[RetroPicks] An horde of old computers!


Hello guys, Some time ago I went down to my parents home for a weekend and I decided to go and visit an old family friend who runs the Public Assistance service in town. I’ve been a volounteer there back then and even like 10 years ago I remember there was a room packed with…

[RetroPicks] Another step forward in my collection


Hello guys, I’ve been buying a lot of NES games lately. For the moment I’m lucky because I’m building the base of my collection: cheap and common titles that stand in every collector vault, even if probably they don’t like them. I think this good days will end soon because I’m running out of cheap…

[RetroPicks] Game Gear


Hello guys, A few weeks ago, while I was in Mantova with my girlfriend I decided to check a few hock shops in town to see if there was something interesting. Unfortunately these kind of shops in Italy don’t offer great deals because all the people give their things away for the second hand markets…

[RetroPicks] Sega stuff


Hello guys! I can’t wait no more to tell you about the juicy bunch of games I’ve bought for my SEGA consoles, the Master System and the Mega Drive! Since I’ve always been a Nintendo boy, having owned as a kid a NES and a Game&Watch, now that I’m grown up I thought it could…

[RetroPicks] Master System, Master Race


Hello guys, Some times ago I stumbled upon some interesting auctions on Sega Master System games. It were some of these 1$ auction with no reserve price and with cheap shipping costs so I tried to get as many games as I could. After four days of bidding, as you can imagine I’ve lost many…

[RetroPicks] It’s wedNESday!


Hello guys, Maybe you remember two weeks ago I posted an article regarding my last purchase of Nintendo games, some for NES, some for SNES and some for N64. Well Nintendo got me again and I managed to find other cartridges, this time only for NES, all in good shape and at rather good prices….

[RetroPicks] Finally, finally, FINALLY I have a Speccy!!!


Hello guys, I can’t contain my joy since eventually now I’m in the club of the proud owners of a ZX Spectrum! 😀 😀 😀 Finally Sir Clive’s computer now have his own space in my collection. It was a long, relentless and sometimes exhausting research, something whose roots go back when I was 5…

[RetroPicks] Nintendo stuff


Hi guys! A few days ago I decided to expand a bit my collection of Nintendo games and I’ve bought some cartridges I’ve found at a good price sold by a fistful of trusted eBay sellers. Since I’m lacking NES games, apart from the few I still have bought by my parents like 17-or-so years…

[RetroPicks] The newcomers!


Hello guys, Some times ago I had the opportunity to fatten my game collection with some successful auction on eBay from one of my trusted seller. Differently from the last times I haven’t focused on Atari (even because there weren’t games on auction 🙂 ) but, since I’ve just bought a Mega Drive and a…

[RetroPicks] A bit of Mega Drive and a bit of Master System


Hello guys, It’s been a while since I’ve tried (unsuccesfully) to buy a SEGA Master System (obviously the first model) which is one of the the old home consoles still missing in my collection among the major ones, namely NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube on Nintendo side, Master System, Mega Drive, Saturn and Dreamcast on SEGA side…

[RetroPicks] Gifts from London!


Hello guys, As you may know a couple of weeks ago I’ve been to London with my girlfriend. Finally we had the possibility to visit the city and luckily we had five sunny and hot days and I had the possibility to attend the London Gaming Market that was exactly in the same hotel where…

[RetroPicks] Little but good


Hello guys, Following my purchase of a great Atari 2600 I started to wander around the internet and second hands shop looking for some good game to add to my collection. I wasn’t looking for something specific, but something that was at least nice to see and with a good story or, in alternative, a real…