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by scotland
March 14th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: The Oregon Trail now available as a dedicated handheld
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: The Oregon Trail now available as a dedicated handheld

https://hackaday.com/2018/03/14/teardown-the-oregon-trail-handheld/

Here is a tear down. Seems to be an NES on a Chip.

I got mine in the mail. The packaging is rather nice as well.
by scotland
March 13th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Sega CD Owners!
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Sega CD Owners!

Side loader here.
by scotland
March 13th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Toys R Us files Chapter 11
Replies: 43
Views: 2498

Re: Toys R Us files Chapter 11

Remember it's these big stores like Toys R Us that once put a lot of mom and pop stores out of business. One day, something will put Amazon out of business. Actually one nice thing about the internet age is that Mom and pop stores seem to be increasing. If people want to just buy something at the l...
by scotland
March 12th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Toys R Us files Chapter 11
Replies: 43
Views: 2498

Re: Toys R Us files Chapter 11

Did Toys R Us ever lean into their old nostalgia stuff in the U.S. for marketing? I always felt Toys R Us were too busy trying to be Wal-Mart and forgot that for a lot of people they were a bigger part of the culture than Wal-Mart has ever been. That's a neat point, and no - not to my knowledge. In...
by scotland
March 12th, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Sad State of Future Retro Gaming (and Managing Storage on New Consoles)
Replies: 32
Views: 1126

Re: The Sad State of Future Retro Gaming (and Managing Storage on New Consoles)

A lot of people used to debate this stuff, and I think it was just a lack of experience. There had only been so many turnovers in gamers (from being the main market to being a retro gamer) to that point. Think about it: if you got a 2600 in, say, 1980 at 6 years old, you were still the same guy pla...
by scotland
March 10th, 2018, 11:30 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Toys R Us files Chapter 11
Replies: 43
Views: 2498

Re: Toys R Us files Chapter 11

I have heatd people saying ipafs and video games are a part of the problem. May,, but kids still love toys too.I would think the pain of video gaming is probably shared all around - sporting goods, automotive stuff, etc. I would also add the sports culture has expanded quite a bit in recent years, ...
by scotland
March 10th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Sad State of Future Retro Gaming (and Managing Storage on New Consoles)
Replies: 32
Views: 1126

Re: The Sad State of Future Retro Gaming (and Managing Storage on New Consoles)

I think there might be entire 'lost systems' going forward. That's a frightening prospect. TI-99 Emulators: https://www.zophar.net/ti99.html Don't know how well any of them work. I don't know how ell they work either. The problem with emulators is that they too are built on a system or OS with a sh...
by scotland
March 10th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Toys R Us files Chapter 11
Replies: 43
Views: 2498

Re: Toys R Us files Chapter 11

Remember it's these big stores like Toys R Us that once put a lot of mom and pop stores out of business. One day, something will put Amazon out of business. I was reading about the major reasons why Toys R Us is having a hard time. Obviously online retailers are a huge factor, but also the nature o...
by scotland
March 10th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The Sad State of Future Retro Gaming (and Managing Storage on New Consoles)
Replies: 32
Views: 1126

Re: The Sad State of Future Retro Gaming (and Managing Storage on New Consoles)

It was definitely nostalgia for at least the systems I experienced as a kid (not necessarily particular games, but nostalgia for the feeling of playing on that system) that was the White Rabbit that lured me down Retro Strife's Rabbit Hole of retro gaming and collecting. In the last few years, Geek ...
by scotland
March 9th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: The Oregon Trail now available as a dedicated handheld
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: The Oregon Trail now available as a dedicated handheld

I've never actually played this legendarily famous edutainment game before (though I've played quite a bit of a fanmade remake involving zombies called The Organ Trail), but I decided to pick one of these up on Target's website anyway because it looks rather cool and seems to have a bit more though...

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