Yesterday I read the news that Toys R Us is going to liquidate entirely rather than restructure debt meaning that the last national toy chain in the US is shuttering its doors for good. Over the years I witnessed the closures of Children’s Palace, K.B. Toys, and FAO Schwarz, and although I was dissatisfied or … More Random Memories of a Toys R Us Kid
Since I wrote about the 20th Anniversary of the Nintendo 64 and we are still celebrating two decades of the seminal 3D system, I decided it was only fitting to take a look back at some of the great games that were available in 1996 with the console. When the Nintendo 64 launched in North America on … More Super Mario 64 (N64, 1996)
As I sit here and type this it’s difficult for me to believe that the Nintendo 64 is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary. I began buying retro video games when the N64 was still being actively sold on store shelves and was considered contemporary. Now the Nintendo 64 itself is considered retro which makes me feel … More Nintendo 64: 20th Anniversary!
Here we go again! This is the fifth installment of Five Awesome Video Game Tracks! That means if my multiplication skills are still refined that you could enjoy 25 interesting video game melodies if you check out all of these installments. It also means that I’ve written roughly 5,000 words dedicated to beeps, hums, and tones … More Five Awesome Video Game Tracks Part 5
I have a large confession to make here. Not once during childhood did I ever even play a Castlevania game. I’m not really sure why because they would have been right up my alley. Part of it has to do with the manner in which games were acquired. Today in my 30’s if I want … More Castlevania (NES, 1987)
PC games back in the day were leaps and bounds ahead of console games in terms of complexity and storytelling. Our family purchased our first PC back in 1992 as my mom was going to night school; an IBM PS1. Since I was a big fan of the NES and it’s library my mom went … More Robin Hood: Conquests of the Longbow (Sierra, 1992)
It is difficult for me to believe it. On this day, August 24, 1995 Microsoft officially released it’s pivotal operating system Windows 95. My how time flies. I remember the hype and buzz surrounding the release of Windows 95 like it was yesterday and now it has been exactly TWENTY YEARS since the operating system … More Happy 20th Birthday Microsoft Windows 95!
Hello and welcome long time fans and newcomers alike to my ongoing series highlighting five random video game tracks! The concept is a simple one. I post embedded videos of a small handful of video game tracks that I found either particularly memorable or just happened to enjoy. So without further ado away we go! … More Five Awesome Video Game Tracks Part 3