Toys R Us preping for the release of Disney Infinity 3. With my release dates a bit confused today, I stopped by my local Toys R Us to pick up Disney Infinity 3. Their stockroom is brimming with DI3 video game stuff, but they can't sell it until tomorrow morning. I found the former Disney Infinity aisle barren awaiting the 3.0 items. The opposite side of the aisle is loaded with DI 2.0 stuff. Read more: http://www.8-bitcentral.com/blog/2015/di3Almost.html#ixzz3kG6oEBdh
Wico Command Control Famous Red Ball Joystick :-: The famous older brother of the Baseball Bat Joystick, this controller is just a thing of beauty. & would look amazing in a display case. Built to be practically indestructible, the joystick was very much built to emulate arcade style joysticks of the age and intended for the wanton destruction of all video games. A very solid and base heavy device, a user could select via a slide switch whether to fire from the base or the stick.
My local grocery store is selling Sega and Atari Flashback video game consoles with built-in games. I really wanted to buy the Atari Flashback just so I could run it through the self-checkout lane to see "Atari" on the scanner screen and hear the robotic voice say, "Move your Atari to the belt". Then watch it come to rest next to my cereal, frozen pizza and toilet cleaner. Read more: http://www.8-bitcentral.com/blog/2013/groceryGames.html#ixzz2lDxGYSwm
With a finite supply of retro game consoles it may behoove us to learn some basic repair skills. When it comes to electronics, we don't fix anything - we replace it. If it stops working we throw it away and buy a new one. I hope this serves as a wake-up call for retro gamers to learn more about the repair of game consoles and arcade games. That may soon be our only salvation for playing on original hardware! Read more: http://8-bitcentral.com/blog/2015/electronicsRepair.html#ixzz3SPm7rLZd