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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 →

Retro Collecting Tip 14 or 20: Buying In Bulk.

It’s dangerous to go alone! Read this. Something that can be easily over looked when on the hunt for some new old games is buying in bulk. When buying a bundle of games it does require you to spend a... Continue Reading →

20 Years of Goldeneye 007.

Friday the 25th of August was the 20th anniversary of Goldeneye 007 on the Nintendo 64. Goldeneye is an iconic and revolutionary first person shooter by the Notorious Rare company who created some of the N64's most beloved games. Video... 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 →

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 I... 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 →

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 →

In Pokémon Blue and Red, which starter did you choose?

A decision that divided a generation, but who did you choose? This is the story of my first Pokémon. When Pokémon Green and Red hit the shelves in Japan back in 1996 they were a phenomenal success. Pokémon green was... Continue Reading →

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