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Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Josh Houslander

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Josh Houslander who is displayed on card number 139, from the Twin Galaxies Superstars Collection of 2011.  Josh was one of the creators of a podcast for Twin Galaxies website that discussed all things Twin Galaxies as well as...

32X Support is Finally Coming to the Mega Sg

The Mega Sg, by Analogue, is a jack-of-all-trades FPGA Sega console when it comes to the 80’s and 90’s. While it can play Genesis/Mega Drive and the Master System out of the box (as well as including an edge connector for the Sega/Mega CD), additional adapters can...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Moondust

In 1978, Brian Eno released the album Ambient 1: Music for Airports. It remains a landmark in the world of ambient music, a genre which said was, “as ignorable as it was interesting” and which was intended to “induce calm and a space to think.” The music was quiet,...

Classic Consoles: Are They Worth It?

I'm going to come out and say it right off the bat, I LOVE the concept of these classic mini consoles.  I do.  I think these are great.  They are made by the companies that originally made them, they can hook up to your brand new HDTV, and some of them have those...

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 By Brandon Poe

I remember when I first heard about Sonic the Hedgehog (in an Electronic Gaming Monthly Magazine). I thought of how cool it would be to control a blue hedgehog with incredible speed. I think what fascinated me the most was the ability to zip through a stage in...

Birthday Mania ROM Released

Even of you aren't a fan of the Atari 2600, there's a chance you've encountered the name Birthday Mania. Probably in one of those lists of The All-Time Rarest And/Or Most Valuable Video Games Ever. It typically appears near the top of those lists because it is...

Hogs of War for PS1 Review

New review! Today I check out Hogs of War for the PS1. This turn-based strategy game has you fighting a war for swill while playing as cute, little piggies. Watch it below: [wpdevart_youtube width="640" height="385" autoplay="0" theme="light" loop_video="0"...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Gumshoe

Duck Hunt was the only Nintendo game I ever played which required the Zapper. I spent more time shooting at the dog then I did the ducks. It was fun, and I wasted hours of my life playing it. That said, it wasn’t the only system to utilize the light gun, and it was...

X-Wing and TIE Fighter By Josh LaFrance

When I think of space combat simulators I think of two franchises, Star Wars X-Wing and TIE fighter games and Wing Commander. I am not sure which I like better and that changes month to month (perhaps the topic for a future showdown?), but what I do know is that Star...

Honoring a Pioneer – By Leonard Herman

In January 2000, Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine, which at the time was the world’s best-selling video game magazine, published my seven-piece article about Ralph Baer, the inventor of the home video game console. Baer later told me, several times, that he...

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters By Amy Trinanes

If you’re a 90’s kid, or just really enjoyed Nickelodeon cartoons, then you probably remember Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters the game was released in 1995, two years before the show went off the air. Well, the show may be gone but Ickis, Oblina, and...

Metal Gear Solid Demo Disc Memories

The 32-bit era of video game systems introduced a new concept to gamers that opted to pick up the CD-ROM based Sony PlayStation or the Sega Saturn: Demo discs. These discs would occasionally be included as a pack-in with the game systems, but magazines specifically...

Virtua Racing Shaped MegaSD can now play Virtua Racing

We first wrote about the MegaSD here at OSGM towers back in June, and while now barely released, it appears the developer has been hard at work making it the best product it can possibly be. For those not in the know, the MegaSD is an FPGA-based piece of hardware that...

GoldenEye 007 By Josh LaFrance

There have been several fantastic first person shooters over the years and also quite a few that are not so great. Luckily for all of us, GoldenEye 007 fits into the "fantastic" category This is a game that many people can remember fondly playing at a party or with a...