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Yet More Thoughts on Simplicity and Era Contrasts

Posted in Musing with tags , , , , on January 12, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Yes, yes, I know—at this point, it’s almost like beating a dead horse.  Still, considering how many gamers are to some extent interested in older gaming, the comparisons between retro (and retro-ish) games and their modern counterparts come up often.
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Friday Flashback Five: Week of November 24, 1996

Posted in FridayFlashbackFive with tags , , on November 25, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

It’s the end of the week, and of course that means it’s time for another Friday Flashback Five!  Each week, we go through five random games that debuted this week in history, and this week is no different. This time around, we’re heading all the way back to the week of the Twenty-Fourth of November, ‘Ninety-Six.
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Thoughts on Arcades and Memories

Posted in Musing with tags , , on October 3, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

We brought our look at the history of SEGA to a close last Thursday, and it brought to mind, amongst other things, thoughts of the arcades of yesteryear.  The arcade is one of the things that tie all gamers of my generation together—one memory we all share, even though the details vary nearly infinitely.
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Friday Flashback Five: Week of September 10, 2000

Posted in FridayFlashbackFive with tags , on September 16, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another Friday Flashback Five!  Each week, we take a look at the games that debuted this week in history—some were grand, some abysmal, others merely passable.  No matter how well they were received, all are a part of the hobby we all love.  This week, we’re heading back to the week of September Tenth, Two Thousand.
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Thoughts on the History of SEGA, Part 04

Posted in Musing with tags , , on September 14, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Welcome back, friends, to our discussion on the history of SEGA, one of the most influential companies in our hobby. Now, Monday, we covered SEGA’s failed attempts to end Nintendo’s reign as King of Gaming Forever and Ever. Today, we’re going to talk about the company’s success.
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Thoughts on the History of Sega, Part 02

Posted in Musing with tags , , , on September 8, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Last time, we plowed through the deepest roots of SEGA—how it was formed in the first place, the steps taken that eventually led to SEGA’s first video game.  Today, we’re going to continue that discussion by delving into the beginnings of SEGA’s foray into the video game market.
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Thoughts on Video Game Controllers

Posted in Musing with tags , on September 5, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

They’re an aspect of gaming we don’t usually think too much about, though it affects the entire “experience”.   We shake them—even when there’s no technological reason for it—we twist them in the air, we use them every time we sit down to our favorite game.  Yet, how much do we really think about our controllers?
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