Saturday, October 03, 2009

Bookmark these retro-riffic sites

Surprise, surprise--I spent a lot of time surfing the Interwebs last night. It wasn't a completely pointless experience, though, as I stumbled across a slew of great retro-gaming blogs and sites that I'm sure I'll be revisiting (and soon). Anyway, I thought I'd post them here in case any of you are looking to add a few new sites to your own web-surfing sessions.

* site "strive[s] to showcase the most obscure and really rare items that eBay may offer." It also strives to "point out items that are going at a steal, and other stuff that’s just plain interesting." Truth be told, I should stay far away from this site--I went a bit crazy on eBay a few years ago and bought a PC-Engine CoreGrafx II, a Super CD-ROM attachment, a SuperGrafx and a ton of games in a matter of days--but I think I can control myself now.

* are many reasons to read Kevin Gifford's blog, which focuses on "video games, Japan and assorted interesting things." The reason I'll be returning for seconds and thirds (and beyond): His "I (heart) The PC Engine" posts. I've rarely met a video game system I didn't like, but I have a soft spot in my heart for the good 'ol PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16 here in the States)--as you can probably tell from my eBay admission above :)

*, this blog, which bills itself as the "daily resource of retro gaming pleasure both for the collector and the nostalgic or historically inclined gamer," has been in "hibernation mode" since early May. The blog's owner hopes to be back in the swing of things sometime early next year, so I'll just check in from time to time until that day arrives.

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