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[10 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 3,026 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 …

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[7 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 5,265 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 …

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[15 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | 5,823 views]
Magnavox Odyssey 2 — an ‘also-ran’ with a devoted fan base

Years ago, most kids my age in this town had a video game console of some sort.
The overwhelming majority of us in my neighborhood had Atari 2600s, but there was one fellow who had something completely different, — the Magnavox Odyssey 2. While I can’t honestly say any of us preferred the Odyssey 2 to our Ataris, that little Magnavox system had a lot going for it and provided hours of fun.
Still, Magnavox’s foray into the U.S. gaming market wasn’t entirely successful. It’s worth mentioning that that the Odyssey 2 …

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[13 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | 3,943 views]
Bally Astrocade — should have been a contender

What do you get when you put together a video game console with graphics and sound that were well ahead of what the Atari 2600 had to offer and one of the best controllers of any early gaming system?
You get the Bally Astrocade, a system that was released (sort of) in 1977 and had a lot going for it. If you just look at the specs, the system should have whipped the socks of the Atari, frankly — the CPU was faster, the graphics were sharper and even rivaled the …