Author Archives: Austin

About Austin

Austin has been gaming for about as long as he can remember, with some of his earliest memories as a toddler being comprised of games he played on his parents’ Atari VCS/2600. Videogaming would quickly turn into a mainstay for him thanks to the Nintendo Entertainment System and the slew of classics it offered during its lifespan, with the SNES and Sega Genesis later compounding on that.

Always having a natural curiosity about what else is out there gaming-wise, the biggest hook for him would come when his family attained internet access for the first time in the mid-’90s. Thanks to the breadth of historical information readily available, combined with early emulation efforts he got to try his hand at, Austin discovered at a young age that with a little work and perseverance, he could obtain obscure consoles and games he never had the chance to try before, or never even knew about to begin with. It was at this point he officially began a period of game and console collecting, and as they say, the rest is history!

These days, Austin is responsible for a series of gaming-related videos he dubs “Gameplay and Talk”, an array of styles that cater to a variety of viewer preferences. These range from full-on, involved reviews, to unscripted “Let’s Plays”, “casual reviews” and full game runs. While he still dabbles with modern gaming platforms, his favorite era of gaming is the ’90s and many of his videos revolve around displaying what made gaming during this period such an incredible experience.

Favorite games: Radiant Silvergun, Ninja Gaiden, Quake, Secret of Mana, Raiden, DOOM, Castlevania, Killer Instinct, OutRun, Painkiller, Super Metroid, Splatterhouse, R-Type.

Favorite platforms: NES, SNES, Sega Genesis/CD, Dreamcast, Saturn, Turbo Grafx-16/PC Engine, PlayStation/PlayStation 2.

15 Awesome Looking Dreamcast Games

In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Sega Dreamcast’s US launch, I give you 15 Dreamcast games that look pretty awesome. This video is meant to not only show off some great looking Dreamcast games, but also act as …

Posted in Home News, News, Rotator Featured | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

HAMY Pocket Game Review

The HAMY Pocket Game system is a Famiclone handheld device that comes not only with games built in, but with an actual Famicom cartridge slot to play your library of existing Famicom titles. After playing around with it for the …

Posted in Home News, Rotator Featured, System Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Neo-Geo X Gold: Limited Edition Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

  Unboxing, first impressions, and an overall review of the Neo-Geo X Gold: Limited Edition package. Six months after its launch and at a discounted price, is this retro homage worth checking out?   For additional videos by Austin: Click HereJoin …

Posted in Home News, Rotator Featured, System Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gameplay & Talk: Street Fighter II Pinball Translite

Austin takes a brief moment to talk about his newly-acquired, videogame-related pinball item: a Street Fighter II Champion Edition translite! Don’t know what a translite is? Watch to find out! For additional videos by Austin: Click Here Join the new Gamester81 …

Posted in Game Reviews, Home News, News, Rotator Featured | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tetris CD-i Review

Tetris, the hit that became a household name, also saw a revision on the CD-i.  Outside of the mainstream releases; is this a version still worth checking out today? Leave comments below, “like” and share, and be apart of the …

Posted in Game Reviews, Home News, Rotator Featured, Top 5 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Overview of the CD-i Mouse

For the average home videogame platform, mouse accessories have generally garnered little support. Interestingly, such was not the case with the Philips CD-i platform. In this video we will be taking a look at the mouse peripheral itself, as well …

Posted in Home News, News, Rotator Featured, System Reviews, Top 5 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gamester81