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Picking up the pieces

For those who may not read this blog often, allow me a moment to explain the real purpose behind this site. On the surface, it appears to be a simple game review/geek culture blog. But in reality it’s a very personal pet project of mine. As a child growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, […]

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Retro Sensei | Tech

Tech: My Tech Picks (Early 2016)

Since my recent posts about tech and operating systems, I thought it might be fun to elaborate on my personal tech choices. So, for those who might be curious, as of January 2016, this is what I use: Computer Platform:  Windows PC – Even though I have nothing but great things to say about Apple […]

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Updates: Fall 2015

Hello readers. I wanted to take a few moments to provide some updates regarding that status of this little blog of mine. First, I’m sad to announce a temporary hiatus in regards to the RetroSensei Podcast. Recently, I experienced some plumbing problems in my home that did great damage to a large part of my […]

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Update: Final Fantasy Initiative

Just a brief update regarding the my Final Fantasy playthrough initiative.  So far on this site, I’ve played and reviewed every game in the series from the original Final Fantasy all the way to Final Fantasy XI (and it’s expansions). This brings us to Final Fantasy XII. Now, I started playing this title on my […]

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RetroSensei

Hello. This is the very first “original” post on the new site: RetroSensei.com. Some of you may have been followers from the previous “8bit Wizard” blog hosted on Google’s blogger service, so please allow to explain the reason for the transition. I started the 8bitwizard.blogspot.com site back in 2012 as a place to blog about my […]

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Blog Update & The Final Fantasy Initiative

Today, I’m going to take a moment to declare my intention to temporarily refocus my game playing agenda for the purposes of this blog. I started this blog to share my love of video games and the nostalgia that I feel when I think about my youth. It didn’t take long for me to learn […]

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Retro Sensei | Seasonal

October is coming…

Autumn is here! This is probably my favorite time of year. I love the crisp air, the falling leaves, the pumpkin spice everything… I also like spooky things. Creepy stories, scary movies and of course horror games. Last year was a bit lacksluster on the blog here. For October I played and reviewed Blood and […]

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House Cleaning – Looking towards 2014

As the year rapidly comes to a close, I’ve taken a little time to do some major housekeeping on this blog. First, I’ve eliminated some of the silly review designations (Retro review, catch-up review) – I decided that a game review is a game review regardless of how old or new the specific title is. […]

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Music | Nerds and Geeks | Retro Sensei

Distant Worlds

As many of my readers might know, I am a rabid Final Fantasy fan. I’ve played nearly every title in the main series as well as several of the offshoots. One of my favorite aspects of these games is the wonderful music that is featured in them. Being the collector that I am, I have […]

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Castlevania Playthrough Update

Well, it’s Halloween. I think now its obvious that I’m not going to meet my goal of playing through every legacy Castlevania title before the end of the day. But, I gave it a good shot! I’m almost finished with Curse of Darkness. After which, I have two more DS titles and a Wii game. […]

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