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!

April 30, 2022

Ads from the past 458: Gameboy Color Australian Ad


This is a really cool Australian Gameboy Color ad which is promoting the release of the Gameboy color. I see where they are coming from with this ad, and I completely approve. 



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Pacman Port for the Commodore 64 is Here and it's Real!


This is a really cool port of Pac-Man. You know Pac-Man right? Well, there is a really neat C64 version that you must try out. The game is in a beta form as you can probably encounter bugs, but the work is quite good. I intend to put this one into a disk and try it out on my Commodore 64, but there is always the emulation alternative. For more info, please click here. Be sure to support this programmer on his work. 




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Finds 1622: ZIP DISKS! LOTS!


This is a big lot of Floppy Zip Disks I found while thrifting. I really need to plug in my external zip drive to check what's on these as some of them are open! Who knows what's in store! 



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April 29, 2022

Finds 1621: Another Surge Protector, Tons of PC Software, and Gateway XP Laptop

I found another surge protector, lots of software, and another laptop. Lets see more detail on these findings below...

PC software of every type. 

Never heard of Myst URU but 1602 AD looks awesome. 
More awesome stuff! Classic stuff!


Lots of goodies! PC stuff rules!



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April 28, 2022

Finds 1620: Apple Ibook 1999 Tangerine Model


Found this clamshell Ibook G3 but haven't been able to find a charger for it. I will find one soon, and will show if this thing works or not. As of now, it's resting with all my other hardware. It's beautiful! 



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April 27, 2022

Finds 1619: Big Floppy 5.25 Lot !


Got a bunch of Floppy 5 1/4 discs with some boxed games. I won this on eBay for practically nothing and now that I have a working floppy drive for these disks, it's time to get to it and work on new projects! Amazing loot! 



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April 26, 2022

Finds 1618: Gateway Software package, Xbox USB Controller, Micro Joystick, and Software



Lots of PC stuff! Gateway discs and software with more software and even a joystick! That xbox 360 controller works amazingly on the PC, I love it! The New Nintendo 2DS XL was a wonderful pick up! Love when I find random stuff! 



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April 25, 2022

Finds 1617: A gift full of graphics


This was a gift from a customer at work. It's crazy how these things end up in my hand. I actually saw this same software package at the thrift store a month ago. It's odd that it turns out to be mine as well as I'm pretty sure this is the same one. Everything points to that!



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April 24, 2022

Finds 1616: Another Windows 98 Laptop and Tons of Software!


Found this awesome Windows 98 laptop with a bunch of PC software. It's too much to list, but this is really awesome. There is a lot to choose from! Totally worth it! Check out the photos of the loot below...






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April 23, 2022

Ads from the past 457: Don't Forget to Eat


This is a really cool ad that just showcases how addictive the Gameboy color can be. this is a handheld I didn't had personally when it was out, but I sure emulated the hell out of it. 



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Finds 1615: Portable Hard Drive, Another Fat PS2, Random Games, and Earth 2180!


Here is a little bit of everything. I found another PS2 as well as some games! I also got an external hard drive that supports 320gb which is pretty old, but cool. Another PC games for the ever growing collection, and other goodies as you can see. 


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April 22, 2022

Series Coming Back! Organizing the Office



I've been finally getting life together in order to work on other projects. I also left so many projects half done but I am so ready to get back into them. It's crazy how life can sometimes just take you out of your funk, but it's the way you get back up and fix what was wrong that will take you to the next level. Anyways, I do these posts with the will of doing something more. My blog is everything to me as I've had it running since 2007 and that's a long time. A lot of things you thought were gone will return. I have learned that there is more to retro games than just collecting them, you also need to enjoy them and I've forgotten that over the years. I have been setting up my office and room for this to become more of a reality. I have been talking to a friend for months about this ordeal. I feel like I'm just hoarding games, and it'll be a lot better if I actually end up enjoying them, that's what the whole point of it is after all. I have everything almost ready. It's time to take off!

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Finds 1614: Vintage Mouse Set IBM and Hewlett Packard


Here are two awesome mice for vintage computers. I picked them up for an amazing price so had to pick them up. Besides, my old computers needed some PS/2 mouse to use! 


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Finds 1613: TMNT Sports Line Set!


This is such an awesome set of turtles. This is the sports line which included the Raphael that plays soccer and the Skateboarding Mikey. It's a neat set! 



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Finds 1612: Wii Mini, Gameboy SP, Labyrinth, and Riven


I finally got a Wii Mini! It's completely useless nowadays but just a nice addition and variance of the legendary console. I also found a Gameboy SP, two boxed PC games which are so awesome, and a PC controller. Good stuff! 


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Finds 1611: Civilization IV, Black Ops 2, Nintendo DS Lite PInk, and Micro Diskette Package


Here are some new awesome addition. Love finding old new stock of floppy disks. Got some stuff such as PS2 controller and a NDS lite with a cool Mario & Luigi game. Civilization IV was also found which was a really good addition and Call of Duty Black Ops 2 to trade into Gamestop. 


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Finds 1610: Fat PS2 , Xbox games, and Civilization 3


Here are some new additions. Civilization III, New Super Mario Bros for the Wii, and some really cool Xbox 360 games. I also found another fat PS2 which I've started to hog in order to get them moded. It was an alright hunt, better than nothing!


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April 21, 2022

Finds 1609: Gamestop Deals! Super Lucky's Tale, Dragon Ball Z Kakkarot, Song of Horror, Blade Fury, and Apsulov


These were some good deals! Gamestop had some sales going on and I took advantage. Buy one get one anyone? I was able to add some awesome games to the collection. Song of Horror for the PS4 was the Limited Run Games release and totally worth the wait. Love it!


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April 19, 2022

Finds 1608: NES Essentials Super Mario Bros 2, World Class Track Meet, Gauntlet, and Dr Mario



Here are some really cool NES games that are crucial to have on anyone's collection. Gauntlet is just so much fun especially with two players. Dr Mario is a classic puzzler game that can be played with one or two players. Súper Mario Bros 2 is such an awesome classic! World Class Track Meet is another fun game to play with others but you will need the Power Pad to play it! 


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Finds 1607: Rare Olivetti Floppy Drive


This is the Olivetti Floppy Drive. The cable for this laptop is quite unique as it was only made to work with this brand of laptops. This makes this floppy drive quite a rarity. Apparently, from what I've found online and from forums, these only work on Olivetti laptops so it makes it hard to find and crucial for someone with an Olivetti notebook. 


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Bio Menace for DOS


This is one of the games I've been itching to play and always challenge any of my computers to try and run. I had a run in with this game back in the day with my old Packard Bell computer which couldn't run the game back then so I make it my goal to get it to work. The problem with my old computer was that there was always a problem with the memory. Now, some of them don't have that problem at all and even though I changed the config.sys to open memory, it still didn't worked. I have used the guides to open memories even on these old computers but don't actually get it to work. It still bothers me to this day some 25 years later...


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