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About RetroDefense

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    "History deserves respect"

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    Video games, comics, sci-fi, fantasy - all the geek staples, basically.
  • Favorite Current Generation Platform?
    Wii U
  • Favorite Previous/Retro Platform?
    Super Nintendo

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    Do Re Mi Fantasy, New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Video Games Favorites
    Too many to list. :) Especially fond of shmups, platformers and arcade racers.

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  1. I've been watching My Life In Gaming for a couple of years now. The channel features an impressive level of retro-gaming expertise and fantastic production values. Definitely recommended. Glad to see they support RetroMags' preservation mission as well!
  2. Game Player's Issue 12 Volume 2 Number 6 (June 1990) - duplicate pg 62, missing pg 65
  3. Game Player's Buyer's Guide to Nintendo Games Vol.2 No.5 (October/November 1989) - pages 113,114,127,128 clipped
  4. I've mentioned this before, but I've always been under the impression RetroMags preserves newsletters that eventually evolved into magazines - otherwise, gaming newsletters are ignored. This is a shame as these newsletters are often rare and in more desperate need of preservation. They may not have much nostalgic merit but there's lots of historical value there. They should definitely be archived. Thanks, VGBounceHouse, for scanning these issues! You've performed a service for video game historians & researchers - these issues have eluded archivists for years.
  5. I still have a 28" CRT - which is beginning to fail, I believe, as I'm having light gun difficulties - as well as another stored away as a backup. Call me old fashioned but I prefer scan lines, fuzzy pixels, and no screen lag. The time, effort, and money involved to connect all my retro systems to a HDTV is also something I'd rather avoid. Not that I don't often retro game in HD but I prefer other options for modern displays - classic game collections for modern systems, neo-retro systems, mini plug-n-plays, SBC emulation consoles, etc.
  6. Like twiztor, I like to chronogame by game series or franchise. Probably explains why I appreciate franchise reboots more than most. Thanks for the Youtube recommendation, kitsunebi77. Padded my watch list.
  7. This is the only reason I'm considering a Playstation Classic as - postmortem - it's a mess when played stock. With the clearance prices, I'll probably grab one and take a stab at softmodding - something I haven't done with the other minis on the market. I don't have an extreme fondness or nostalgia for many PS1 games - most of the 3D titles haven't aged well - but there are enough 2D and 2.5D titles to make the effort worthwhile.
  8. Found this in issue 13. Only one code and the last name is a bit different - perhaps a typo?
  9. Very nice! I still have my Genesis box tucked away, along with many others. The collector bug, y'know. Coax adapter ftw.
  10. Starmaster for the Atari 2600 VCS. The game featured 1st person spaceship combat in a pseudo-3D environment, resource management strategy, and a navigation map screen accessed via the console's Color/B&W switch. Starmaster actually had something of a narrative as it ended when all of the enemies were defeated instead of throwing you into another game loop. Definitely ahead of its time considering the console.
  11. I can binge GDQ speed runs like they're going out of style. Watching amazingly talented game players while raising money for charity - what's not to like? I'm a huge fan of the Mario Marathon online fundraiser as well - have been for years. Otherwise, I'm not big on watching versus playing. I have considered long plays of games I never seem to have the time for though.
  12. Video Games & Computer Entertainment 14 (March 1990) - missing pages 10-18, 21,44
  13. In no particular order: Starmaster Kaboom Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Warlords Super Breakout Asteroids Yar's Revenge Cosmic Ark Atlantis Combat Barnstorming
  14. I replay games often, which probably explains why I'm so big on game ownership and will avoid DRMed digital-only and physical-digital hybrids at all costs. If I pay for it, I'd like the opportunity to revisit it years later without double, triple, or quadruple dipping, thank ya very much. I'll replay various Mega Man, Castlevania and Metroid games annually, if not more. Other franchises are revisited often too - Ninja Gaiden, Mario, etc. Mostly action games that require little playtime once mastered. They're like a comfort food without the calories. Though, funny enough, I'll double, triple, and quadruple dip for DRM-free digital or physical collections of games I already own. I like to support such things and usually appreciate the bonus goodies or quality-of-life features thrown in. I don't replay neo-retro and modern games as often as they're lengthier and more involved. That said, the Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Metroid Prime and Super Mario Sunshine are on deck for this winter.
  15. Final Fantasy VII on Switch, taking breaks with the SNK 40th Anniversary Edition Collection on PS4.