Through a series of articles, I detail the history of the video game industry in regards to specific companies, consoles, and pieces of hardware.
In this section I provide in depth reviews of game consoles, past and present, from my own collection. Included are details about the consoles' history, specs, and hi-resolution pictures.
A lot of first- and third-party hardware and software items are released that don't get the recognition that they deserve. In this section, I highlight some of the best.
Everyone who likes to play, collect, or otherwise has a love for video games has their two cents. I have a pocket full of pennies.
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Learn about me, my collection, how I got started colleting, and where I can see my collection going in the future. I also detail why I decided to make this site, and provide a means for you to contact me.
About Myself and i64X.com
I've been playing video games all my life. Some of the fondest memories of my youth revolve around my brothers and I playing our NES, the first game console we owned. The NES eventually was complimented by the Super NES, Sega Genesis, and other consoles throughout the years. Aside from some expensive oddities like the 3DO and the Neo Geo AES, there hasn't really been a major console that I haven't owned at one time or another. Although I own all three of the current gen consoles, all but a handful of my favorite games were released for consoles between and including the NES and the Sega Dreamcast.
Shortly after I graduated high school in 2001, I moved out of my parents' house and sold all of my games and game consoles on eBay... something I'll always regret. Throughout the 2000's I gamed "casually," and eventually decided that although some of the audio and visual effects that can be achieved with modern hardware are nothing short of stunning, I for some reason always found more enjoyment in playing classic games.
After discovering a local used vintage/classic video game store, Epic Electronics and Games, my love for collecting classic gaming systems was again realized and in late 2010 I began collecting again. It began with NES games, most of which are fairly cheap and all of which are fun to collect. Even with NES ROMs being readily available online, I still found it more enjoyable to play the classics on a real console, with real Nintendo branded controllers and accessories. My NES collection grew very quickly, and from there I started branching out and collecting other systems.
Lately, I have been colleting a lot of Sega items. Even though my roots are with the NES, Sega is a very interesting company with a very rich history. Naturally, the collector in me is very intrigued with the interesting history of the items I collect. Segagaga is an excellent example of something that I never knew existed, learned the history, and then absolutely had to have. Some items, like Segagaga, aren't very easy to find, and when a good example is found it can be very expensive.
After colleting a few items like this, I decided that it may be a good idea to use i64X.com to share these items and their history with the world. That's not to say that every item on this site is going to be rare and expensive, rather the goal will be to share as much information and as many high quality photos of the items I review as possible, so that other collectors and enthusiasts will be able to benefit from this information.
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If you would like me to do a hardware review for the site, requests are welcome. I prefer to actually own the hardware that I'm reviewing, because I like to take a lot of detailed pictures. If you have something you would like to donate to me and/or the site for review, feel free to contact me and we can organize a shipping arrangement. I will try to respond to all email as soon as possible.
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Midwest Gaming Classic 2013
AV Famicom (HVC-101)
Midwest Gaming Classic 2012
Sega Genesis 6-button Joystick
Sega Genesis 3-button Joystick
SNES Super Advantage Joystick
The History of Sega Part IV
The History of Sega Part III
The History of Sega Part II
The History of Sega Part I
Vintage Console Spotlight
The Sega Mark III was only released in Japan. It is Sega's third major console release after the SG-1000 and the SG-1000 Mark II. The console would later see a re-incarnation as the Sega Master System. In this article I explore the Mark III hardware.