This week, Sony announced that they will be releasing an all-new Playstation 4, the first new video game console in years. Not sure if we’ll be picking this up when it finally comes out, but it takes us back to that feeling of unboxing and plugging in a new system and hearing, seeing and experiencing the startup screen for the first time.
We thought “Hey!! Let’s go back and experience all those system boots from back in the day!” and so here’s one of several videos out on the web of just that.
From NES to Wii, hope you enjoy!
Giving credit where it’s due, this post was originally inspired by a post on the Australian Retro Gamer site. Check ’em out!
Back in the old days of video gaming… now I’m talkin’ the pre-NES/Sega days, the Atari 2600/Colecovision days of video gaming…. the best you could get were from the arcade machines and a handful of home computers and home systems, were innovative and exciting. In the early 1980’s, while we owned an Atari 2600 system with just a handful of cartridges, my three cousins lived downstairs from us in a Flatbush, Brooklyn apartment building (their mom, my aunt, owned the building) and some nights my brother and I would sleep over. I got excited about these sleepovers because just before we actually went to sleep, my oldest cousin Shawn would turn on this plastic mini-TV with a controller pad plugged in at the bottom they had in their room and on would come this opening screen for Vectrex…
Shawn would proceed to play MineStorm, which was the game that came packaged with this system, and the rest of us watched in awe. Yes, the game was basically Asteroids, but the vector graphics of this system, especially played in the dark, were just mesmerizing.
The CSP is back & taking you back with them to the early 80’s as they reminisce on the awesome library of the Atari 2600! The Atari 2600 VCS was a staple in the homes of nearly every child of the early 80’s up until Nintendo & Sega came along. The second half of the show, the crew talks about video-game themed cartoons and TV shows, such as Pac-Man, Saturday Supercade and Captain N. So plug in your joysticks and paddle controllers and join the fun!
The most wonderful time of the year is HERE! ChristmaKwanzaHannuFestivusWinterSolstice is upon us! Here at the Cold Slither Podcast, we like to look back at some of the holiday themes and times of yester-year, and what better way to do that than to scour the Youtubes? Check out these gems and comment on your faves and some others we might have missed! (+ check back often for updates to this post!)
The debut of the Nintendo Entertainment System back in the 80s meant there was an average of 16.3 “Mommy, can we go to Toys’R’Us?” requests per household per hour.
and who can forget Laser Tag???