gameboy blue backlight

The Original Gameboy blue backlight Mod | Breathing new life into old hardware

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The Gameboy Blue Backlight mod is awesome, and I wanted to share my experience with everyone about it. I also want to talk a little bit about the history of the original GameBoy. 1989, I was 3 but the Game Boy was just born. I vividly remember growing up around the Nintendo Game Boy as a child. Older cousins had …

Original Xbox Controller

Remembering the Original Xbox Controller and all of its glory.

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Do you guys remember the original Xbox Controller? Let’s take a look at some of the histories from my perspective and discuss some of the worst controllers I’ve ever used. Starting with Microsoft diving into the Console market. Microsoft developing for consoles instead of PCs Sure Microsoft has dabbled into creating operating systems for the Tandy which ran Windows 3.1, …

Coolest Final Fantasy Characters

Coolest Final Fantasy Characters – Top Ten LIST!

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Coolest Final Fantasy Characters is a list I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. These are some of my favorite characters among the seris and it just so happens I think they are the coolest and best characters as well. Most of these characters are from the older games which I’ll touch on each character somewhat. I like the …

gameboy everdrive review

Nintendo Gameboy Everdrive Review, A great way to play classic games!

Smango Gaming, Retro, Reviews, Video Game Hardware Review

Gameboy Everdrive Review X3 I’ve been wanting to do this Gameboy Everdrive Review forever now. It’s almost a miracle I’m getting to it now. Since things are finally slowing down in my home life (new kid being born.) I can get finally get back to more consistent blog writing! So that means more retro game reviews, tech reviews and more! …

Final Fantasy Series

The Fantasy that never ended. A look into the Final Fantasy Series Part 2

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This is part 2 of the Final Fantasy Series, the Fantasy that never ended. Continuing with Final Fantasy V of the Final Fantasy Series. Check out part 1 here. Final Fantasy V Hey, look its the other Final Fantasy that was released for the Super Famicom that didn’t make it over to the United States on true release! Final Fantasy …

Pandora's Box 4S Arcade MAME Machine

Pandora’s Box 4S Arcade MAME Machine with over 800+ Games Review

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Pandora’s Box 4S Arcade MAME Machine Product Review You’ve made it to a nice Pandora’s Box 4S Arcade MAME Machine review. I hope this review helps you if you decide if you’d want to add this to your game collection or if you are looking for a gift. I’ve put it through the test even playing multiplayer/co-op games. This thing does …

Billy MItchell

Billy Mitchell loses his high-scores on Donkey Kong

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Billy Mitchell ex-World Recorder Holder Billy Mitchell a person I didn’t even know existed until I watched the King of Kong Documentary. His name has been wiped across the board of all these world records. Good at Video Games? Billy Mitchell from what I can tell is actually good at video games. Most of this records are from the 80s …

NES Collecting

NES Collecting Helpful Guide and Tips

Smango Collecting, Gaming, Retro

NES Collecting can be fun, but it also can be very expensive. Let’s get that straight right off the bat about NES Collecting. It’s not that cheap anymore, after 2010 there has been a Retro game outburst in collecting. Given the right knowledge about collecting for the NES, you can probably save a few bucks here and there! I’ve collected …

Apollo 13

Apollo 13 and The Amazing Computers NASA Used.

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Apollo 13 happened April 11th, 1970. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 37 years ago since Apollo 13. I wasn’t even a thought in anyone’s head! I love old technology, and the technology NASA had back in the 1970s isn’t something that a normal person got to use. Personal computers didn’t really even become affordable until the 1980s!!! Apollo 13 …