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Sneak Peek at the Early 2000s

Posted on 05/24/2024 at 01:40 PM | Filed Under Blogs

I actually picked up the Paper Mario: TTYD remake. It's a lot of fun. It was a game that i missed in 2004 for... reasons, plus, I was really into Harvest Moon and Tales of Symphonia at the time. 

Sneak Peek at the Early 2000s

Posted on 05/23/2024 at 02:19 AM | Filed Under Blogs

My early 2000s shortlist:

Zelda: Wind Waker

Metroid Prime


Final Fantasy X

GTA Vice City

Virtua Fighter 4

Tales of Symphonia

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (this game is super-rare)

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life

Soul Calibur 2 (Gamecube version)

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Games '95-'99

Posted on 05/15/2024 at 04:00 PM | Filed Under Blogs

My shortlist of 95-99 greats

Chrono Trigger

Super Mario RPG

Super Mario 64

Star Fox 64

Mario Kart 64


Final Fantasy VII

Resident Evil 2

Shining Force III

Panzer Dragon Saga

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon

SaGa Frontier

Parasite Eve


Ocarina of Time

Pokemon Red/Blue

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete

Final Fantasy VIII

Star Ocean: The Second Story


Getting Obsessed. . .

Posted on 04/04/2024 at 01:15 AM | Filed Under Blogs

Square and Enix were rivals back when FFI was first released. When FFI was released on PS1, Square was in the midst of being bought by Enix and wasn't on great terms with Nintendo. 

The NES version of Ultima III also mentions Link. 

Down Home Gamin': Unboxing the Atari 400 Mini

Posted on 04/03/2024 at 01:39 PM | Filed Under Blogs

I thought about the TG-16. The Japanese version had a lot neater games than the US version (which was also true of the Sega ones). Maybe if they'd had some of the PC-Engine CD games included on it i would have gotten it, auch as the first Legend of Heroes game, which was fully localized in English for the US market.

In addition to the fact that the Atari 8-bit games aren't widely available (with the exception of a couple that appeared in the recent Atari 50 and Llamasoft collections), the Atari 400 was designed out of the gate to allow you to import your own Atari 8-bit titles into it, as it includes a USB port specifically for a USB thumb drive and can recognize Atari ROMs. It even has a full version of Atari BASIC which you can type programs into. When I'm feeling more ambitious, I might try typing in a couple of games from archived ANTIC Magazines. Early computer magazines generally included type-in BASIC listings for games and such.

Spring Reviews!

Posted on 04/03/2024 at 01:34 PM | Filed Under Blogs

I wonder if they'll do Amiibos for Nintendo's next system. I didn't get heavily into Amiibo collecting, but I do have the Metroid Dread and the Princess Zelda with the Loftwing Amiibos, as well as Toon Link. Sora is kind of an interesting Amiibo because he's based on a character partly owned by Disney, who left the toys-to-life market years ago. 

Getting Obsessed. . .

Posted on 03/17/2024 at 01:38 AM | Filed Under Blogs

The colorzied versions of the original Erdrick trilogy are on Switch. I happened to find a cartridge version of them in Maine.

Getting Obsessed. . .

Posted on 03/12/2024 at 03:36 AM | Filed Under Blogs

Lots of good NES games. Zelda, FF, DQ in particular. I'd love it if they had Faxanadu and Ultima: Exodus on NSO, but the latter is never gonna happen. It's a Western game owned by EA, which holds a long-standing grudge against both Nintendo and Richard Garriott.

I've been playing a lot of Dragon Quest lately. I have the original trilogy on cartridge on Switch and XI S, which is absolutely stuffed with content. Part of it is me feeling sad about the death of Akira Toriyama.  He and Sugiyama are gone now, and of the original trio only Yuji Horii remains. 

Just Three and a Surprise

Posted on 03/03/2024 at 01:47 PM | Filed Under Blogs

They do make power strips and surge protectors with USB and USB-c jacks in them. You can find them at Target and Best Buy. I used those before I started replacing my wall outlets with ones that had USB connectors, which is obviously a little more involved and requires a few safety precautions. My dad was, among other things, an electrician so he showed me some of that stuff.

Just Three and a Surprise

Posted on 02/28/2024 at 12:00 PM | Filed Under Blogs

I saw a C64 mini for sale at a local game shop. I never was into the C64, though. But Atari did recently announce an Atari 400 Mini, and that's right up my alley, given how much I love the Atari 8-bit line. 25 games and more can be uploaded to it. So I'm seriously thinking about getting that one. The only mini-console I actually have is the SNES Classic.


A lot of companies are actually doing away with packaging USB adapters and even cables with their products. Their rationale is that people likely have so many USB cables and adapters already that they don't need to spend money on including them. For my part, I've replaced three power outlets in my house with outlets that have USB and USB-c connectors built into them, and it's pretty nice without those wall warts taking up extra space and without having to keep track of them to begin with. The Switch still requires the AC adapter that comes with it, but I can charge the controllers right out of the wall outlet now.

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