Friday, July 29, 2016

Seattle Retro Gaming Expo 2016 (again)

Last week end was the Seattle Retro Gaming Expo. It seems that it was marginally better this year than last, but it is still years behind the Portland Expo.

The usual vendors were on site, and I took a few pics.




















Seattle Retro Gaming Expo

So I went to the SRGE 2016 last week end, and I saw the Nintendo PlayStation.

It can play Super Famicom games very well for now.






Friday, July 15, 2016

Teardown of the Nintendo-Sony Playstation

Found a year or so ago, the Nintendo-Sony PlayStation prototype is still quite unknown because o some failed attempt to monetize this discovery.

This week, Ben Heck is tearing it down and attempting some repair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug-CyGXMabg

Image result for sonyninendo playstation

Part 1 out of 2


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dino Dini Interview

Shootout to a game that was unknown in the US, but that was huge huge HUGE in Europe in the early 90's.

Kick Off and Kick Off 2 from Dino Dini.

Here is 2 part interview with the developer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIjWNXrUBXk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHLIiJnMpf8


Interesting interview on early industry relationship between different actors. I was always baffled on how there was really no follow up to this massive game. the interviews explains parts of the reasons why.

I spent so much time player with friends, picking up Cameroon so that no one could see where my players where on the radar (green on green = invisible :) ).


Sunday, December 13, 2015

New low? Xboxes are now $4.99 at Goodwill

I got one that had it's stickers removed just as a curiosity. What did the previous owner installed ??


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Crazy game of the week: Incredible Crisis

I read back an old issue of RetroGamer and got interested in the Top 25 psx games. Next to the usual (FFVII and such) was a few gems that I did not know about. I picked them up (eBay gets you anything).
One of the most bizarre is Incredible Crisis (I paid $20), Tondemo Crisis! (とんでもクライシス!?, lit. "Huge Crisis!") in Japan. The game was btought to the US and Europe by Titus (sooo famous for Crazy cars and Crazy Cars 2 :) ). 


it is a collection of mini games happening to a japanese family, starting with granma's birthday, and the dad doing some Parappa moves.  I got stuck early (second game), but I will get back to it soon. 
Incredible Crisis PSX