Friday, January 25, 2013

Chad'z Nintendo Collection (2013)

I was a huge Nintendo NES fan as a kid and I never stopped playing it, even in high school, college or when I was in the navy. These aren't the same games I've had from my childhood. I've actually bought and sold several NES collections over the years, but once I got off active duty I really started to build it up again. I do have a few Super Nintendo games and even a couple N64 and GameBoy games (the original), but for me the 8-bit NES will always be my video game console of choice.

You can see a list of ALL my video games here:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B60VkTRaMtfudk8wSVo4UVoxT1k/edit

Monday, January 21, 2013

Arcadie | Chad'z Smartphone Accessories Reviews #3

Yet ANOTHER video game peripheral device for the iPhone (sorry, Android users). I got thinks on thinkgeek.com, though after doing some research it appears this is some sort of British invention and is mostly sold in the UK and Europe with only two online stores selling in America.

Anyway, it's MEANT to be a tiny little arcade cabinet and is obviously going for the retro feel by having old 1970s and 1980s arcade games (which are free) as their library. It should be noted that this ONLY plays their games and those games can ONLY be played using the Arcadie. Is it any good? Watch the review to find out.

Buy Arcadie here:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ef81/

Manufacturer's website:
http://arcadie-arcade.com/

Friday, January 18, 2013

Chad'z Atari 2600 Collection (2013)

It's been four years since I last showed you my collection of Atari 2600 (and a few 7800) games and console(s). Though it hasn't changed much since 2009, at least you'll get to see it in hi-def widescreen this time!

Here's a Google Doc list of all my games:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B60VkTRaMtfudU5hdjNhVWlodjQ/edit

Monday, January 14, 2013

Ion iCade Mobile | Chad'z Smartphone Accessories Reviews #2

I like to play video games on my phone, as I bet a lot of people do. The problem is it's hard to play action games since there's no control pad or buttons. Well with the Ion iCade Mobile that problem is solved (in theory, at least). I take a look at this device that essentially turns your smartphone into a PSP or other such portable gaming console.

Check out the list of all the compatible iCade games here:
http://www.ionaudio.com/products/icade-games

Friday, January 11, 2013

Chad'z Graphic Novel and Trade Paperback Collection (2013)

It's only been two and a half years since I last showed you this collection, but I thought it was worth an update video. I think I'm actually a bigger fan of comics in the graphic novel and TPB format than in individual monthly "floppies."

Here's a complete list of all my graphic novels and TPBs:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B60VkTRaMtfuNVdBZjhhRzVhM0k/edit

Monday, January 7, 2013

ThinkGeek's Joystick-It | Chad'z Smartphone Accessories Reviews #1

Welcome to the debut episode of "Chad'z Smartphone Accessories Reviews." On this show I'll be taking a journalistic/consumer reports approach and reviewing smartphone products to see if they're worth your money or not. I'm not giving 1-10 grades on this show; just thumbs up or down.

In this episode we look at the "Joystick-It Mobile Smartphone Arcade Stick" by ThinkGeek.com (available for sale here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e8f5/ )
This is something I've wanted for a long time in hopes it would make playing video games on my phone easier. But will it? Watch the review and find out!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

2013 vlog #1 | Welcome to 2013!

So it's a new year and I thought I'd bring you up to speed on what's happening with me. I talked about some of these things in the 2012 recap vlog, but in case you missed it you can hear it again now.

Here's what I discussed:
my personal blog at http://www.chadzadventures.com
my football predictions
Mahar's closed! read the story here:
http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2013/01/02/mahars-bumped-from-its-albany-location
and here
http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Mahar-s-marks-last-New-Year-s-Eve-in-Albany-4158403.php#ixzz2GgJ1h9MA

I'll be debuting a new show TOMORROW!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Chad'z Comic Book Collection (2013)


I last showed you my comic book collection in 2009, and I've gotten a TON of requests to make an updated video. Since it's a new year one of my resolutions was to re-make all these collection videos. So here you go: my complete COMIC BOOK collection.

NOTE: We'll do an entirely separate video just on the bookshelf full of graphic novels and trade paperbacks.

VIEW MY A LIST OF ALL MY COMICS HERE:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B60VkTRaMtfuaVc2SHlTZGE0Sm8

HOW TO ASSEMBLE COMIC BOOK DRAWER BOXES:
http://youtu.be/i_Xbk4HoFZ8

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Chad Tries.... the McDonald's "McManly" burger


What a way to start off the new year - by trying another do-it-yourself food combination at McDonald's! This particular item was recommended to me by youtuber "Graph180" so thanks man! I told my friend Chuck Miller about it and he said he wanted to try it with me. Chuck is the one that beat me to the "McLand, Sea & Air" burger and challenged me to try it.

As far as I can tell, the "McManly" is not as popular as the "McGangbang" and the other off-the-menu/do-it-yourself items, so perhaps Chuck and I will get the ball rolling on this one. The "rules" don't seem to be as clear cut as the other burgers so basically all you have to do is combine the McRib with any of the three McAngus burgers with a bed of fries between the meat patties.

I'm challenging Chuck Roland of Wreckless Eating and Brad Jones AKA "The Cinema Snob" to try this!

Check out Chuck Miller on the web here:
http://twitter.com/chuckthewriter
http://blog.timesunion.com/chuckmiller/
https://www.youtube.com/user/CBAMuseum

Here's Chuck's blog post about this event:
http://blog.timesunion.com/chuckmiller/the-mcmanly-sandwich-more-mcfrankenfoods/16903/