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
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!
The late 1990’s was a special time in video game history. The gaming industry was maturing, two dimensional graphics gave way to 3D worlds, technology was giving gamers experiences they never would have thought was possible previously, and there was intense competition between established game companies and a powerful newcomer. For me personally the late … More Summer of ’98 Part V: Video Games
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
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