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Messiah Announces “NEX Wireless Arcade Stick”

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

For someone who was highly disappointed with the Generation NEX, I’ll have to admit that Messiah’s latest product looks pretty cool. But then again, the NEX looked awesome when it was announced, and you know how that turned out. The product is the “NEX Wireless Arcade Stick,” a supposedly arcade-quality wireless arcade stick for Messiah’s […]

A False Messiah: The Generation NEX Sucks

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

I received my Generation NEX two days ago via FedEx, part of the first shipment of a new NES clone console from Messiah Entertainment (the self-proclaimed saviors of “gaming”). My initial impressions were good, because the packaging is pretty nice. But once you open the clear plastic box and plug it in, things get a […]

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 […]

[ VC&G Review ] PowerPak NES Flash Cartridge

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

It’s 1987. Your ravenous love for Nintendo’s new console leads you to rent every new game released for the system, craving the joy of each new experience. One day, a stranger walks up to you on the street and offers you a device that lets you play nearly all the NES games ever released (or […]

Absolutely Weird: IGN’s Generation NEX Review

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Heh. And I thought all this NEX stuff was over. It has come to my attention that IGN posted a review of the Generation NEX yesterday on their site. And what’s more, they gave it a 9.5 out of 10. Whoa. They must have been on nostalgia overdrive to hand out a score like that […]

New Tech for Old Computers & Game Systems

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

There are really only three groups of vintage computing enthusiasts out there. One is the purist, who wants to maintain, restore, and operate his vintage systems in a historically authentic manner, using only the contemporary technology available at the time, one is the devoted user, who doesn’t care how you use the computer, as long […]

Lik-Sang Pulls Generation NEX from Sales Catalog

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Chris Gregory, a VC&G reader, alerted me today that Lik-Sang, once taking pre-orders for the much-hyped Generation NEX console, has now dropped the product from its sales catalog, citing disappointment with an evaluation model they tested and also the rather negative VC&G review I posted on 11/03/2005. This move on Lik-Sang’s part really impresses me, […]

The VC&G Collection

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Last Updated: 07/06/2017 Here is the master list of all the computers, video game systems in my collection — what I sometimes more ostentatiously call the “Vintage Computing and Gaming Collection.” It’s a private collection, but I maintain it mostly to preserve historical artifacts of the video game and computer revolution. If an item is […]