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Holiday gift ideas for the retro gamer

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Bombarded by the bells and whistles of modern gaming, it can be nice to revisit simpler times.

At Game Over Videogames in Houston, shoppers can find a time portal to gaming's blocky, pixellated past.

Game Over's Brandon Boucher was kind enough to offer these gift ideas for all you holiday shopping procrastinators.

== Retron 3 ==

"This is a great way to save some money because for the price of one console you have the ability to play three console's worth of games: SNES, Sega Genesis and 8 Bit NES. Another benefit of this top seller is that it saves you space in your entertainment center and prevents the mess of video cables and power cables three systems can create. Two additional perks are its ability to accept original controllers from all three systems and its ability to play Super Famicom imports."

== The Retro Duo Portable ==

"This system is cool because it is both a home console and a handheld capable of playing both 8 Bit NES and 16 Bit SNES titles. On the go it uses a rechargeable battery and at home it plugs into the wall and the television where you will play it with actual controllers. 8 Bit play is made possible by an included adapter. Perfect for playing a longer game at work on your lunch break, saving it, and continuing it at home on the big TV."

== Obscure ==

"For the die hard and well initiated a shining example of the kind of obscure rarities we often see come through the store is the Phillips CDi system we currently have in stock. In addition to a library of educational titles you would expect to find in a 90's teacher laser disc library, this system also hosted 3 Zelda games widely considered awesome in a hilariously bad way by fans of the series."

Game Over Videogames - Houston is in the 3280 block of the Southwest Freeway, between Buffalo Speedway and Edloe.




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