Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Happy Birthday Racketboy!


It was recently brought to my attention by the saintly Gnome, that one of my favourite sites, "Retro Gaming With Racketboy" had reached its third anniversary. Three solid years, of providing the gaming community with excellent advice on the joys of those systems that had preceded the current gen.

This advice, either appeals to those who were unaware of the validity of Retro Gaming as a worthwhile past time, or to those like myself, who recognise the value of older games due to a longstanding experience of gaming over many consoles/years.

For me, gaming as a medium can be compared to film or music. Although producing film or music may have been benefited by the advances of technology, "ancient" examples of both genres still stand up against their contemporaries today.

If you dig the White Stripes, check out Led Zeppelin. Oasis? Try The Beatles! The artists that used eight track studios, still produced valid pieces that stand up to later material produced with digital recording. Therefore the basic message is that new does not necessarily equal better!



OK back to gaming. The rise of down loadable retro games, be that XBox Live for the 360, or Virtual Console for the Wii, is an economic recognition (by Microsoft and Nintendo) of the merit of retro games in the face of current gen titles.

What Racketboy has (and still continues to) facilitate for us, is that fact, from the start of his esteemed blog to the present. A down to earth guide for those in the know, and those of us wishing to find out more.

What Racketboy does with style in abundance, is map out those games that are relevent in today's climate; which stand up as quality games today. Thus he illuminates and expands the current gamers repertoire, whilst guiding the choices of retro lovers like myself, highlighting classics which all of us may have missed!



Therefore my classic Racketboy post has to be this... The Best Saturn Titles For Today!

And BTW! I've come at this from a Saturn lovers point of view... If I'm honest, I'd have to acknowledge his love for the Dreamcast as being my first inspiration! With this particular post...




I'm not in this particular venture to win a prize! I'm here to acknowledge the contribution that Racketboy has made to gaming. There is so much more to say, but I don't want to dilute this post by waffling! Therefore, its enough to say Racketboy we salute you! For more on my love for the man and his site, look here..

12 comments:

NebachadnezzaR said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Racketboy...

Happy birthday to you!

Being one of my favourite blogs, i salute you racketboy for helping me keep my old-school gaming lifestyle up to date.

Father K, i think your in for that robot game :D

gnome said...

Happy Birthday indeed!

Thanks for the mention too Father, but Oasis? Meh... Couldn't even stand a concert I went to for free...

mikey4u1984 said...

talking about retro music, I just bought a cassette deck so I can listen to a tape that I had from when I was a kid, no one owned a cassette player so I was forced to buying one just to listen to one tape :/

Creedance Clearwater Revival RULES!

Porroe said...

Damn, I always forget birthdays, but congrats indeed, I usually hang in the forums there.

fatherkrishna said...

Nebacha! It would be a nice bonus, there are not a lot of contributions so far so who knows?

Gnome! Oasis rock and one day I'll prove it to you... ;)

Mikey! There's a bad moon rising!

Porroe! Good to see you here!

NebachadnezzaR said...

I was preparing to make another post when i noticed something. It's not just racketboy that has a reason to celebrate, for the last post is, if i'm not mistaken, post number 100!

Congratulations Father! :D

fatherkrishna said...

It is? Excellent! *Cracks champagne!* :)

gnome said...

Sorry Father, besides their first LP, I just can't stand them...

(drinks champagne)

The Elderly said...

100 posts?...... (drags in crates of beer and lap dancers.....)....

fatherkrishna said...

What? You can get crates of lap dancers now? Right order another two?

Elderly your a good'un! The band should be arriving any minute now...

Ladies and Gentlemen! Here's the band...

Its a favourite of mine, they're from Manchester and they're called Oas...

*FK notices Gnome glaring with folded arms...*

(Look sorry Liam, apologies Noel, but I'll have to cancel you... Yeah sorry lads, the gigs over...)

NebachadnezzaR said...

Call Iron Maiden instead ;) (my favourite band, in case you didn't know)

racketboy said...

Father K, you are the winner of the contest!

Contact me via email and send me your mailing address and I'll pass it on to the game publisher!