20th Anniversary of Pokémon - 20 Years of Gotta Catch ‘em All
The global phenomenon known as Pokémon is turning 20 this year and Nintendo is going all out. Multiple game releases, a foray into mobile gaming, free mythical Pokémon and even a Super Bowl commercial are being used to mark the cultural significance the franchise has brought to...READ MORE >
Go TURBO! The Cult Following of the TurboGrafx-16
Something unusual I’ve discovered is that people either love the TurboGrafx-16…or they’ve never heard of it. Serious collectors have told me the TurboGrafx-16 is their absolute favorite gaming system, and casual gamers give me a puzzled stare if I mention it. There...READ MORE >
Virtual Boy: Virtual Reality Before it was Virtual Reality
Imagine playing video games while being totally immersed in a virtual reality experience. Sounds enticing, right? This is what Nintendo promised back in 1995 with the Virtual Boy, but the console didn't quite live up to the hype. It did bring on a new...READ MORE >
After collecting a few retro systems, you may find yourself running out of spots to plug them all in to your television. Swapping the wires each time you want to play a new system might work, but let's be honest, it's a pain. We'll be focusing on...READ MORE >
My Sega Genesis
I was five years old when my older cousins, Mikey and Anthony, introduced me to video games. Even though I was “too young,” they passed me the controller (with strong admonitions against breaking it) and allowed me the privilege of hacking and slashing through one level of a...READ MORE >
I don't remember asking my parents for a Nomad, and I'll never know what possessed them to purchase one. However, a very excited kid on Christmas morning in the late 90's unwrapped a Sega Genesis Nomad and promptly began to play it. Six AA batteries and two hours...READ MORE >
Coleco Chameleon: Can Cartridges Make a Comeback?
After what seems like decades of silence, the brand responsible for the ColecoVision and Cabbage Patch Kids has announced that they're partnering up for a new video game system—the first cartridge-based home console since the Nintendo 64—and calling it the Coleco Chameleon. Projected for early 2016,...READ MORE >
Panasonic Q - The Gamecube With a DVD Player.
Here is one I bet you didn’t know about, the Panasonic Q. The Q is the combination of a Nintendo Gamecube and a DVD player. Released in December of 2001 and discontinued in 2003 due to low sales, the Q never really made an impression and was ultimately deemed a...READ MORE >