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

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GamerFest Returns To Galway

It's dangerous to go alone, read this. GamerFest 18 is coming to Galway this month for what is promised to be their biggest event to date. I was lucky enough to have made the very first GamerFest event last year... Continue Reading →

A Blast From The Past With The Snes Classic Edition

When the NES Classic Edition was released last year, the rumour of a SNES Classic Edition was already doing the rounds among the gaming community. Then with the success of the notorious NES Classic Edition, it was a certainty that... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 13 of 20: Branch Out And Try Something Different.

It's dangerous to go alone! Read this. In my early days of gaming, I was definitely a creature of habit, I would tend to play the same games over and over again without branching out to discover new genres that... 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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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