CHAPTER 14: PLAYSTATION

For my brother and I growing up, video games consoles were produced by two companies: Nintendo and Sega. There was a RadioShack in the T.C Square that had a demo unit for the Turbografx 16 and another in The Village that showcased Panasonic’s 3DO, one of the first CD based systems that impressively played an…

CHAPTER 13: VIDEO GAME STORES

The town of Bay Roberts now has not one, but two dedicated video game stores: Game On Collectibles and the second branch of a store located in St. John’s called Entertainment Center. Like most modern games stores, video games are just one component of these businesses along with trading cards and other collectibles, but they’re…

CHAPTER 12: RETRO GAMES

There’s a sad, almost disposable component to most video games. Months, sometimes years, of anticipation are built for a game and the second it lands, everyone flocks to it like a swarm of locusts, devouring every last morsel of entertainment before moving on to the next thing. Games that once dominated the headlines on video…