You’ve got to love retro game stores. Where else can you go to buy a bunch of games and consoles you used to have (or already have) for five times the price they were originally priced at?
Sorry. I don’t mean to sound jaded. I guess I’m lucky to live in an area with a very healthy supply of retro game stores, and my weekly visits have made me increasingly picky. “Is this refinished? Rubbish! Oh, and this booklet looks like sh*t!” I think these stores hate me by now.
If you’re not in an area like mine, finding a good outlet for the games and consoles of yesteryear is sometimes a challenge. Luckily there’s this Retro Game Stores Google map. Reader Coldguy sent in this map, doing his civic duty as a gamer to pass the word along. Now do your duty and add locations that you know of.
As you can see from the image above, there’s plenty of goodness in middle America and the northeast, but there’s a big gaping hole in the west. What’s up with that?
Do you know of any good stores near you?
[Update: the map has grown steadily since we’ve first posted the news. Patrick, the map’s creator, has contacted us to pass along a link for the site’s new home. He says that they’re still working on the New Mexico situation. Good luck with that!]