Internet Arcade

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When I was a kid in the 1980s/1990s – there was not too many things I wanted to do more than go to an arcade to play my favorite games (Afterburner/Space Harrier to name a few). Recently I came across the “Internet Arcade” and love it! Finally I can play Qbert again too!

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

If you are an old school gamer like me – check it out!

Retro NES Games Online

Don’t get me wrong – I love playing new games like Call of Duty where everything is dynamic, you play with friends, and nothing is quite the same each game. There is something to say about the old NES games though where you’ve made the same jump at the same time each game. Perfecting a game meant learning and practicing timing vs. anticipating change like the games now. Regardless – I ran across this site: http://www.8bbit.com where you can play some of your old favorites. For me – it is all about Contra!

Super C

Still love this game…and so does my son. Beating it is still as intense as it was over 20 years ago.

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Just Finished Uncharted 3

I have been a big fan of the Uncharted series since my friend Doug gave me his copy of Uncharted 2 to test out back in October. Since then I have finished Uncharted 2 three times (am almost through on Crushing), finished Uncharted 1 once (difficult), and now – just finished Uncharted 3 (normal). I plan to start it all over again tonight on difficult. Overall – Uncharted 3 was awesome. The game play had variety, challenging logic, and a great story. While I still think Uncharted 2 is my favorite – another time through Uncharted 3 might change all that. If you have not played this game yet – give it a shot!

The Sweater I Wanted in 1990 and Today


I still spend time once a month looking to see if Contra has been released in the virtual console for the Nintendo Wii. I play Super C still regularly but would love to throw Contra into the mix. Not sure what Contra or Super C is? Either you were not gaming in the early 1990s or just truly do not understand the concept of teamwork.

A big thanks to Doug for sharing the photo!

Some Things Never Change

Items on my dresser

Yesterday I walked in my bedroom and had to laugh when looking at my side of the dresser. I guess I will always be a kid at heart with my Pocket Simon, a lego version of the Sears tower, my cap gun from when I was little, my little people on their playground toys, a ceramic figurine I have had since first grade, and a football. A good deal of that stuff is usually on my dresser – but the football and cap gun put it over the top with coolness 😉 Who wants to come over and play?