If you were buying Christmas gifts for others this year you likely know what the hot ticket items were for many, Hatchimals and the NES Classic Edition. Since I don’t review toys here (I’ll save that for the YouTube channels my four year old subscribes to) I will talk about the NES Classic as my wife bought me one for Christmas and I’ve been enjoying my time with it.
Join us, as hip early 90s Ben takes us on a journey to prepare our retail operation for an onslaught of Nintendo products.
This video was sent to retail stores across the US prior to the holiday season of 1993 to demonstrate how to effectively sell Nintendo’s products. During this time, the Super Nintendo is in full swing and Nintendo remains the largest video game company in the world, so if you want access to their products, you do what you’re told.
“It’s radical fun, man!”
Christmas is only days away so I thought we could combine two of my favorite subjects into one piece, Christmas and old video game magazine scans. Let’s go!
InterAct 1994 Holiday Buyer’s Guide
The scan above is the first page in the InterAct and STD (Hey, they were an accessories manufacturer!) Holiday buyer’s guide to picking the sweetest gaming accessories on the market. They are so awesome that Santa Claus will apparently open your gifts at your house and play Mortal Kombat on your TV with your new fight stick. Santa prepares for EVO early.
Ballz Christmas Ad
Five Super Nintendo Game Commercials!
There’s something magical about watching television commercials from the past. If you take the time to watch some commercials from a particular time period you’ll be able to get a feel of what pop culture was like at the time. When you watch these five SNES commercials, you’ll be able to learn one thing about the early 1990s. They were weird.
Super Mario RPG
This is a commercial for the Japanese release of Super Mario RPG, a collaboration between Nintendo and Squaresoft. It involves a trio of singing Piranha Plants sitting atop skyscrapers in…
RGD Reads… EGM #1!
In this series, we will go through retro gaming magazines to enjoy old games press through the glorious lens of hindsight. First up in this series, Electronic Gaming Monthly issue #1 from May 1989! Mega Man 2! Ultima! Bad Dudes! Bubble Bobble! Let’s take a look.
Sega.com in 1996!
The year is 1996. Bill Clinton was just elected to a second term as president. Christmas is just around the corner. And what are you doing? Browsing sega.com in the local library! Let’s see what gems we can find!
To begin, let’s check out the Buzz section.
Great Video Game Music: Snowed In Edition
Where I live it is forecasted that we could be getting up to 20 inches of snow by the end of the weekend. The thought of snow makes me want to bundle up and listen to great winter/snow-themed game music, so lets do it!
Final Fantasy VII — Buried in Snow
To me, this is the quintessential piece of game music with a winter-like feel to it. It is calming, warm, and familiar. It brings me back to a time when snow was magical. It got you out of school and you…
What Happened to Jet Moto?
Jet Moto was a flagship franchise for Sony as the PlayStation platform rose to dominance in the late 1990s. From October 1996 to August 1999, we saw the release of three entries into the Jet Moto franchise. The first two entries in the franchise became “Greatest Hits” for the PlayStation platform, meaning that the games sold relatively well. On a personal level, the first two games made quite the impression on me when I was a pre-teen. Three sequels in a three year window is a lot of Jet Moto. So why did it sputter…
Royal Rumble for Sega Dreamcast
The Royal Rumble is a special event in the eyes of professional wrestling fans. It begins the “Road to Wrestlemania,” the build-up to the biggest show of the entire year, Wrestlemania. Traditionally, the pay-per-view (PPV) event is held every January and features a 30 person over-the-top-rope battle royal match in which the winner earns a shot at the top title in WWE.
This match type is generally in every WWE game in some form, from the arcade classic WWF Wrestlefest to the recently-released WWE 2K16. But in 200, THQ published a game for the Sega…
The Dreamcast Made Me — Part 1
The Sega Dreamcast may not have sold like gangbusters during its short run on the market, but the console itself, the game library and the community built up around it had a strong impact on me in my teenage years and resulted in me making lifelong friends. In this multi-part series I will talk about all of those things. Part 1 focuses on getting the console, where I was with Sega at the time and a particular game I got alongside the console that blew me away. At some point during my childhood…
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