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

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 →

Nintendo Announces The SNES Classic Mini.

The latest edition to the Nintendo Classic Mini series has finally been announced. The Snes Mini will be released in Europe on the 29th of September with a retail price of  about €89.99 which is pretty reasonable considering the amazing... 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 →

Retro Collecting Tip 9 of 20: Keep A Catalogue.

I'm back after a little break, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild kind of consumed me for the past few weeks. I'm all finished now, well the main story line at least so thought I'd get cracking on... 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... Continue Reading →

Recently Completed: 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... 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 →

Guest Appearance on The Alpha Zone Gaming Podcast.

Recently I had a guest spot with the guys from The Alpha Zone Gaming Podcast. It was the 15th Episode in their Podcast series and appropriately titled "Back In Time". Before I get into what we discussed, I thought I'd... Continue Reading →

Beating The Wind Waker After Far Too Long.

I know I am a bit late to the party, after all The Wind Waker was released over a decade ago, but after months of stopping and starting, I have finally beat the game. When it was first released in... Continue Reading →

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