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Written by Fred Rojas

December 7, 2011 at 9:40 am

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  1. Great articles man! Love the jcpenny catalog!


    December 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm

  2. horrible facts i didnt even get the info i need


    October 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    • Horrible facts? Can you be more specific? Are my facts incorrect or do you feel that the facts I’ve chosen to share not to your liking. Furthermore, what info were you seeking? If you can tell me what you want I’d be more than happy to specifically get you any info I can and/or write an article pertaining to the subject.


      October 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

  3. so how is everyone liking one direction i LOVE THEM COMMENT BELOW IF U LIKE THEM


    October 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    • I can understand how it seems this site is designated for the love of video games and that criticism is few and far between. On the surface you couldn’t be more correct. I must stress that this site is not a traditional review site where we cover everything, as a retro site games and topics must be selected and it’s typically best to cover strong/popular/well designed titles rather than the horrendous games of the past (although I’m considering a poor game section). As for the “I love them comment below if you like them”, I don’t recall ever writing that at the end of any article. I welcome useful comments from all opinions – good, bad, or indifferent. Please comment if you don’t agree, please comment if you hate the game, and if possible tell us why. I don’t ask that you comment only if you like something I like, comment in general. If I only posted positive comments how did this one go live?

      In addition, I stress that gameplay videos are completely indifferent, as typically are stories and historical data. There’s nothing positive or negative about the release date of the Atari VCS, it just happened. I do show much love for a majority of the games I cover, but I do point out the flaws of a game as well and in some cases point out my issues with the game. The only true reviews I’ve performed on this site are pretty much limited to Sine Mora (which isn’t specifically a review), Abobo’s Big Adventure, and the upcoming Retro City Rampage.

      If you’ve seen this exact text you complain about, please tell me what article and I will promptly change the phrasing.


      October 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

  4. Hi there,

    Keep up the good work with your blog! 🙂 Looking forward to read more from you in 2013.

    I’ve brought up my old SVI Spectravideo (MSX) up from the basement today, ready to try out a few old games. 🙂

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Old School Game Blog

    December 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

  5. Love the blog Fred. Recently listened to the silent hill 2 podcast you sometimes mix your facts up a bit but I can see you were trying to go free flow rather than reading off a script word for word. Very impressed how entertaining you make your podcast with just one person.


    May 2, 2013 at 7:33 am

    • Thanks. Silent Hill 2 was the last time I ever go into a game club without notes, haha. Never living down the blatant factual mistakes of that plot, especially because Silent Hill 2 is so rightfully beloved. Won’t happen again, for Chrono Trigger I took extensive plot notes as with all future titles.


      May 2, 2013 at 7:45 am

  6. I discovered your site/podcast shortly after the dissolution of retronauts left a giant hole in my retro gaming heart. Since then I’ve listened to all your gaming history podcast and I really dig the way your take, facts, and banter, on gaming. Keep up the good work man, you have people out here that really appreciate the content you put out and the work you put into it.


    July 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

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