Archive for the ‘Retro Stuff’ Category

Late to the Party: Earthbound

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 by christian

It took me over half a decade to finally play through Earthbound. I tried numerous times over the years but each time I stalled at or before the town of Onett. Eventually I figured out the problem: I was trying to play the game on a PC emulator, in environments where I couldn’t …

A Christmas Story

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 by tyson

Gather around children and let me tell you a story of a Christmas long since passed. The year was 1991 and I was eleven years old. It was that magical white time of year when all a kid my age could think of was snowball fights, playing video games, and Christmas morning. You see children, 1991 was not just any other goofy year. Oh no, 1991 was the year the Super Nintendo came out and I was sure that come December 25th, my chubby butt would be glued to a television playing that sleek, grey piece of gaming heaven.

I’m sorry kid, Nintendo is hoarding all of the Wii’s this year. How about a Playstation 3 instead?


As the countdown to Christmas began, the yearly rituals were gone though. Santa’s lap had been sat upon, letters had been mailed, and the right people had been told of my Yuletide desires. No, I did not believe in Santa but I believed in the wrath of my parents who said that if I spoiled Christmas for my little brother, the SNES was going to be but a figment of my misguided imagination. There was too much at stake this Christmas, introducing my brother to the cruel deceit of the world would have to wait one more year.  I knew what I wanted and I had to keep my eye on the prize.

What exactly did I want? This is a good question and one worth answering. I wanted it all; I wanted the Super Nintendo, Super Mario World, Pilot Wings, and a television of my own to play it on. I knew I was asking a lot but I also knew that I had not been as much of a pest as I had been previous years and I deserved this. This was the year for me to take Christmas and sculpt it to perfection; I could already smell the new plastic of my Super Nintendo. It would soon be mine.

PS1 games you may have missed: The RPGs

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 by chris

As you all may be aware, Sony is finally picking up the software side of backwards compatibility for its shiny new system.

Since the PS3 doesn’t have any good RPGs or strategy games of its own yet, I would like to take this opportunity to recommend a few rare games that may actually be compatible with …