Pixel'd Insight

Pixel'd Insight

Your Guide to 8-Bit factoids, oddities and idiocy.
Sometimes you have to break things down to see the bigger picture. Other times you just have to break them.

The Sears Wish Book & Vintage Christmas Catalogs

The Seards Wishbook 1977

Each year the Sears Wish Book had everything a kid could want. Looking back on it today offers a nostalgic look at the history of being a kid at Christmas.

At 600+ pages, the Sears Wish Book contained everything I could imagine. I studied it and mastered it's contents. And dreamt of handheld electronic games, game consoles, play sets, and G.I. Joe.



Elf on the Shelf - Our Retro Gaming Console Warrior

Elf on the Shelf

You may have heard the tale of the Elf on the Shelf and his role in helping Santa Claus formulate his official Naughty or Nice list. We assure you that, like many tales, it holds little truth. This devious (and moderately creepy looking) elf rummages through your retro gaming hardware and repairs consoles that are not in proper working order. He also seems to play retro games well into the night.



Home Video Game Console Timeline

how old your favorite video game console today

A chronological gaming console guide displays the release dates for a wide variety of home game consoles and handhelds. Those we've photographed are linked to more info. Go ahead, answer the question:
How old is your favorite retro gaming console today?



Arcade Game Timeline

Match your milestones against our iconic arcade game timeline

The chronological arcade game guide displays the release dates for a wide variety of classic and newer arcade cabinets.
Align your milestones with iconic arcade games on our timeline.



Retro Gaming Preservation

Retro Gaming Preservation

Retro Gaming Preservation is extyremel imortant! YOU can help save game consoles, cartridges, and accessories by educating folks to not throw these amazing devices in the trash- even if they are broken. All retro gaming games and hardware are finite - no more will ever be produced!



Retro Gaming Infographics

Retro Gaming Infographic with infomodels

Our Retro Gaming Infographics cram an array of classic gaming info into disproportionately tall charts adorned with equally tall infomodels. You'll find console chronologies, statistics, pricing and various gaming comparisons.



The Game fortress - My son's two-story retro gaming bed-fort

The Game fortress - My son's 2-story retro gaming bed-fort

I built The Game Fortress based on a bunk bed idea, but offeres 2 distinct levels - one for sleeping and a larger cantilevered one above for playing video games and hanging out.

View our visual timeline of this indoor retro gaming construction project. Every kid wants a tree fort... only the chosen few get a Game Fortress!



The Atari Landfill, in the Alamogordo, NM, was excavated

Atari lanndfill dig Alamogordo, NM

The Atari Landfill Dig sought to confirm the rumors of a million Atari games buried in a New Mexico landfill in 1983. There were newspaper articles, from '83 and eyewitnesses, but no one seemed to have tangible proof. A Canadian company bought rights to excavate part of the landfill in search of Atari games. They found them!

See images from the site and a list of games they dug up!



Retro Gaming Quotes

Atari lanndfill dig Alamogordo, NM

Browse through our Retro Gaming Quotes for inspiration and a smile.



Video Game & Geek Culture Twitter Lists

Find out what video gaming's most ardent supporters are tweeting about these days

We maintain Video Game & Geek Culture Twitter Lists overflowing with info from all over the gaming industry and geek kingdom. It includes all sorts of folks from developers and retailers to gadget gurus, journalists and gaming fanatics.



Retro Video Game Trend Maps

Trend Maps: retro gaming trends and statistics with blatant disregard for truth or fact

How many million-dollar ideas are scrawled on bar napkins only to be thrown away in a drunken stupor? We always keep our scrawled-upon bar napkins just in case we sober up and discover we're really onto something big. We are committed to finding new ways to analyze and explain retro gaming trends and statistics with blatant disregard for truth or fact via our intricate Trend Maps.



Retro Gaming Factoids

Trend Maps: retro gaming trends and statistics with blatant disregard for truth or fact

If you haven't clicked on the randomized Random Facts carts at the bottom of each page, you may not have noticed they actually link to a list of all the factoids we've collected to date.



8-Bit Central Social Networks

Trend Maps: retro gaming trends and statistics with blatant disregard for truth or fact

The importance of social networks fluctuates a good deal. As one fades, another emerges dominant. Here are the 8-Bit Central Social Networks we are currently using.



A few of my published freelance articles

IBM Selectric Typewriter

I've had the opportunity to write a few freelance articles and wanted a place to keep track of the URLs. Take a look...


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