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Anatomy of a Young Collector’s Room

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Late last year I found this classic (for me, anyway) picture lurking in my files and scanned it. It’s a Polaroid photograph of one corner of my then “computer room” taken by myself somewhere around late 1994 or early 1995 (yes, my family was lucky enough to have the space for another room dedicated mainly […]

How to Tell if You Have a Video Game Collecting Problem

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

How do you know if you have a video game collecting problem? How about this: when you can’t even walk on your own floor because every square inch is covered with games. Talk about painting yourself in a corner…with video games. And my fiance thought I had a problem. The next time your wife complains […]

New Limited Edition Street Fighter II Cartridge Could Literally Burst Into Flames — or Just Ruin your SNES

Friday, September 1st, 2017

This is really bizarre. News hit a couple days ago that “iam8bit,” a boutique retailer of video game nostalgia products, is releasing a limited edition Street Fighter II cartridge for the Super NES. It is part of a Street Fighter 30th Anniversary package for US $100 (plus $24 shipping, inexplicably) that includes trinket bonuses designed […]

[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Virtual Boy Wasteland

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Virtual Boy: The #1 video game console on Mars. When the Virtual Boy first launched in 1995, I rented the console (yep, the whole console) and a few games from my local Blockbuster store. Prior to that time, I don’t remember Blockbuster offering any other systems for rent; I think it was a joint effort […]

VC&G Interview: Benj Edwards, Creator of Vintage Computing and Gaming

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

[ Earlier this year, I asked readers what they wanted to see on VC&G’s tenth anniversary. Most people said “behind the scenes coverage,” but I wasn’t sure how to approach that. So I asked my longtime editing partner Harry McCracken to interview me in the hopes that I might accidentally say something interesting about the […]

[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Jaguar on Clearance (Atari Jaguar Turns 20)

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Atari Jaguar on Sale in 1997: “Includes RISC Processors!” The Atari Jaguar launched at retail 20 years ago this Friday — November 15, 1993. In April 1994, I received a Jaguar for my birthday, and it was one of the most exciting days of my life. That Christmas, my parents gave me Doom for the […]

Epic Atari History Book Released

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Just a few days ago, renowned video game historians Marty Goldberg (formerly of and Curt Vendel (Atari collector extraordinaire) published their epic Atari history book, Atari Inc.: Business is Fun. And by epic, I mean 800-pages epic. Its launch coincides with the 40th anniversary of the legendary video game company, which happens to be […]

New Fairchild Channel F Prototypes Discovered

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

[ In Jonathan Signor’s first contribution to VC&G, he describes an incredible find that any collector of vintage games can appreciate. ] For those of us who strive to remember or rediscover vintage computers and video games, it is rewarding to see how far we have come in such a short amount of time. However, […]

Why Super Nintendos Lose Their Color: Plastic Discoloration in Classic Machines

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Sure, consoles age and get dirty. Heck, I remember a suspicious incident involving my Super Nintendo (SNES) console and a can of Coca-Cola in the early ’90s that left my SNES looking more like a moldy loaf of bread than a video game system. But around five years ago, I noticed that my SNES console […]

The Top Ten Most Popular VC&G Articles of 2006

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Hello, friends. It’s New Year’s time once again, and by this point, you’ve probably been bombarded by year-end reviews and retrospectives on dozens of other websites and blogs. While typically not one to follow the trend, I just couldn’t resist throwing another log on the fire of your journalistic discontent. Ok, so I’m exaggerating as […]