Tag: retrogaming

Oct 14 2017

2 Weeks With The SNES Classic Edition

As the title suggest, I’ve had the SNES Classic Edition for about 2 weeks. That’s been enough time, along with my work schedule and Xadara stuff, to manage to complete everything on Super Mario World and to play all the way through Earthbound. Sure, I’ve touched on a few things – unlocked Star Fox 2 …

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Sep 29 2017

I Got A SNES Classic Edition Console

Thanks to some connections (and the fact that I actually wanted one at launch) I was able to get one of the highly sought after SNES Classic Edition consoles – a small stand alone plug-and-play style console which contains 21 built in games from the 16-bit Super Nintendo, a top tier gaming console back in …

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Sep 21 2017

Update: The SNES Classic Will Be Sold In Quebec After All

News coming in from up north, apparently the SNES Classic Edition will be sold in Quebec after all. Toys R Us Canada and EB Games Canada twitter accounts made mention of this a few days ago, which is good news for everyone in Quebec who wanted to get the console locally. The bad news? Doesn’t …

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Sep 14 2017

I Found A 3DO Console While Thrifting

As long term readers are aware, one of my hobbies is hitting thrift stores, antique malls, and other such places and seeing what all I can find that may be of use, interesting, or otherwise something I’d want. The past few months have been somewhat dry beyond the usual odds and ends, but back on …

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Sep 12 2017

The Atari 2600 Turns 40!

In a bit of news from yesterday that, out of respect for the date I waited until today to share, the Atari Video Computer System (better known as the Atari 2600) was released 40 years ago yesterday, September 11th. The Atari 2600 is one of the most historic consoles in gaming, to be sure. Not …

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Sep 12 2017

Nintendo On SNES Classic Availability, And The Return Of The NES Classic In 2018

Okay, we’ve got a double shot of Nintendo news today. Starting off with the news of Nintendo urging those who want the SNES Classic console, due to release later this month, to not pay above the retail price for one – this going hand in hand with Nintendo saying that they will produce more SNES …

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Sep 04 2017

SNES Classic Pre-Orders Are Being Mysteriously Cancelled

In another peculiar bit of SNES Classic Edition news, apparently pre-orders are getting cancelled again. This time, however, these are legitimate pre-orders and not the obviously premature ones that Walmart had opened up a few months ago. Originally I was made aware of the fact that pre-orders from Hawaii were getting cancelled at oddly high …

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Aug 23 2017

The SNES Classic Edition To Not Be Sold In Quebec?

I was informed by a friend yesterday of something a little odd: The SNES Classic Edition is, currently, illegal to sell in Quebec, Canada. People who have placed pre-orders with addresses in Quebec began receiving notices that their orders would not be shipped to QC addresses, and would be canceled as a result, alongside Canadian …

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Aug 16 2017

Angry Video Game Nerd Episode 20: Atari 5200 – Episode Review

Are we here already? Episode 20 of The Angry Video Game Nerd. In this episode, the AVGN covers the successor to the legendary Atari 2600 (or VCS as it was known at the time) game console, the Atari 5200. The Atari 5200 is infamous for the fact that the controllers virtually always failed in one …

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Aug 15 2017

First Thoughts On Sonic Mania

I’m a huge fan of the Classic Sonic the Hedgehog games, so Sonic Mania was a game I just had to play day 1, and play I did. I actually played for quite a few hours today a somewhat rare thing for me to do, and I had a hell of a good time. That …

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