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!
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
When I was in middle school I would make sport of searching the house around Christmas time in an effort to uncover my gifts prior to the big day. Perhaps I’m just not big on surprises but I would make it my quest to find as many presents as possible and enjoyed the foreknowledge of … More Star Wars: Shadows Over Christmas
When the Nintendo 64 was released it blew people away with the groundbreaking Super Mario 64 and the graphically impressive Pilotwings 64. Unfortunately that was the ENTIRE launch lineup; two games. Back in those early days of the Nintendo 64 it seemed like console owners were constantly waiting for the next release while enduring one … More GoldenEye 007 (N64, 1997)
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