You can always tell when it’s this time of year, because the blog gets kinda silent. You know I’m working on something — well here it is! The FOURTH big issue of Retro Game SuperHyper fanzine is available now!Continue reading “Retro Game SuperHyper Fanzine Issue #4 is OUT NOW!!”
Big changes coming to RGSH HQ! I know I haven’t written much very regularly anyway, but the blog and the socials attendant thereto will be a bit quiet for a little while as we are in the process of moving into a new place!
With this move will come some very positive changes to my gaming setups, of course, as well as my ability to stream on Twitch and work on various projects. So in the meantime, please stick with me as we look forward to launching into the next phase of Retro Game SuperHyper to provide even better quality content soon! Thanks and keep your eyes peeled for updates!
Back in 2019, I wrote a post about the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, and raved about how impressively well-put-together it was. The collection of games was the cake, but the icing was the wealth of historical information. SNK40 was lovingly compiled by Digital Eclipse, and to me, was the epitome of classic game collection titles.
Now, Digital Eclipse may have — no, they definitely have — outdone themselves with what may be one of the most significant anniversary collections in video game history. To put it bluntly, Atari 50 needed to be spectacular. And it is!Continue reading “Atari 50: Retro done right, again”
This worked out pretty well last year, so with 2022 upon us, it’s time to start a new list! As with 2021’s list, new entries will be added to the top. There’s plenty to play, so let’s get busy:Continue reading “FINISHED in 2022! (Updated 10/26/22)”
After receiving this book as a gift last Christmas, it recently finally reached the top of my reading stack, and I’ve just finished it. Missile Commander is many things: history, tech manual, biography, and some crazy stories. And it’s a book that needed to happen.Continue reading “Gamers’ Library: Missile Commander by Tony Temple”
Love playing video games? And collecting them too? Well the game-playing doesn’t have to stop when you run out of lives — if you wanna roll the dice on winning and losing some more, why not try pre-ordering your next game?
Okay, that sounds like cynical snark right out of the gate. But I was thinking about this as I’m looking at pre-ordering a title I’m really looking forward to, and realizing that just pre-ordering a new game can be — well, a game in itself.Continue reading “The Pre-order Game”
The city of Two Rivers, Wisconsin is a smallish town with a population just shy of 12,000. Only an hour’s drive east from Retro Game SuperHyper HQ, “T’rivers” (as we ‘Sconnies call it) is a popular beach destination in the summer, with its location on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. It also lays claim to being the birthplace of the ice cream sundae — a claim which is disputed by Ithaca, New York, which makes the same bold statement.
Two Rivers also happens to be the place where I saw 13 goddamn Atomiswave cabinets in a row. THIRTEEN.Continue reading “Arcade Visit: Heroes Venture, Two Rivers WI”
Atari recently announced the next releases in their XP series of physical game cartridges for the original Atari 2600 console. If you think you’re reading that wrong, let me reiterate — yes, Atari is making 2600 cartridges again.
This time, however, they are probably not ultimately destined for a bargain bin or a landfill.Continue reading “Atari XPensive”
This visit has been a long time coming, in more ways than one. Aftershock Classic Arcade is a new game room that’s actually been around for over 20 years. Confused? Sure you are! That’s why I’m here to tell you all about it.Continue reading “Arcade Pilgrimage: Aftershock Classic Arcade, Madison, Wisconsin”
For the first time here on Retro Game SuperHyper, I’m revisiting an arcade that I’ve featured before! Of course today I’m talking about the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Nevada.Continue reading “Arcade Pilgrimage Redux: Pinball Hall of Fame, Las Vegas Revisited”
After a three-year wait to get back to a normal schedule, Midwest Gaming Classic returned to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in full force this year. Having canceled the event in 2020 because…well, because 2020, then postponing the usual spring weekend in 2021 from April to November because…well, because 2020 again, April 28-30, 2022 finally saw MGC back in action the way we remember it from the Before Times.Continue reading “Midwest Gaming Classic 2022!”
One of the most well-established facts about me on this blog is that I LOVE ACTRAISER. So it should a surprise to nobody that I flat-out lost my mind when the September 23, 2021 Nintendo Direct surprised us all with the announcment of Actraiser Renaissance.Continue reading “Raising Act Renaissance”