Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Adventures in Electronics

Folks who come here often might notice I haven't been here lately.  I have been pretty busy since moving to Florida last year. And most of all, especially in regards to this blog, if I'm being honest, we have not hooked our game systems up yet. 

The PS3 is of course hooked up, as that is our portal to play DVDs and Blu-Rays as well as PS3 games, but that's it.  Other than the PS3, we have a variety of old school gaming systems, including the PlayStation2, the Atari 2600, the original Nintendo Entertainment System, and the SuperNES, not to mention our old Game Boy. 

Our friend Dave was over and we went to the mall.  One of our regular haunts there is the non-franchise gaming store with old games - because of course we have old game systems.  The Bride was enamored with a Dance Dance Revolution X game with mat for the PS2.  As the conversation turned to how our PS2 wasn't hooked up, Dave, nice guy that he is, volunteered to hook all our systems up.  Dave's a saint. 

An afternoon and a couple trips to Best Buy later, we had them all connected and working, a miracle.  And after I played Super Godzilla for the SNES for awhile, The Bride danced her heart out to DDRX for a bit.  We're happy, and the blog is back in business, thanks, Dave! 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Super Potato Store

My friend Jeff Milliman, who had been working and living in Japan, sent me this pic of the Super Potato Store while he was there.

Here's what he had to say about it: "I visited the Super Potato store in the Osu section of Nagoya quite by accident... Holy crap, this place is astounding. It is crammed with consoles from the third generation on, games, peripherals, original strategy guides, posters, figurines, game soundtracks (seriously, they had the soundtrack to Elevator Action Returns)... I got about half of my souvenir shopping done in one stop. I really want to see their original store in Tokyo. I didn't take pictures inside, since a number of stores discourage that sort of thing; I wasn't sure if that was the case here and I didn't want to risk it." 

Awesome, Jeff, thank you!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Game the Gamer

Most of you may know I regularly appear on three podcasts - The GAR! Podcast, The Make Mine Magic Podcast, and Nerdfect Strangers. Recently, Nerdfect Strangers hosted Noah Houlihan of the Plus Two Comedy Podcast. Co-host Jerry Whitworth and I actually were guests on that podcast several months ago, you can hear that here, but when Noah came to us last week, he was promoting his new YouTube game - Game the Gamer.

Similar to "Cutthroat Kitchen," only with videogames. Contestants bid for bizarre controllers to play videogames they've never played before. Yes, it's as awesome as it sounds. Noah is currently running a Kickstarter to do more episodes, buy weirder controllers, and have more sophisticated and cooler games and episodes. To hear more about Game the Gamer, check out the latest Nerdfect Starngers here to hear all about Noah's Kickstarter. Please pledge, the show rocks.

You can check out the pilot episode below:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Godzilla Vs. The Switch

Apparently Godzilla is keeping folks in Japan from pre-ordering the Nintendo Switch.  Read about it here.