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Retro video game nerd with a love of nostalgia and all all things gaming

Retro Collecting Tip 7 of 20: Networking, Make Some Friends And Grow As a Gamer.

This week, as the title states, I will be talking about the importance of networking and how it will help you grow as a gamer. What I mean by networking is getting to know other retro gamers and sharing your... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 6 of 20: Trade and Upgrade.

Over time on during your collecting journey you will more than likely end up with some games that you don't really like any more or even some doubles of games that you might have picked up cheap somewhere, that is... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 5 of 20: Loose Carts to Start.

There is a big difference in price between loose cartridge games and boxed or complete in box(CIB) games and sometimes it is better to keep it loose, especially when you start out collecting.   I have bought quite a few... Continue Reading →

An Interview with The Video Game Guy, AKA Rob Cavaliere.

As a huge retro video game fan and collector, I love to interact with other people who share my passion for retro gaming. One of my favorite mediums to use when connecting with other retro enthusiasts is Instagram. There is... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 4 of 20: eBay, Try Not To Get Carried Away.

I mentioned before that it is very easy to get carried away when you start off in the collecting game, I got carried away at first and it is something I wish I had been able to control a bit... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 3 of 20: Use ROMs To Try Before You Buy

If you are looking at a new game and you are unsure whether or not you will like it then there are a few options available to you. Some of these are fairly obvious like watching some gameplay footage of... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 2 of 20: Know The Value or Pay The Price.

This collecting tip is all about cost. Over the years I have discovered that it is very important to do some research and learn the average cost of video games, consoles and accessories. I have paid more than I should... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tips, 1 of 20: Tell People

Over the years of collecting video games I have learned a few things which I wish I had known when I started out. I have gotten some really great deals and also paid over the odds, I have had people... Continue Reading →

18 years with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

On November 11th 1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was released on the Nintendo 64 in Europe. I'm sure a lot of gamers woke up on Christmas morning to a copy of Ocarina under their tree, a gift... Continue Reading →

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