Finds 1676: A CD Case Book Shelf

It's got to be the cutest most awesome design for a CD case ever!

Pokemon Black is added to the shoppe

Be sure to check this and all the newest releases on the Retro Gaming Life Shoppe!

Ads from the Past 461: Sega Game Gear

Classic ad for the handheld that rivaled the Gameboy.

Yu-gi-oh! Custom Deck Box: Toon World

Stop by and check out my custom Toon World Deck Box!

Kitsune Zero: Adorable Fox Girl

Play as a cute fox girl in a world filled with Japanese Folklore!

June 30, 2011

Emulation News 091: Updates for 6-30-11

So it's the end of the month! Yay! Lots of news to finish up this month strong such as new versions of PCSX Reloaded, MESS, Altirra, Dolphin, and QMC2. There are also other interesting news so check them out.

June 29, 2011

Ads From The Past 165: The Combatribes (SNES)

Here is an ad I really like! Totally awesome comic book style ad! Can't beat this although I'm sure you can beat the cart on top of your head if it sucks so bad.


Ads From The Past 164: Aklaim Sport Games

Back when this company was popular enough for people to actually buy these games, they had everything for any sports fan. Of course, not everything was crap.


Ads From The Past 163: Mom & Dad Video Game Gifts

Here is something you could have given to your parents if one, you live in the 90s and two, they were gamers. Things very rare back then are very popular nowadays especially since those kids in the 90s are parents nowadays.


Ads From The Past 162: Jennifer Capriati's Tennis (Genesis)

I'm not sure about how good this game is but I sure know one thing, female tennis players are a lot hotter nowadays! RAWR!


Ads From The Past 161: Japan Video Games

Here is a very interesting ad for import games. Believe it or not, importing back in the early 90s was very expensive and rare to do. If you wanted to have video games and consoles before they arrived to the United States then you would import them.


Retro Gaming News 039: Final Fantasy VI Advance Color Restoration Patch

Here is a very interesting project done to the release of Final Fantasy VI for the GBA. Final Fantasy fans, rejoice!

Retro Gaming News 038: Partial Patch for MKR on the GG

Here is a partial patch for an anime related game for the Game Gear. Yes, the Game Gear had some really obscure releases only seen in Japan.

Retro Gaming News 037: Xbox 360 Nintendo 64 Emulator WIP

Well these are surely interesting news as the Nintendo 64 emulator for the Xbox 360 has shown signs of life. These is the latest from the creator of the emulator.

Emulation News 090: Updates for 6-29-11

Updates for today include your usual updates of MESS, PCSX2, Dolphin and finally a new version of MAME reaching version 0.143! More updates as well so check them out!

June 28, 2011

Goodbye Pinto, My Wonderful Faithful Cat....

Pinto is the cat on the left
I have some really bad news. Sadly, last night my cat was ran over by a car. The car struck on his neck and broke it in an instant. He was able to gather strength to make it back home where he knew he would be safe. Finally, once I was outside he gave a last breath with a meow as if calling for my help. I couldn't do much as I lay there holding his broken neck seeing as blood started coming out of his mouth. Moments later, he was gone as if he wanted to wait to see me one last time before he left. I knew there was nothing to be done but I couldn't comprehend what had happened. To be honest, there is a lot more to it than what I told you that let to this disaster but there is just no point in it. What's done is done and that's all there is to it. I'm really going to miss him as he was the cat that would follow me everywhere and would always ask me to comfort him. He is just another one I will never grow old with anymore....Things aren't the same anymore but at least he is resting in piece. We placed him in a box and I kept petting him, talking to him, and finally telling him goodbye and that I will always love him. My family took care of burying him as I don't think I would have liked to be there to see it. This is part of life and we all have to learn to deal with it, I have made my peace with my faithful companion and hope to see him again someday...goodbye my friend...


Emulation News 089: Updates for 6-28-11

Here are today's updates. Not as many as other days but gotta keep you guys up to date right?
To sum up some of the updates involve your favorites such as MESS, Jpcsp, and PCSX2. There is also a new version of SPU2-X that finally reaches to version 2.0. There are lots of other updates as well so check them out!

June 27, 2011

Finds 311: Yet More Famicom Multicarts!

Here is a quick finds post. I got these today in the mail and checked them out! I did got two of the same cart which come with Adventure Islands 2,3, and 4 because you can never have too much Adventure Island. The others come with games such as Contra, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Jungle Book, and Aladdin. Piracy at its very best.

x2 3 in 1 (Adventure Island 2,3,4)
4 in 1 (Aladdin 3, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Mortal Kombat V, Contra 2)
4 in 1 (Wrestling, Mortal Kombat V, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Jungle Book)


Affinity:Sorrow final demonstration (June 22, 2011)

This update was well overdue but it's finally here. Here is another demonstration of this upcoming RPG. As you can see, everything is coming together little by little, piece by piece, and so on. Be sure to read the information provided with this video.

"The final demonstration video of Affinity:Sorrow is here. In this update we have:

- 99% completed map engine
- NPC's w/ movement, object collision detection, and hero collision detection
- Text window & graphics
- Multiple Layers that allows the sprites & npc's to walk behind

For more information and updates, go to"


Emulation News 088: Updates for 6-27-11

Hello and welcome to another day of emulation news. We have your usual updates from MESS, Dolphin, and even the VZ300 emulator. We also have new updates for WinArcadia, Jpcsp, Fceux etc. Also, don't forget to check out the information update on PSP Custom Firmware 6.39 ME-7.

Ads From The Past 160: Road Runner's Death Valley Rally (SNES)

I never liked these looney tunes to begin with. I'm cool with Bugs Bunny and the rest of them but always found myself annoyed with the Road Runner...That stupid Coyote can't get things right and you have to wonder if it's really worth it all the pain to eat an already starving looking bird.


June 26, 2011

Finds 310: Mega Magazine Lot! Tips & Tricks and Gamepro!

So with my arrival I had some packages waiting for me. There were two, one was a medium flat rate box and the other was an envelope. Care to take a guess what they were? Magazines of course! I was able to get these for mad cheap spending a total for twenty dollars for both lots combined. I say that's a real good deal for 40+ magazines. I haven't bought Gamepros in so long so all of these are new to my collection. Same goes for the Tips and Tricks magazine. There is also one PSM somewhere in there that you have to find like in the Where is Waldo books. I certainly have material to share for months to come ^_^

Gamepro Magazines
Tips & Tricks Magazines
PSM Magazine


I Finally Got The Super Megason Working!

So after months of having this clone in the closet, I was able to get it to work with some obvious results. Check out the full article!

Retro Gaming News 036: Dragon Ball Z: Legend of the Saiyans Complete Translation Released

It's great to finally see a complete patch of this awesome game. Be sure to check it out and play through it especially for you Dragon Ball Z fanatics!

"Over eleven years after this translation was started, Dragon Ball Z: Legend of the Super Saiyans for the SNES has finally been completed! This one has been a long time in the making; hope everyone enjoys playing it!"



Ads From The Past 159: Taito Games

Here we have a heat wave of Taito titles just for this grueling summer!! It's so HOT!!


Emulation News 087: Updates for 6-26-11

We finally caught up to date! Check these updates for your usual emulators such as PCSX2, MESS, Dolphin, among others!

Emulation News 085: Updates for 6-24-11

Updates for the 24th!

Emulation News 084: Updates for 6-23-11

Here are the updates for the 23rd.

Emulation News 083: Updates for 6-22-11

Here are the updates for the 22nd.

June 24, 2011

Getting Updated

Just wanted to put a note on here that I'm kind of behind with the news and updates but will be trying to get back to date in the next three days. Since coming back from my trip, my job has put me working non stop so I will have to come up with the time to do all these updates. I'm behind three retro games of the week and the same goes for pirate games of the week so will have to work on those. I also have new ads as well as other articles I'm working on. So much to do!!

June 22, 2011

Emulation News 080: Updates For 6-19-11

Here are the news for my birthday! Kinda a late though...

June 21, 2011

Peru Trip Days 10 & 11: Arenales, Anime Town and Goodbye!

So my trip finally came to a conclusion and I was happy enough to visit this awesome mall! It's a mall packed with anime stores and other toy stores. Otakus, this is for you! Read on!

June 20, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Just want to wish every father out there a happy father's day! I'm not a father myself but do respect all the fathers out there especially mine!


June 19, 2011

Finds 309: Enter Max Play, The Popular Famiclone!

So with my trip coming to an end, I have to get busy and find the rarities I have come here to get! Lets see what I caught from my fishing line! This time around I went to a market that only opens on Sundays and is similar to the flea market. There was so much great stuff there with a lot of risks involving buying non working carts, getting robbed, and even getting lost! I was lucky enough to have my friend as a guide and went on to check out the place! I couldn't take photos because it was way too dangerous to bring your camera into. You have to have eyes behind your head in order to keep yourself warned of any funny business. Check these stuff out.


June 18, 2011

Peru Trip Days 8 & 9: Walking in the Past...

So here it is, finally was able to take a shot of my home from years ago. It's amazing how I used to remember it and how it looks now. The only thing that hasn't changed is that tree in the front that keeps blooming those flowers that look like bells. Lets take a look back at my old neighborhood and of course, food food food!

Emulation News 079: Updates for 6-18-11

Here are today's updates. Enjoy the weekend!

Ads From The Past 158: Hit The Ice (Turbo Grafx)

Here is another Turbo Grafx ad, enjoy!

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