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Hindsight Part III: Nintendo Hardware

Hindsight is a fascinating thing. I enjoy looking back at media from the past, such as articles, news, and video speculating on topics from both the near and distant future. Whether it is the outcome of an athletic event, national even...

 
 
 

Kubo and the Two Strings: A Film Review

If you must blink, do it now. These striking words open perhaps the most engaging, heartfelt, well-animated film of the year, Kubo and the Two Strings. The fourth feature film from animation studio Laika is a stop-motion marvel. Kubo ...

 
 
 
 

Do you dream about video games?

Dreams are curious things. They can be moments of strong photorealism that feel more than real, or no more than fuzzy half-remembrances. They can be completely silly and nonsensical, or moments which we will never forget. They can be insp...

 
 
 

They Call Me Spooky: You Always Know a Working Joe

I didn’t know what to expect when I first booted up Alien: Isolation this past summer. I hadn’t heard much about the game when it was released last year, only that you escaped from the titular alien with a small arsenal, spending most o...

 
 
 
 

One Year on Destructoid!

How time flies! It’s hard to believe a year has passed since I caved in and made a profile here at Destructoid. Like many folks around here, I lurked for quite a while before finally joining, and I’m glad I did. For a number of years, I...

 
 
 
 

Hunting for video games at antique shops

If you’re in the market for retro video games these days, there is no shortage of options. In addition to online outlets such as eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist, there are thrift stores, pawn shops, flea markets, and swap meets where po...

 
 
 
 
 

When Marnie Was There: A Film Review

When Marnie Was There is a striking, emotional tale of isolation, depression, friendship, and love. The film centers around a girl named Anna, who lives with her aunt and uncle in the city, but moves out to the countryside to ease her ...

 
 
 

A Look at Video Game Ads of the Past: Pokmon

Hello and welcome back to another installment of retro game ads. I was excited to put this segment together, as Pokémon was such a big part of my childhood. While I’ve separated other entries based on consoles, this segme...

 
 
 
 
 

Weird Comic Tales #1 (SENSATIONAL FIRST ISSUE)

When I was a kid and just getting into comics, my dad let me have all of his comics from when he was a kid. His collection was comprised of a few dozen comics from the early 60s to the late 70s, chiefly made up of DC titles. Superman a...

 
 
 
 
 

A Look at Video Game Ads of the Past: PlayStation

Hello and welcome back to another round of retro game ads. We’ve reached the second half of this series, transitioning into 3D-era games and beyond. Our first stop is the Sony PlayStation, with a range of ads across the mid to la...

 
 
 

Proposed/Planned Games that Need to Exist

For every game that is completed and makes it onto store shelves or digital markets, there are countless others that don’t, for whatever reason. Some are cancelled during development, while others simply don’t make it out o...

 
 
 
 

A Look at Video Game Ads of the Past: Game Boy

Welcome back to the latest entry in this series, where we take a look into printed ads for retro video games. I have previously compiled installments for games, so check them out to see how some classic games were advertised in the pa...

 
 
 

Valentines & Video Games: Skyrim Romance

There’s not much to say about Skyrim that hasn’t already been said a million times before. The game offered hours upon hours of adventuring in a huge open world unlike any other and it’s hard to believe it came out mo...

 
 
 

A Look at Video Game Ads of the Past: SNES

Hello and welcome back to another round of classic gaming ads from the past. If you missed my entries on ads, check them out for a look at how retro video games were advertised in comic books of the 80s and 90s. As always, all of the ...

 
 
 

A Rare Gathering: Fan Fiction/Tribute/Thing

As I mentioned in my '10 Things About’ blog, I am currently working on a novel. I finished the first draft about a month ago and have been letting it sit since then, to look at it with new eyes for revision. In between then and n...

 
 
 

A Look at Video Game Ads of the Past: Sega

Hello and welcome back to the latest installment in this series, where we take a look into retro printed advertisements of video games. If you missed my entries on ads, check them out for a blast from the past. While most installments...

 
 
 

A Look at Video Game Ads of the Past: NES (Part 3)

We’ve made it to the third and final collection of NES ads in this series, which features games from the extent of the NES’s lifespan and a variety of genres. If you’ve missed parts , check them out for a look into pr...

 
 
 

A Look at Video Game Ads of the Past: NES (Part 2)

Hello and welcome back to the second round of paper advertisement analysis for the NES, where we continue our retro venture into games for the classic system. If you missed , check it out for ads on contests, toys, accessories, and gam...

 
 
 

A Look at Video Game Ads of the Past: NES (Part 1)

Hello and welcome back to the second entry in this series, where we take a look at print advertisements of the past. If you missed the , check it out for some neat Atari ads and the general outline for this series. As I mentioned in th...

 
 

About Bardleyone of us since 2:51 PM on 09.29.2014

Hi all, I'm Bardley.

I've been gaming ever since I was a kid, starting with the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy, both of which I still own and use. In the past few years, I've really enjoyed getting into retro game collecting. It's a blast playing games that were made before my time or that I have missed over the years. I have stuff from the Magnavox Odyssey 2 up to modern systems and enjoy them all.

It's incredible just how much video games have changed and advanced in the decades since their inception; I can't wait to see where games go from here.

If you'd like to know more about me, check out my introductory blog.
 
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