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[23 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,082 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 …

Retrogaming, Technology »

[21 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 4,597 views]
Sega Game Gear — great, but not quite great enough

You’ve got to give the folks at Sega credit — the company made an honorable attempt to compete toe-to-toe with Nintendo with the Game Gear.
The company just came up a bit short for a couple of reasons. For one thing, the Sega Game Gear featured the same Achille’s heel that crippled the Atari Lynx — terrible battery life. Yes, a Game Gear can suck the juice out of 6 “AA” batteries in five to six hours, and that’s downright pitiful compared to the original Game Boy, which went easy on …

Retrogaming, Technology »

[18 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | 5,666 views]
Atari Lynx — innovative design, color graphics, horrible battery life

When Atari officials announced the Lynx back in 1989, they must have thought they had the system that would reverse the company’s declining fortunes.
The Atari Lynx was, indeed, a very sophisticated portable gaming system when it was released (and, yes, it’s still a heck of a lot of fun). It was the first handheld to feature color graphics and up to 17 players could link the systems together through the ComLynx cable for multiplayer gaming on the road. Want another innovation? The system is ambidextrous — the “action buttons on …