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The Commodore 64 Is Back!

It's dangerous to go alone... read this. The Commodore 64 is notorious among fans of old school gaming and the release of the up coming C64 mini has definitely been gaining a lot of hype in the retro gaming community.... 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 →

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 →

Completing Classics – The Legend of Zelda.

I recently completed The Legend Of Zelda on the Nes for the first time ever, even though I have been playing this game for as far back as I can remember. One of my first memories of TLOZ is playing... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Completing Classics – The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker

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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