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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 →

Why The Nintendo 64?

The Nintendo 64 is a favorite for a lot of gamers both young and old. Its impressive library boasts some of the greatest video games of all time such as Super Mario 64, Goldeneye 007, Banjo Kazooie, The Legend of... 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 →

“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 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 →

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 →

My Intro to Retro.

The main reason I love to play the games of my childhood is nostalgia. Placing that Super Mario World cartridge in to the Super Nintendo, flipping that power switch on and seeing the red light appear makes me smile every... Continue Reading →

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