My Loser Phase - Reflections on Video Game Retail from 1992-1997
A recounting of the years I worked at an Electronics Boutique/Waldensoftware.
Closing Time: A Tribute to the Last Calls of Gaming
A look at the final games released for popular (and not so popular) video game systems.
Electronics Boutique Spring 1996 CD
Tons of images and inane commentary about a CD catalog given out at Electronics Boutique & Waldensoftware stores in early 1996.
History of Backwards Compatibility
As the name implies, a history of backwards compatibility in gaming consoles.
Video Games of the Monday Night War
Reliving professional wrestling's greatest era through video games.
American guide to Falcom games
Doing my best to sort out which Falcom games were released in the United States.
The Decade in Video Games (and Eventually the Top 10 Games of the Decade)
A year-by-year recap of the 00s and my favorite games from that decade.
If NES games were made today
A gallery of what some popular NES games would look like if the industry norms of 2013 were applied to them.
Street Fighter The Movie Made My Afternoon
A short tale of how I ended-up as a background character in a semi-obscure video game.
Skyward Sword and the Evolution of the Zelda Series
A review of Skyward Sword and some thoughts on where the Zelda series is headed.
The plot of Final Fantasy VII according to Wikipedia articles not about Final Fantasy VII
My attempt to reconstruct the events of Final Fantasy VII based on articles that should have nothing to do with Final Fantasy VII.
The Return of Mario and Pac-Man
The finest collection of bootleg games the city of Chennai has to offer.
Coleco (Sega) Handheld
A review of a handheld system produced by Coleco containing 20 classic Sega games.
What if the Super Nintendo CD was Released in 1991?
Three scenarios that could have played out if the joint Super Nintendo/Sony CD attachment was released as originally planned.
Alternate history: Nine games that could have revived defeated consoles
Rampant speculation on how the fate of nine runner-up consoles would have been altered by just one single game.
20th Anniversary Tribute to the Ys Series
A slightly sappy look back at my experiences with the Ys series.
Many analysts think GameStop is doomed once the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are released. Things definitely look grim for them but I think they have a real chance to survive with a few changes. Although being completely unqualified, here's my shot at creating a long-term plan for them.
Midwest Gaming Classic Recaps
Midwest Gaming Classic 2004
I paid a visit to the Midwest Gaming Classic 2004, this is a little write-up of what I found most interesting there.
Midwest Gaming Classic 2010
The economic downturn finally catches-up to the classic video game scene as the 2010 event was filled with bargains.
Midwest Gaming Classic 2012
My annual Midwest Gaming Classic recap - come check out the pictures of everything you missed.
Midwest Gaming Classic 2014
After 10 years I'm still excited about visiting the Midwest Gaming Classic and as usual it was a great event in 2014.
Midwest Gaming Classic 2015
Although not very wordy, my recap of the 2015 has more photos than all my previous recaps.
Virtua Fighter 32X Promotional Tape (featuring vaporware)
A promo tape given to Virtua Fighter 32X pre-orders with previews of upcoming games.
Atari Jaguar: Do the Math Demo Tape 11/14/1994 (or 10 reasons why the Jaguar failed)
45-minute Atari Jaguar demo tape with clips from more than 30 games.
Mortal Kombat II Home Version Rankings
Ranking the home versions of Mortal Kombat II from best to worst.
TurboGrafx-16 on the Nintendo Wii
5 TG-16 games that should be the Wii virtual console, 5 that shouldn't, and 5 that should but won't.
TurboGrafx-16 CD on the Nintendo Wii
5 TG-16 CD games that should be the Wii virtual console, 5 that shouldn't, and 5 that should but won't.
10 Video game ports that should exist
A look at some video game ports that should have been made and rampant speculation on why they don't.
10 Reasons Why Chrono Cross is a Great RPG (3 Reasons Why it's Not)
A breakdown of the things that make Chrono Cross a great RPG, and a couple of annoyances.
Nintendo Entertainment System vs. Sega Master System
Nintendo flattened Sega in the 80s, but did they really have the superior console?
Video Game Sports Picks
Joe Montana Sportstalk Football Picks the Winner of Super Bowl XXXVI
Can Joe Montana Sportstalk Football predict the outcome of the Patriots-Rams Super Bowl?
Bill Walsh College Football '95 Picks the College Champion of 2003
2003 saw a college football controversy, let's see if Bill Walsh College Football '95 can settle the score.
Loser Phase Exodus - 18 Month Sentence at Super Crown 1996-1997
A brief follow-up to the semi-popular Loser Phase article.
Ripping 16-bit CD games on Ubuntu and playing them on the Ouya
A tutorial on how to play Sega CD and TurboGrafx-16 CD games you already own on the Android microconsole.
MD.emu Sega CD Compatibility
A quick guide to which Sega CD games work with MD.emu based on my collection.