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The Grumpy Git : I HATE Monopoly!

  Well here we are again at Monday again. The miserable day of the week no-one enjoys, so in the tradition of Misery loves company. I am here to make sure you have a total loathing for it. So today I am going to take a slight punt at the Parker Brothers all time top […]

Radio Shack’s Massive Vintage Auction

Radio Shack’s closing down over 1,000 retail locations across the country this weekend as they transition their operations from physical stores to online distribution. The biggest building on the chopping block: their company headquarters. After clearing out the basement and digging through the archives, they’ve assembled thousands of items into over seven hundred individual lots […]

Cave Story+ Nintendo Switch

Why Cave Story+ on Nintendo Switch Will Fail

Ah, good old Cave Story. A title that gamers have been enjoying on various platforms for years now. We have seen this game released on the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS, PC platforms and then a myriad of fan ports to Linuz, AmigaOS 4, the TI graphing calculator, Genesis and PSP among many others. […]

Slot Games and Arcade Classics – A Match Made in Heaven?

Online casino games, particularly slots, are among the most popular forms of gambling. Perhaps the reason for this is because there are thousands of different games out there with varied themes to attract a wide demographic of players. Common subject matter includes comic books like the Avengers and well-known musicians like Michael Jackson. According to the […]

Sega to Focus on Reviving Major IPs

Based on its Road to 2020 investor plan, Sega is planning to promote global development by shifting its focus to be more IP-centric. The most tantalizing part of an otherwise mundane PowerPoint is where Sega plans a “Revival of past IPs and active utilization of external IPs”.

The Grumpy Git: Retrocomputing and eBay

Well, here we are again at another Monday. The wondrous world of computing rolls on, getting forever more irritating by the minute. I once again have found something to complain about so here we go… We all like retrocomputing; the playing of old games bringing back hours of nostalgia, or hours of pain, depending on […]

ZX Spectrum Next Promised New Dizzy Game in Final Kickstarter Week

One of the hottest properties in retro gaming, a new Sinclair ‘Speccy’, is entering its final week on Kickstarter as I type. And putting the icing on the cake—or the egg in the meringue, to coin a phrase—is today’s surprise announcement from legendary British 1980s game creators, the Oliver Twins, of a brand new Dizzy game […]

Top 3 Fighting Games of the 16-bit Era (Top 3 Tuesday)

If you don’t associate the 16-bit era with fighting games, you’re either an amnesiac or throwing off the curve for this site’s age demographic. If, as I suspect, you are a gamer who finds himself on the wrong side of thirty, then you’re already formulating a list in your head from the topic title. Thanks […]

Six More Absurdly Difficult D&D Adventures (That Are Not Tomb of Horrors)

Before I get started, I have just one thing to say: you’re a bunch of sadists. All of you. I compiled a list of half a dozen of the deadliest old school Dungeons & Dragons adventures to ever see print, and you not only ate it up but shared it with your buddies and gave it […]

Top 3 “Desert Island” Games (Top 3 Tuesday)

I have to say, when I saw MichaelB’s Top 3 Tuesday topic this week, I was confused. This appeared to be the one that broke him. I mean, really, top three games featuring desert islands? As if that wasn’t strange, the video’s thumbnail features Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! which, as far as I can tell, occurs somewhere […]


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