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A visit to the RGSH Archives

And by “archives” I mean all the boxes of stuff I pulled out of my storage unit when I cleaned it out last month.

Let’s see what we got here…

Continue reading “A visit to the RGSH Archives”

Summer OutRunnin’

We’re right smack in the middle of summer and the weather — even here in Wisconsin — is bright and sunny. The hot sun, blue skies, puffy clouds, and sparkling water always remind me of Sega’s road racing classic, OutRun, and its opening level driving along an idyllic summer beach.

It sure is a shame that I suck at OutRun. Continue reading “Summer OutRunnin’”

Gamer’s Library: Console Wars

I’ve read lots of books on video game history. Some have been engrossing page-turners and some have been a bit amateurish and bland.

I’ve just finished Console Wars by Blake J. Harris, which I’d heard a lot about recently. The book is a somewhat dramatized account of the marketing battle between Sega and Nintendo in the 16-bit era.

If you were around in the early 1990s, you no doubt remember the Genesis vs SNES “war” that raged across the battlefields of magazines, TV, and school playgrounds. (“Genesis does what Nintendon’t” should definitely ring a very loud bell.) Continue reading “Gamer’s Library: Console Wars”

Video Vinyl: Revenge of Shinobi on Data Discs

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Revenge of Shinobi (aka The Super Shinobi) is the game that absolutely defines the Sega Genesis to me. I had a friend who was an early adopter of the Genesis, and that first wave of games such as Altered Beast, Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts, and Golden Axe were enough to thoroughly impress those of us who had grown up on Atari and Nintendo. But to me, Revenge of Shinobi was at the top of the heap. Continue reading “Video Vinyl: Revenge of Shinobi on Data Discs”

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