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[16 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,560 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 …

Retrogaming, Technology »

[22 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 7,540 views]
Game Boy — Nintendo dominates the portable market

Every video game fan who was around in the mid-1980s knows Nintendo’s story very well.
A good number of people figured the console industry was pretty well dead thanks to a number of events. There was the so-called Video Game Crash of 1983 and the rise of personal computers that could handle games quite well available at price points that made them attractive to millions of people who couldn’t afford them in the past.
Industry giant Atari was on the ropes while competitors such as Coleco, Mattel and Magnavox were backing out …

Retrogaming, Technology »

[21 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | 3,582 views]
ColecoVision — finally bringing the arcade home?

One of the things that drove home video console sales was the availability of hit arcade games translations.
While the Atari 2600 thrived on solid translations of games such as Asteroids, Frogger, Missile Command and Space Invaders, there was no denying that the graphics of those home versions were well behind what players had come to expect in the arcades.
By 1982, that had started to change. Personal computers were becoming more common and systems such as the Apple II, Atari 400/800, Commodore 64 and TRS-80 Color Computer were capable of providing …