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November 18, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

I found this 2-in-1 Genesis/SNES Book, from Retro Gamer mag, at a local bookstore

I found this double book at a Barnes & Noble bookstore tonight. This is one of the many reasons I love dropping into local bookstores - you never know what gems you might find. I almost bought 2 of these before I realized both the Genesis and SNES info is combined in one volume.

I'm looking forward to reading it tonight. It seems to have a lot of good retro gaming stuff from several behind the scenes articles about epic series like Mega Man to top 25 game lists. It's fun to read through publications that focus on a single system. It's a nice change from the wider span of general gaming magazines on today's shelves.

Genesis/SNES book

Remember Next Generation magazine?

Next Generation magazine I'm not sure any mag will live up to Next Generation magazine in the 90's. There was something about that mag that really clicked with me. Each issue had something that intrigued me.

Today we focus on the big three manufacturers, but Next Generation was publishing during an era when consoles were being released fairly often - unlike the horrifically long 7th generation.

Another facet I enjoyed was their focus on the industry rather than on individual games. Next Generation began in January 1995 and went through several iterations before shuttering in January 2002. That time frame saw a lot of great consoles and games!

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