Some people go to charity shops, auctions, or eBay to find retro gear. I’ve had a bunch of it stashed away for years, waiting for the day when I eventually crack open the storage boxes and take a look.
Today, I pulled a few crates full of old tech out of my parents’ loft. Among them was a case stuffed with old computer and console gear. I filmed the video above as I opened the box, to give you a look at what was inside.
You can expect to see a VIC 20 (slightly the worse for wear; you’ll find out why in the video), a Nintendo 64, and an Ingersoll XK 600B TV games machine. This is essentially an early game console, with six built-in games, that runs on batteries.
Also in the box are a few games, along with a copy of The Hobbit – the volume that shipped with the 1984 text adventure game.
This isn’t the only box I have with old gear in it, so keep a look out for a follow up video in which I crack open some more retro gear from my parents loft. Don’t ask where I’m going to stick any of it.
Gaming since 1984, retro gaming since 2004. Contributes to Linux Format magazine and MakeUseOf.com.