I was 11 when I got my NES for christmas (which I loved). Within the next year my older brother got the Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis). It was a great console whose graphics were much more advanced than the ageing Nintendo. My bother mostly had sport games for the system. It came bundled with … Read more Road Rash
The Nintendo 64 was a great machine. Nintendo chose to stay with cartridges with the 64 instead of rivals which were using CDs because of piracy concerns. However, they still managed to grab a large part of the games market and the system had some fantastic games. I have a lot of fond memories of … Read more GoldenEye 007
Last month the infamous 1991 Nintendo Campus Challenge Cartridge was sold on eBay for a whopping $20,100. This confirmed once again that rare video games are worth a lot of money and that rare NES games still command the most. For those of you who have never heard of this cartridge before, here is a … Read more The 1991 Nintendo Campus Challenge Cartridge
I’m a big fan of the older Nintendo games and I admire talented people with too much time on their hands who build things the rest of us couldn’t be bothered with. Step forward Lego Mario. This Mario statue was built with over 40,000 pieces of Lego and proudly stands 5″9 high. The whole thing … Read more Super Huge Lego Mario
In the last few years there have been a lot of budget gaming machines enter the market which allow you to play classic games and consoles. I’m sure you have seen them in a toy shop or a video games store. For example, there have been many Atari 2600 machines released, some of which are … Read more Should you buy the original console or a modern clone?
The Wizard is one of the few major Hollywood films which have focused on gaming. I was only 10 when the film came out. I loved the film when I was young but 20 years on, I must admit that it’s not a great film. I do kind of love it though in a strange, … Read more The Wizard – 20 Years On
I was born in 1979. The first console I ever owned was an Atari 2600, the old style one with the wood finish and the switches. Me and my brother shared a room and we would both play it on an old black and white television which must have only been about 13 or 14 … Read more Why don’t parents keep old video games consoles?