December 2, 2023
December 1994 was the twilight of the 16-bit era. The Saturn, PlayStation, and Windows 95 were just months away. The 16-bit to 32-bit shift seemed to happen over just one week in 1995. These are the last days of the 16-bit era and we didn't even know it. This is it, the last xmas of the great 16-bit console war.
November 24, 2023
Exactly 20 years ago three consoles were battling it out to win the holiday season. Meanwhile the last survivor of the previous generation was somehow still kicking and the Game Boy Advance was hitting its stride.
July 15, 2023
I didn't plan to do a "summer of scans" but here we are. This catalog turned 30 recently and has the first preview of Street Fighter II for the Sega Genesis. It is also the first catalog to list the Turbo Duo which is exciting for a small number of people.
July 15, 2023
Well this is embarrassing. I scanned this all the way back in August 2012 and forgot to post it for almost 11 years. Better late than never I guess.
July 8, 2023
There was a period of time around 2013-2018 when I posted these catalog scans to Tumblr instead of this page. It was simply a matter of bandwidth and storage. Once I fixed those issues I moved all these catalog scans back here. Except for this one because I confused it with a very similar catalog. Here it is again.
July 3, 2023
The first 8 collector's edition X-Files DVD sets included a bonus game playable on PC & Mac. These appear to have been lost to time. I can't find any pages about them but maybe I'm bad at searching for stuff. So I'm restoring an old virtual machine and trying them. Not all of them worked but the ones that did offer some interesting ways to recreate fan favorite episodes.
May 27, 2023
Despite having no background in art, or anything even close to it, I try to determine the paintings used in Falcom games from the Vita to PlayStation 4 era.
April 8, 2023
The annual Midwest Gaming Classic was last weekend. Here are 80 or so pictures of things I felt like mentioning. Along the way let's see how the show has evolved over nearly 20 years.
March 18, 2023
For no real reason I'm going to write a Java program to read AWS Cloudfront logs (via AWS Athena) and display the results on a small screen connected to a Raspberry Pi.
February 26, 2023
I try to keep pieces on this site positive. Or at least that is something I recently committed to. I won't always succeed and I'm afraid this might be one of those times. In this article I look at the GTA Definitive Edition remakes and find some odd things. I also finally finish San Andreas nearly 20 years after it was released.
February 4, 2023
It's another rambling article where I try to figure out why some weird browser thing is happening. This time around I'm going to solve the mystery of why so many web pages are rendering with the Dummies font.
January 28, 2023
This is the second of three catalogs I recently acquired. Unfortunately this isn't in the best condition. If you can get past that you'll find some good things in here. The PlayStation 2 vs Xbox vs GameCube battle is in its 3rd year and there many important new game releases. There are also some amazing deals on previous-gen games.