Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Retro Game Collecting Podcast: Collector's Quest. I talk about collecting.

Typically I take a break from all things retro during this time of the year, but I have done a terrible job. I have been buying games and I even sat down with Robert Downey of Do-Gooder Gamers (A collective of charitable gamers looking to make a difference, and have fun while doing it.) on his podcast Collector's Quest to talk about the process of collecting games, types of collectors, and some other basic collecting information.


In a landscape littered with hundreds of video game podcasts and YouTube channels what is interesting about Collector's Quest is that Robert/Bobby is not currently a collector. While he is a passionate and informed gaming enthusiast for retro and modern games he is a a total novice when it comes to the world of collecting. Join him on his quest to see if collecting is right for him. I am not sure how many episodes I will do with him but I look forward to seeing where it goes.

Listen to Episode 2  (I think we hit a good stride here and is a better episode overall)

Listen to Episode 1  (A good start with good info but not as refined as episode 2, stick with it)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


No matter what you celebrate, I hope the season finds you warm and free of worry.



Merry Christmas
~Johnny~

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Off Topic: My Seven Themed Office Christmas Gift 2014, What's in the Box?

If you have been with me awhile you know I go in hiatus during the Holidays. I do this because I believe it is a time to focus on others and not myself and my collection. Another thing you might ask if you have been around awhile is, "How is this different than all the other hiatuses you take given that your average post comes out once every two months?" The difference is that I announce this one and ... and that's about it.

This is an off topic post so feel free to bail out now, but if your curious this short video shows the Christmas Gift I am bringing to my work Holiday Party tomorrow. It made me chuckle so I decided to share, and ust in case I don't get a chance to post again until after the holiday: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, or Happy Chanukah, or Happy Holiday if you prefer, Merry Something To You.



Merry Something To You
~Johnny~

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Smashing Good Time.


~Johnny~

How To Properly Assemble Your Nintendo (NES) Games

Your standard Nintendo (Nes) game box has five basic components: The box, manual, cart, sleeve, and styrofoam brick. In this quick video I show you how I assemble these parts to best protect each component.


Thank you for watching

~Johnny~

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween. Video of all 31 Halloween Games + Bonus Material

Happy Halloween 2014


I didn't know if I was going to crank out a post a day but I managed. I will be the first to tell you that not every write-up was a work of art, but I am glad I did it.

The video above shows all the games mentioned in the last 31 posts pulled from my personal collection, with a few exceptions. Exception 1: I could not find Vampire Night, I have no clue where it went. Exception 2: Simpson's Tapped Out and Costume Quest are not game that have physical copies for any console. The video is pretty fast and has no talking, but it does shows some additional editions of games mentioned in the blog.


Thank You For Reading and Watching
~Johnny~

Games That Make You Think of Halloween Day 31: The Last of Us for PS3 & PS4

Day 31: The Last of Us - PS3 & PS4




















The Last Of Us... Hands down one of the best games ever made, so good I bought a PS4 to be able to play the remastered edition as my Halloween game this year. So good my wife actually watched me play through it two times.The Last of Us has everything you want in a Halloween Game, A memorable setting, creepy locations, zombies, music that adds to the tension, fatal mistakes, tales of woes, and a few good scares. I could rant and rave about this game for pages, but why bother, if you have played it you know. I am really hoping this game doesn't get a sequel, it's perfect as it is, though I did enjoy the DLC.

I make Apocalypse jokes like there's no tomorrow.
~Johnny~