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[20 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 6,865 views]
Microsoft caving to public pressure on Xbox One?

Editor’s Note: If you find the following post pointless, blame the 16-year-old son of First Arkansas News Owner/Editor Ethan C. Nobles. All will be explained. Promise.
For the past couple of weeks, the folks at Sony have had a lot of fun ridiculing the Xbox One following Microsoft’s announcement that its upcoming console would have to call home every 24 hours to keep working and that game rentals and resells would be a thing of the past.
By the way, the official nickname for the Xbox One will be the “Xbone” if …

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[22 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,226 views]
Xbox One unveiled — sort of

Microsoft, on Tuesday, mentioned a thing or two about its new console but left a lot of unanswered questions.
Here’s what is known about the new console. It is to be released this year and it is designed to integrate all of our television-related entertainment into one box. That aim gave rise to the name for the console — the Xbox One. We also know the thing is considerably larger than the current Xbox 360, comes bundled with an improved Kinect Sensor and it comes with some impressive specs — an …

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[16 May 2013 | One Comment | 3,509 views]
Microsoft to reveal future of Xbox on May 21

Get ready, game fans — the Xbox 720 (or whatever Microsoft decides to call it) will be revealed on May 21 at 10 a.m. PDT (that’s high noon here in Arkansas). The event will be broadcast on Spike TV, Xbox Live and Xbox.com, according to an email Microsoft sent around today and a special page set up to get everyone all hot and bothered about the announcement. If you want to follow all the fun on Twitter via the easy-to-remember #XboxReveal hashtag (have a look — the comments over there …

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[1 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 9,710 views]
Sega Dreamcast — why on earth did this fail?

The Sega Dreamcast is, quite simply, one of my favorite video game consoles produced.
When it came out in 1998, there was nothing that could touch it in terms of screen resolution, three-dimensional gaming and outright fun. By 2001, Sega had withdrawn from the North American console market entirely and has pretty well concentrated on software development for other systems since then.
So, what on earth happened to this great little console? To understand that, an understanding of video game history is in order.
The Sega Dreamcast was the first 128-bit system on …

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[26 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | 8,297 views]
Sega CD — good idea or a complete mess?

History has not been kind to the Sega CD add-on for the time-tested Genesis.
Some have pointed out the tons of shovelware available for the system, while others have acknowledged a lot of junk games were made for it but there are some classics buried in the library for the system. The Sega CD has been blamed for everything from ruining Sega’s future in the video game industry to be an absolute waste of money.
Regardless of what people think of the Sega CD, there are a few facts about the unit …

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[15 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,165 views]
Week in review (1/9-1/15)

It was quite a busy week here at First Arkansas News.
There was so much going on, in fact, that it wouldn’t be a surprise if some of our regular readers missed a thing or two. It’s a true shame to miss an article or two, so we’ve made it easy for people to keep up with the latest posts on this site. You can follow First Arkansas News through our RSS feed, on Facebook, through Twitter or through daily email updates (click the appropriate link to keep up through any …

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[14 Jan 2011 | 11 Comments | 3,152 views]
PlayStation — Sony becomes a contender

Remember when the original PlayStation was released in the United States back in 1995?
The system went from a new, shiny thing released by Sony — a relative newcomer to the video game industry — to the console that was all over the place, outselling the Sega Saturn, giving Nintendo fits and rendering the Atari Jaguar all but irrelevant. Sony didn’t just wind up as a major player in the video game industry because the PlayStation (also called the PS or PS1) had been under development for some time.
The story of …

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[9 May 2010 | 5 Comments | 15,199 views]
Help! My HDTV set hates my classic video game console!

Just ask any fan of classic video game consoles out there — getting those vintage systems to communicate with new HDTV sets can be a chore.
Oddly, that Atari 2600 looks OK on those snazzy, new sets but a lot of other systems look, well, bad.
Dave Mrozek, a computer programmer, established the Video Game Critic about 10 years ago and has written about 3,500 video game reviews on that site over the past decade. He’s a self proclaimed fan of systems from the Atari 2600 all the way through the Nintendo …