboard and plastic to other...

About Massively Multiplayer Online Games

Would you want to compete with other online players from different parts of the world in a variety of online only games? A massively multiplayer online game also known as (MMOG/MMO) refers to those video games that allow a large group of players to participate...

Pinball Trading Card Spotlight – Robert Berk

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Rob Berk, who is displayed on card number 260, from the Superstars of 2012. Rob is also featured on card numbers 782 and 1702.  Next weekend (October 17th-20th) is the annual Pinball Expo is in Wheeling, Illinois.   Robert...
Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Doc Mack

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Doc Mack

This weekend the International Video Game Hall of Fame will be inducting its new members into the Class of 2019.  One of these inductees is Doc Mack.  Doc is the owner and creator of the worlds largest arcade, Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, IL.  He is being...

Lee’s Classic Corner: CVG 101

Lee’s Classic Corner: CVG 101

Welcome to the first CVG 101 column. My name is Lee K. Seitz, and I've been actively collecting classic video games since the late 1980s. The purpose of this column is to help educate newcomers to the hobby of collecting classic video games. Each issue I'll choose a...

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance: A Really Great Tactics Game

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance: A Really Great Tactics Game

I love tactics games.  To the passing gamer, they may seem boring with the lack of action and constant planning and strategizing.  But to me, it's an intense chess match where every move matters and the satisfaction of watching a strategy play out perfectly is oh so...

Five NES Sleeper Gems

Five NES Sleeper Gems

With over 700 games, the Nintendo Entertainment System library is massive. For that reason alone, it’s possible you haven’t played some of the best games on the console, despite the fact that the console was discontinued 25 years ago. In this exclusive Old School...

The Seventies: Space Wars – By Kevin Butler

The Seventies: Space Wars – By Kevin Butler

Space Wars was the first vector-driven arcade game. Its success would enable Atari to create their own vector generator creating games such as Asteroids and Battlezone. Space Wars also enabled a fledgling company called Cinematronics (established in 1975) to finally...

Nintendo Ultra 64 Controller Prototype Discovered

Nintendo Ultra 64 Controller Prototype Discovered

A while back, I took a brief look at what made the Nintendo 64 controller unique among its contemporaries in the market. What I didn't look at, however, was the controller we didn't get. Recently, retrogaming "preservationist, restorer, hobby sw + hw engineer" Shane...

R.I.P. Sean Quigley

R.I.P. Sean Quigley

  On September 18th, 2019, A dear friend and fellow gamer passed away.   He was a local gamer in my home state of Illinois.  Sean was a frequent visitor of Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, IL.  He was a true compeitive gamer that loved hanging out with his...

Joystick Nation reviewed by Patrick Wong

Joystick Nation reviewed by Patrick Wong

It would seem video games are marketed primarily to males and whenever a female shows interest, every guy should stand, take notice and wonder, “What's this girl thinking about?” In Joystick Nation, J.C. Herz describes how video games played an important part in her...

Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro Details Released

Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro Details Released

A few weeks ago, you may recall our initial report on the Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro. Not a lot was known then – it’s honestly just an article of speculation – but a few days ago, SNK finally let rip a bunch of information in a press release. And hey, what do you know?...

Retro Remakes

Retro Remakes

It seems with out fail, whenever Hollywood announces a remake/reboot of a beloved film or film franchise it's met with so much toxicity that'll make System of a Down blush.  However the complete polar opposite seems to happen with video games.  The yells and cries of...