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

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Talking it Back: Pokémon Yellow

I recently delved back in to the world of Pokémon Yellow and started a brand new journey to become a Pokémon master. My first intro to Pokémon on the Game Boy was Pokémon Blue, one of the games that defined... Continue Reading →

Talking It Back: Super Mario Bros 3

The third installment into the Super Mario Bros series is arguably the best of all. SMB3 (Super Mario Bros 3) was initially released in Japan during October of 1988, it didn't make it to western markets until February of 1990... Continue Reading →

Talking It Back – Super Mario Bros 2.

I can always remember playing Super Mario Bros 2 as a kid and being amazing by how different it was to it's predecessor. It wasn't until many years later that I would learn of the games history and hear the... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 12 of 20: Collectibles And Merchandise.

It's dangerous to go alone! Read this. I love all things gaming and that includes some of the amazing collectibles and merchandise that is out there. This includes pin badges, posters, toys, movies, clothes, the list goes on. Collectibles and... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 11 of 20: Retro Games of The Future.

It's dangerous to go alone! Read this. I often hear stories of people buying Nintendo 64 games during the time when the console was going out of fashion and games were being sold complete in box for around €5. I... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 10 of 20: Look after your collection.

It's dangerous to go alone! Read this. When collecting anything, it is really important to look after your collection so here are a few of the tips that I take into consideration when looking after my collection. First things first,... Continue Reading →

Talking It Back: Super Mario Bros.

The first video game I ever played was Super Mario Bros on the Nintendo Nes. I can remember sitting in front of the TV for hours upon hours with my older brother Aodhan, making our way through the mushroom kingdom... Continue Reading →

Pokémon Snap, Gotta Snap’em All.

Pokémon Snap is another game that I didn't get to play much of as a kid. As a huge Pokémon fan, I was very excited when this game was released but for some reason I was never able to get... Continue Reading →

“The Rise of Retro” A mini documentary by Clear Haze.

Recently I was approached by Alan Dunne of Clear Haze who was interested in putting together a mini documentary on the recent resurgence of retro gaming. During the film I talk about why I love retro gaming and why I... Continue Reading →

Completing Classics – Kirby’s Adventure.

As a kid, I didn't know a lot about Kirby and his amazing adventure. I had heard of the character but never played any of the games, in fact the first time I played as Kirby was in Super Smash... Continue Reading →

Why Retro?

Why Retro? This is a question that I get asked all too often. People are fascinated that I prefer to play games that were released over 30 years ago when I could be playing the latest game that was released... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 8 of 20: Modify to unlock the world.

One thing I have noticed over the years of collecting video games is that for a lot of games, the prices vary quite a bit between NTSC, NTSC-J and Pal region games. For instance, a game that I have been... Continue Reading →

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