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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 →

Completing Classics – The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past.

It's dangerous to go alone, read this. The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past is one of the most iconic games of the franchise and a game that somehow passed me by as a kid. I am a... 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 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 →

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 →

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 →

“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 →

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 →

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 →

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