First Aid

First Aid

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – First Aid They say the hardest thing to do is let go. When I was younger, I had a problem with sharing my video games. I would always be afraid that one of my friends would lose or damage the game I loved so much. While I never directly...
Nintendo Flex

Nintendo Flex

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – Nintendo Flex Last week, I had the opportunity to write about my personal experience growing up with the first two Gameboy generations. This week I’m going to be writing about the future of Gameboy, the “Nintendo Flex”,...
Gameboy Generations

Gameboy Generations

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – Gameboy Generations As a child I was always the smallest in the class. This meant that my hands were also quite small for an elementary schooler at my age. Understandably, when I was given the original Gameboy for my birthday I had...
Emulation

Emulation

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – Emulation The emulation of video game systems is a phenomena that has been around since the mid 90’s. An emulator, for those who don’t know, is a program which allows you to play any retro game on your computer. I was personally...
Castle of Illusion

Castle of Illusion

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – Castle of Illusion A game that is overlooked too often is the Sega Genesis version of the Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse. Back in the 90s Disney brought us wonderful Mickey Mouse games such as Wolrd of Illusion and its follow...
25 Cents

25 Cents

Josh’s Diary of a Retro Gamer – 25 Cents At an old arcade when you lose all your lives, you have 10 seconds to reinsert another quarter or all your progress is lost. Everyone has experienced the panic of frantically checking your pockets for a quarter as the counter...

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