[RetroPicks] Haul of consoles!


Hello guys! Today I’d like to tell you about my last purchase. I’m very happy about it and I really couldn’t help but write about it. Every weekend in a range of 20-30 km from here they do some second hand markets and I really wanted to see one. I’ve been lucky to have sunday…

[RetroPicks] The Ghosts, the Goblins and the others


Hello guys, The NES is always on my mind and its games on top of my whishlist. That’s the reason why even this post will be focused on NES games, five to be precise. I’ve found them from one of my trusted sellers and, except for one, I’ve picked them up for a few euros….

[RetroPicks] A bit of everything


Hello guys, The monthly column Picks of the month has a bit overshadowed this one dedicated to my purchases. For sure it’s easyu for me to show you all at once month by month but sometimes I still need some time to double check what I’ve bought and to analyze a bit more in depth…

[Retropicks] Do you need a Flight Simulator for NES?


Hello guys, Maybe you should have understood it, but NES is my favourite console. That’s the reason why I always look for games for it and that’s the reason why my column RetroPicks is always full of NES cartridges. Even this time I have quite a treasure to talk about, not because the games are…

[RetroPicks] Philips VG 8020


Hello guys, You may rememeber some time ago I wrote a post about the bunch of dirty stuff I’ve found in an old container. Computers, parts, software, almost everything, but most of all filthy dirty things. One of the few things that wasn’t ready for the dump was the Philips VG-8020, one of the most…

[RetroPicks] Guess what’s the odd one out…


Hello guys, I’ve been buying a lot of NES games lately, European and American, since I’ve found a person that is selling imprted NTSC games that otherwise I wouldn’t find in Europe. All of them were rather common so this means that they were also cheap! 🙂 But there’s something more, as you can see…

[RetroPicks] Unexpected deals are the best deals!


Hello guys, You now I’m an eBay addicted and everyday I check patiently and carefull all the new ads to try to find good things at low prices. One of the searches I follow painstackingly is the one related to the NES world which is my undisguised love. However there is always someone who puts…

[RetroPicks] NES & SNES


Hello guys, In the last times I started to make some modifications and restoring of old consoles. Actually the few I made turned out to be good jobs so I got the idea to do this as a side project of blogging and collecting. For this reason I’m always looking for consoles to repair and…

[RetroPicks] CoolNESs!


Hello guys again, and welcome to my new post regarding some shopping I did some time ago. I’ve improved a lot my NES games collection, even if I’m far far away to have at least the mandatory games, but I surely have now more than what I had when I started. NES is my console of…

[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…