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RewindGamer Has Switched From BlueHost To HostGator

RewindGamer has switched hosting companies as of last night. I was with BlueHost for the past year or two. Unfortunately their servers feel sluggish, and I recently noticed that they were “throttling” my websites. None of my websites are resource intensive, nor do any of them receive a great deal of traffic. Each website I [...] Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

About Phillyman ? The Atari Years

If I am going to blog about video games and give you my opinions. I believe I should first take you back and explain how I got into video games and my past experiences. Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

G4 Icons ? The History of the Sega Dreamcast

G4 Icons – The History of the Sega Dreamcast Originally Aired: March 11th 2004 Part 1 of 2 Part 2 of 2 From G4 “We explore the rocky history of Sega’s last venture into the console market. Hear from Sega insiders Bernard Stolar and Kathy Schoback about the Dreamcast’s last days of life and how [...] Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Remaining NES Games Named for 3DS Ambassador Program

Today Nintendo announced the remaining NES games for the Nintendo 3DS ambassador program.Nothing really surprising or exciting, most of the games we probably already own in some form or another. I have the Classic NES versions of half of the games in the list below. Oh well at least it will lessen the load when [...] Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Own a Nintendo World Championship cartridge without going broke

We all know that the holy grail of collecting for the NES is the Nintendo World Championship cartridge. The last few times these have appeared on Ebay, they have literally gone for thousands of dollars. So the good folks over at RetroZone have created a reproduction cart that the rest of us can afford. Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Nintendo 64 Game Prices Inflated to 2011

I am always hearing people complain about the price of video games. Now being an avid gamer since the NES days, I can remember some real eye openers when it came to buying games. There were quite a few SNES games and Nintendo 64 games that cost me damn near my entire Christmas budget. Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Rebuilding My Original Game Boy Collection

Back in the early 90's I remember driving to Toy's R Us with my parents and purchasing a Game Boy. I can still remember unboxing it and discovering this game called "Tetris", which I played on the ride home! Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

RewindGamer Retro-Quiz (8-25-2011)

Test your knowledge and name the game that has this game over screen! Previous Weeks Answer – Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel’s Castle (ColecoVision) Previous Weeks Champ (????) Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

The Legend of Zelda All-Stars, Why Not?

I grew up playing Nintendo systems and the Mario series, but even closer to my heart is the “Legend of Zelda” franchise. So back in 1993 when Super Mario All-Stars came out for the Super Nintendo, I was sure that Nintendo would give the Zelda series the same treatment. Its now 18 years later and [...] Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Super Mario Memory Challenge Game

Its honestly been a while since I even remember hearing about the game of Memory. I thought it had disappeared with other items from my childhood, you know….He-Man, G.I. Joe, Simon. But browsing around ThinkGeek today, it seems as though someone had the brilliant idea to do a Super Mario Edition. This find comes at [...] Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

New Wii Remote Colors Sucker Us For Another $150

Back on November 16th 2006 I stood in line outside my local Bestbuy waiting for a chance to buy a Nintendo Wii. I cared nothing about the PS3 launch that was happening the same week, and years earlier I ignored the launch of the Xbox 360. All I knew is that I would own a Nintendo Wii on launch day, and thats what I set out to accomplish. I believe that I ended up with two controllers, two nunchucks, two classic controllers, and 4 games. Within a week I was the most popular house for people to visit, people loved coming over to play some Wii Bowling. It was obvious that I was going to need an additional two controllers. So I did what anyone would do, I went out and bought the remaining two controllers. When Nintendo launched the Wii Motion Plus add-ons last year, I had my girlfriend buy me 4 of them for my birthday. Now after THREE years of the Wii being around, Nintendo decides to finally add some additional colors for the controllers? Seriously Nintendo this is lame, you are not being cute or funny with this. You and I both know that after 3 years of being around....and having multiplayer titles such as Mario Kart Wii, Wii Sports Resort and others.....that we all have 4 controllers. You should have launched colored controllers WAAAAY earlier in this consoles lifetime. This is just another way to siphon $150 out of my pocket. Congradulations! It worked When I opened up my Bestbuy circular this past weekend and saw that you launched a Blue Wii remote AND a Pink Wii remote....no longer could I ignore the Black Wii remote you lauched last year. The need to have different color controllers overtook me, and I purchased 3 more Wii remotes to add to the 5 white ones I already have. Why do I have 5 white Wii remotes? Well because you gave me a free one when I bought Wii Play. I wont even go into how much that game stunk here. Anyways, now I am going to have to put these extra controllers up on Ebay/Craigslist to try and recoup some of the cost. One question remains though, you finally decided to provide colored Wii remotes, but you couldnt get the Wii Motion Plus or sleeve to match? Only the black Wii remote has a matching jacket and Motion Plus. Again are you going to wait until we buy these ones, and then introduce the matching colored Wii Motion Plus accessory? Many of you may be questioning why I want the colored controllers. Well I like being able to distinguish our controllers if we both place them down for a quick break. Sure I could put labels on them, but most of the time my controllers are inside of the Wii Wheel accessory. I do quite a bit of Mario Kart Wii each week, and those races can get pretty heated. Most of my guests will drop their controller in anger when I blue shell them 10 feet from the finish line and steal first place. Now due to my awesome skills in Mario Kart Wii, I am pretty sure that a few of my controllers are "mis-calibrated", and knowing that I have an "adult owned" controller that is not fugged up....is one of my keys to winning at Mario Kart. With these new colors, I will be reserving the black Wii Remote for my exclusive use. While on the topic of the Wii Wheel, should I expect that you will be releasing a black, blue and pink version of those also? Ohhhh Nintendo you sure know how to drain my wallet dry

Phillyman

Phillyman