… that doesn’t mean I’m finished writing and publishing PC Engine-focused posts altogether.
In fact, I’ve regularly published PC Engine-focused posts on my other, more general, gaming blog, The Gay Gamer, since I stopped doing so here late last year.
Sorry, I’m only telling you about it now. I would have done so sooner, but I honestly thought I’d continue to publish posts on this blog for some time to come.
Trying to maintain two blogs at once, though, has become more than I can handle, so I’ve decided to put all of my energy into The Gay Gamer, which not only regularly features posts about the PC Engine and its games but also features posts about pretty much every other “retro”–as well as current–game system under the sun.
Don’t believe me that the PC Engine gets plenty of attention on my other blog? Here are just a few recent examples:
* “Bubble Bobble + Chack’n Pop + Parasol Stars = single-screen platformer perfection”
* “Manual Stimulation: PC Genjin (PC Engine)”
* “My kind of art”
* “Second Chances: Pop’n Magic”
I’m sure some of you will balk at visiting The Gay Gamer because of its name. Just know that it welcomes people of all colors, genders and sexual orientations and that a good percentage of the folks who visit and comment on the site are not, in fact, members of the LGBT community.
Anyway, I sincerely hope some of you will check it out at some point, especially if you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read here. And if not? Thank you for supporting this blog during its far-too-short (in my opinion) existence. I’ve greatly appreciate it.
At least once a year, I become a wee bit obsessed with the PC Engine LT.
I’ve wanted one of these sexy, laptop-esque portables ever since I saw a photo of one in an old issue of either Diehard GameFan or Electronic Gaming Monthly (or maybe it was Super Gaming, an EGM spin-off) magazine as a youngster, but I’ve never bought one because they’re so darn expensive.
That hasn’t kept me from dreaming about the day I throw caution–and my credit card–to the wind and purchase one, though. Until that day arrives, I’ll waste my time reading blog posts about and watching YouTube videos of NEC’s little gray wonder.
Speaking of the latter, the following video–produced by YouTube user futurematt5–is helping me get through my most recent phase of PC Engine LT obsession. (I wonder if that’ll be considered a diagnosable and treatable disorder when the DSM-5 is published in 2013?)
Here‘s part two of the video, by the way, and here’s (actually, go here and here) a series of videos in which futurematt5 attaches the PC Engine LT to the Super CD-ROM2 peripheral. Oh, and here‘s a fabulously porn-ish video that features “high-quality footage and close-ups” of the system.
Anyway, here’s to hoping that next year at this time I’ll be posting my own photos and videos of the portable system that futurematt5 says is the gaming world’s equivalent of an eccentric uncle.
A few months ago, I discovered the following TTi promo videos (along with a number of other gaming goodies) while digging through my old bedroom closet:
As you can hopefully discern, the one on the left was used to promote Hudson’s Lords of Thunder while the one on the right was used to push the TurboGrafx-16 and TurboDuo systems as well as a whole slew of HuCard and CD releases.
Anyway, here’s the “classic” Lords of Thunder video:
And here are some links to the similarly cheesy–er, classic–“TurboDuo Game System and CD Software” video. (It’s been divided into three segments. Here’s the first, here’s the second and here’s the third.)
I don’t know about you, but I’m very much a “try before you buy” kind of guy when it comes to games. At the very least, I like to see a game in action–in person is great, but via video will do–before I spend my hard-earned cash on it.
When it comes to PC Engine games, though, I often rely on screenshots–shared on sites like The PC Engine Catalog Project, The PC Engine Software Bible and Video Game Den–to sell me on a particular title. At least, that’s what I did until yesterday–when I discovered The PC Engine Software Bible’s YouTube Channel.
Until then, I’d never seen Horror Story, Gotzendiener or Sorcerian in action. Now I have. Will I buy any of those games in the future? Probably not–thanks to what I saw on said channel. On the other hand, the videos have piqued my interest in Gomola Speed, Pop ‘n Magic and Volfied.
Anyway, I highly recommend checking it out–if you have a bit of time on your hands.