The Arcade Collector, Season 2 [Retro Video Games of the Moment]

About 21 months ago (I counted!), I posted an article for The League of Extraordinary Bloggers pitching my idea for a reality show. My idea was that, similar to Pawn Stars or Toy Hunter, I would fuel up old Optimus Prime and drive around the country looking for old arcade cabinets to purchase and add to…

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Mega Man 3 – when you heard that whistle… (1990, RVGoTM, The League)

This week’s challenge for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers is all about first impressions… — You never get a second chance at a first impression–what moment in pop culture had you saying “Now, that’s how you make an introduction!” — Now, I could easily draw from so many debut moments in movies, cartoons, comics and…

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Retro Video Game system of the moment: Vectrex (1982)

Back in the old days of video gaming… now I’m talkin’ the pre-NES/Sega days, the Atari 2600/Colecovision days of video gaming…. the best you could get were from the arcade machines and a handful of home computers and home systems, were innovative and exciting. In the early 1980’s, while we owned an Atari 2600 system…

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Double Dragon Neon is released (UPDATE)

Just in time to celebrate 25 years of Double Dragon, Double Dragon Neon has been released this month. Take a look at how Double Dragon has evolved and come full circle in the last 25 years.

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The Arcade Collector [The League]

The latest LOEB assignment is to create a reality TV show based on your life. Well, with a lifelong dream and a TV budget, Classick decides to transform into The Arcade Collector. Check out this new hit series!

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Retro Video Game of the moment: The Main Event (1988)

With WrestleMania upon us, it only seemed right to take on a pro wrestling theme with the latest post in this series. I’ve played a ton of wrestling games, both in the arcades and on consoles, but none more memorable than The Main Event!

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Retro Video Game of the moment: Shinobi (1987)

Make a video game based on a ninja fighting to save his students from other ninjas, mercenaries, monsters, demons and other bad guys and you’ve got a pop culture phenomenon on your hands.
Sega’s Shinobi* changed everything for me. When it was first released in the arcades in 1987, it was the quintessential side-scrolling action game.

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