Clockwork PI

GameShell is the a modular, portable game console with a GNU/Linux embedded operating system. It allows you to play thousands of classic games from Atari, GB, GBA, NES, SNES and many of history’s greatest consoles. GameShell supports programming languages like C, Python, Lua, and LISP.

Such an awesome little device …


This was a fun project to get some old school retro apps installed and running on RetroPi, it was pretty easy to setup and within no time I was playing Super Mario with my kids on a controller.

This is the basic overview of how I got it setup and started:

  • Download Balena Etcher
  • Download RetroPi
  • Install onto Micro SD Card using Balena Etcher
  • Add Keyboard/SD/Power/HDMI
  • Enable SSH
  • Use Filezilla to copy games to folders

Eastern Dirt Article: MX vs ATV Reflex Game Review

Games have come along way since my all time favorite Excite Bike on the NES but with today’s consoles pushing out more power than your moms microwave, there is no wonder companies like THQ are coming up with awe inspiring graphics, excitement and realism while being so immersive.

Like many of you I’m sure, I have spent countless hours playing the demo of MX vs ATV reflex. I know Sugar Ridge better than my local track and even started dreaming about nailing the elusive quad after the rolling whoops. When I finally received the final version I was excited to get to play a couple more tracks and get online to battle some of my moto rivals. The first part happened but second fell well short, but more on that in a minute. read more

List: Games Played

A list of games I dedicated time to playing and enjoyed. Out of all of them, the I probably spent the most time on Tetris (mainly on NES) but also Gameboy when traveling.

1991Nintendo NESTetrisSpent the most of my childhood playing this.
1991Nintendo NESSuper Mario Bros
1991Nintendo NESNintendo NES – Super Mario Bros 3Dulcie bought the game for the family!
1993GameboySuper Mario 3
1992PCPrince of Persia
1993PCLeisure Suit Larry 3
1996PCDuke Nukem 3D
1995PCMystOne of my favorites
1999PCUnreal TournamentPort Elizabeth Technikon LAN
1999PCQuakePort Elizabeth Technikon LAN
2000PCColin McRae RallyLogitech Pedals and Wheel
1998PCMotocross Madness 1
2000PCMotocross Madness 2
2000PCRe-Volt RC
2018PCPlayer Unknown: BattlegroundFirst modern game