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[16 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,522 views]
Week in Review (June 9-15)

First off, happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Make your kids be nice to you for a change if you, indeed, have that much authority.
Second, we’ve had a busy week (as usual) here at First Arkansas News and would have for our tens of fans to miss out on anything. To that end, we’re doing our weekly thing of posting links to everything that’s been posted in the past week for your clicking pleasure. Yes, we wrote about everything from crepe myrtle thieves in Benton to the …

Arts & Entertainment, Modern Audio Theater, Wikipedia Brown »

[10 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,978 views]
Wikipedia Brown: ‘The Case of the Swiped Shoe’ (Part 1 of 3)

Episode 1 in the serialized adventures of Wikipedia Brown is complete and you’ll find the entire series here. Now that Episode 1 is complete, it’s time to move on to Episode 2, Wikipedia Brown and the Case of the Swiped Shoe. Of course, all of these fine works of fiction were meant to be recorded and listened to rather than read. Only one episode was produced, and you’ll find that here.
 At any rate, on to the Swiped Shoe episode. The script was by First Arkansas News owner/editor Ethan C. Nobles …

Arts & Entertainment, Awesome Site of the Week, Retrogaming, Technology »

[9 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 7,365 views]
Awesome Site of the Week: AtariAge

Let’s get to the bottom line first — AtariAge.com is the destination for any fan of classic or modern video games. Yes, the title of the site suggests that it caters to only the Atari, but that’s not the case at all.
AtariAge, in a nutshell, is a forum where fans of all video games can get together and discuss their favorite systems, a place where one can find newly developed games for their favorite classic systems and a news source for anything having to do with gaming. It is, in …

Features and such, Week in Review »

[9 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,534 views]
Week in Review (June 2-8)

It was, as usual, a busy week here at First Arkansas News. We learned about the perils of moving a yard in Arkansas, innovation in the Natural State, discussed Wal-Mart and its “buy American/hire veterans” initiative the fact that bulletin board systems (BBS) are still alive although the Internet made dialing into local services obsolete, etc.
It would be a tragedy if our tens of fans missed a single thing that was posted in the past week. To avoid such unspeakable tragedy, then, we’ve made it easy to catch up on …

Arts & Entertainment, Events, Retrogaming, Technology »

[7 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,939 views]
Oklahoma Video Game Exhibition set for Sept. 21

Get ready classic video game fans — the 10th Oklahoma Video Game Exhibition (OVGE) is set for Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SpiritBank Event Center at 10441 South Regal Blvd. in Tulsa.
“Before the OVGE, people from the surrounding states had to travel across the country for events such as this,” Jesse Hardesty, founder and organizer of the OVGE, said in a news release. “And since the OVGE first began back in September of 2003, we have inspired many other retro conventions in the surrounding areas.”
In …

Arts & Entertainment, Awesome Site of the Week, Retrogaming, Technology »

[9 May 2013 | One Comment | 4,330 views]
Awesome Site of the Week: ‘The Video Game Critic’

It’s recently come to my attention that some people in the world don’t stay glued to First Arkansas News. Indeed, it would seem the Internet is about a whole lot more than just this site. While that is a blow (heck, an outright kick) to the old ego, we’re more than willing to roll with the punches over here.
To that end, it’s time to start a new series — Awesome Site of the Week. Consider this series to be a guide — something you can rely on to tell you …

Arts & Entertainment, Events, Retrogaming, Technology »

[10 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 2,478 views]
OVGE 2012 set for June 16 in Tulsa

The Oklahoma Video Game Exhibition (OVGE) debuted in Tulsa in 2003 and it’s set coming again to that city on June 16.
The event, as always, will center on vintage video games, classic computers, standup arcade consoles from the golden age of arcades and even a pinball machine or two. Jesse Hardesty started the OVGE after noticing there were plenty of classic game expos on the East and West coasts and in Las Vegas, but few such gatherings in the southwest. Rather than waiting for someone to start an event dedicated …

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[11 May 2011 | One Comment | 4,305 views]
What’s Nolan Bushnell up to these days?

It seems that Nolan Bushnell makes a habit of popping up fairly regularly with a new project. The latest project in which Bushnell is involved is Anti-AgingGames.com, a Los Angeles company that launched just Wednesday for the purpose of providing stimulating games to healthy adults who are over the age of 35-years-old in hopes of helping them stay mentally sharp and alert.
Bushnell first made headlines when he co-founded Atari Inc., launched the coin operated video game industry in 1972 with the release of Pong and helped start the home video …

Retrogaming, Technology »

[12 Apr 2011 | 3 Comments | 4,663 views]
Jerry Lawson, video game pioneer, dies at 70

Gerald A. “Jerry” Lawson died on April 9 at the age of 70-years-old in Santa Clara, Calif.
Who was Lawson? Let’s put it this way — if you’ve played and enjoyed a video game in the past four decades, you likely owe him at least a small “thank you” for his work in that field. Yes, Lawson led the team that developed the Fairchild Channel F console, which was released in 1976 and was the first system on the market that used cartridges. We all know what happened next — the …

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[23 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,047 views]
Week in review (1/16-1/22)

It’s been quite a week here at First Arkansas News and we’re well aware that a lot of our readers were likely busy, too.
For those wanting to play a little catch up, we’ve got you covered — just click on the below stories to see what you might have missed over the past few days.
Yes, we are in the habit of posting these “week in review” articles and we hope that makes it easy for some people to keep up with us. However, there are better ways to follow the …