Tag: retro gaming

  • Fixing an Original Xbox (Halo Edition!)

    Fixing an Original Xbox (Halo Edition!)

    On one of my recent thrifting expeditions I happened upon this original Xbox that was the super-cool halo edition in transparent green. I looked around for a power cord that I could test it with at the store but couldn’t find one. They were only asking $10 for it anyways, so I took the chance […]

  • Cleaning Time 🎮

    Lately I’ve been into refurbishing GameCube controllers I pick up from thrift stores. You know, for the Smash!

  • Restoring a Donkey Kong Arcade Cocktail Table

    Restoring a Donkey Kong Arcade Cocktail Table

    This past summer I came across a listing for a Donkey Kong Arcade cocktail table that I couldn’t resist. The seller was moving and getting rid of some Arcade machines he had in his garage. He said that it “should work”, but was disassembled. He at least knew that the board was tested and was […]

  • “Stack Up”

    I have my famicom disk system hooked up to my top loader NES via a famicom adapter. Works great, although it doesn’t have the enhanced audio unless you connect it through a Japanese famicom. Hoping to add one of those to the collection someday 😜 p.s. Thanks to Nick for the copy of Super Mario […]

  • Clean Up Those Carts!

    I collect retro video games and often pick up cartridges that have price stickers and marker on them. I think a lot of collectors avoid them because they don’t look appealing, but it’s actually pretty easy to clean up a cartridge as long as there isn’t too much gunk on the actual label. Sharpie can […]