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2Jul/100

I wish I could see something like this in person.

I’m a retro gamer at heart. Through and through. I just love those older classic games. Some of my favorites being Missile Command for the Atari 2600, any version of Millipede, Rampage, Gauntlet … the list goes on and on. Since I was born in 1981 I missed out being aware of the Atari 2600. At that young of an age … it was just something I saw occasionally since I wasn’t able to have one of my own. My earliest gaming memories from a store come from seeing NES games and whatnot at Wal-Mart … not even a game specific store. I just remember seeing them behind a case and never being able to get them because I’ve ALWAYS been a cheap bastard and just got them when people got tired of them or from yard sales.

And the electronic games are another one. Sure, I played the old Tiger Electronics games. Who didn’t at least play ONE. And some of the ones I had as a kid I wish I still had like Street Fighter 2 and Mortal Kombat. Oh, and that one … I don’t remember the exact name of it off the top of my head … I’m sure I could find it if I actually did some research. I think it was called the Tiger VR Zone or something. It was this headset you wrapped around your head, you stuck a little cartridge in it and the Tiger game would show up in sort of a pseudo 3D on a little red screen in front of your face.

Either way, these pictures are very telling and make me wish I could go back in time to actually see this in person. It’s just not the same anymore. Yeah, you walk into a store and it might look somewhat similar … but just doesn’t have the same charm. All the pictures courtesy of GameGavel.com’s forums. Which is, ironically enough, the adopted forums of The Wasted Seconds Podcast for those of you who want a kickass crowd of people to shoot the shit with about retro and modern gaming.