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My Loser Phase - Reflections on Video Game Retail from 1992-1997

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

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

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

History of Backwards Compatibility

As the name implies, a history of backwards compatibility in gaming consoles.


Console Timeline

Console Timeline

A look at the lifespans of video game consoles, features really big pictures.


Video Games of the Monday Night War

Video Games of the Monday Night War

Reliving professional wrestling's greatest era through video games.


American guide to Falcom 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)

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.


GameCube 10th Anniversary Tribute

GameCube 10th Anniversary Tribute

Some random memories and a slightly rambling top 10 list.


If NES games were made today

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.


Rumble Feature: Good Riddance

Rumble Feature: Good Riddance

How I rediscovered that the rumble feature is lame.


Street Fighter The Movie Made My Afternoon

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

Skyward Sword and the Evolution of the Zelda Series

A review of Skyward Sword and some thoughts on where the Zelda series is headed.


2008 me talks to 1995 me about video games

2008 me talks to 1995 me about video games

A trip back in time to talk to myself about video games.


The plot of Final Fantasy VII according to Wikipedia articles not about Final Fantasy VII

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 Return of Mario and Pac-Man

The finest collection of bootleg games the city of Chennai has to offer.


Coleco (Sega) Handheld

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?

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

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

20th Anniversary Tribute to the Ys Series

A slightly sappy look back at my experiences with the Ys series.


Saving GameStop

Saving GameStop

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

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 2006

Midwest Gaming Classic 2006

Same as above, only two years later.


Midwest Gaming Classic 2007

Midwest Gaming Classic 2007

And a recap of the 2007 event.


Midwest Gaming Classic 2008

Midwest Gaming Classic 2008

Spotting a trend yet?


Midwest Gaming Classic 2009

Midwest Gaming Classic 2009

Has it been five Midwest Gaming Classics already?


Midwest Gaming Classic 2010

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 2011

Midwest Gaming Classic 2011

A quick recap of the Midwest Gaming Classic's 10th anniversary.


Midwest Gaming Classic 2012

Midwest Gaming Classic 2012

My annual Midwest Gaming Classic recap - come check out the pictures of everything you missed.


Midwest Gaming Classic 2013

Midwest Gaming Classic 2013

An incredibly belated, yet somehow rushed, recap of the 2013 show.


Midwest Gaming Classic 2014

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

Midwest Gaming Classic 2015

Although not very wordy, my recap of the 2015 has more photos than all my previous recaps.


Videos

Virtua Fighter 32X Promotional Tape (featuring vaporware)

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)

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.


Random Promo Tapes

Random Promo Tapes

An assortment of brief promo tapes.



Lists

Mortal Kombat Home Version Rankings

Mortal Kombat Home Version Rankings

Ranking the home versions of Mortal Kombat from best to worst.


Mortal Kombat II Home Version Rankings

Mortal Kombat II Home Version Rankings

Ranking the home versions of Mortal Kombat II from best to worst.


TurboGrafx-16 on the Nintendo Wii

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

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.


Top 10 Worst Genesis Sequels

Top 10 Worst Genesis Sequels

A countdown of the worst sequels to grace the Sega Genesis.


Top 3 Overrated NES Games

Top 3 Overrated NES Games

Three NES games that get way more credit than they deserve.


10 Video game ports that should exist

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)

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.


The Mario Scale

The Mario Scale

A nifty ranking/scoring system for video game reviews.


Grudge Matches

Nintendo Entertainment System vs. Sega Master System

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

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

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.



Other

Loser Phase Exodus - 18 Month Sentence at Super Crown 1996-1997

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

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

MD.emu Sega CD Compatibility

A quick guide to which Sega CD games work with MD.emu based on my collection.


Cakes

Cakes

A little gallery of video game themed birthday cakes.