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[29 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,645 views]
Need a new system for those NES and SNES games?

There’s a problem inherent in retrogaming — those old systems do tend to wear out over time, don’t they?
What can you do? You can, of course, head to eBay and replace a broken system, or you could buy something that’s new that emulates an older console.
A lot of companies make those new system that play old games, but how well do they actually work? The prices on them tend to be low, but not so low that you’re willing to throw away some cash on a piece of junk, right? …

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[28 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,949 views]
Atari 7800 — playing second fiddle to the NES

As any gaming enthusiast who was around in the early 1980s knows, Atari’s star faded during the Video Game Crash of 1983.
To figure out just where Atari stood after the aforementioned crash, it’s important to understand a bit of history about the company. Atari was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney and then sold to Warner Communications in 1976. Warner made a ton of cash off its Atari brand until the bottom dropped out of the console gaming market.
Warner decided to keep the arcade gaming division of …

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[26 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | 8,866 views]
Nintendo Entertainment System — revitalizing the console market

Following the Video Game Crash of 1983, people had pretty much written off the console gaming market.
Well, they wrote it off in North America, at least. In Japan, the industry was still booming and Nintendo was leading the pack with its Family Computer (Famicom) system.
Nintendo wanted to release the Famicom in the United States, but was reluctant to compete toe-to-toe with Atari. The company engaged in negotiations to release a redesigned Famicom as an Atari unit, but the parties never reached an agreement.
Nintendo went ahead with a redesign and released …