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[19 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 10,043 views]
Hyperkin announces Dec. 10 release date for Retron 5

At last, the folks at Hyperkin have broken their silence by announcing the Retron 5 will be released on Dec. 10 in the U.S. and Europe. We at First Arkansas News have waxed poetic about the Retron 5 since first learning of the existence of the game console this spring and did promise to mention when Hyperkin announced an official release date. So, there you have it.
What is the Retron 5? In a nutshell, it will cost $99.99 according to a press release from Hyperkin  and will feature five cartridge …

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[16 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,482 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 …

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[14 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,651 views]
Retron 5 powered by Android?

The lucky folks over at Engadget caught up with Hyperkin this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and reported that the Retron 5 sounds even better than it did when we at First Arkansas News wrote about it a few weeks ago.
For those unaware of the Hyperkin Retron 5, here’s a summary. The retro console boasts five cartridge slots and will play cartridges made for nine different systems — Nintendo Game Boy Advance (GBA), Sega Genesis, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Nintendo Famicom (Japanese), Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game boy …

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[9 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 7,244 views]
Awesome Site of the Week: AtariAge

Let’s get to the bottom line first — AtariAge.com is the destination for any fan of classic or modern video games. Yes, the title of the site suggests that it caters to only the Atari, but that’s not the case at all.
AtariAge, in a nutshell, is a forum where fans of all video games can get together and discuss their favorite systems, a place where one can find newly developed games for their favorite classic systems and a news source for anything having to do with gaming. It is, in …

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[25 May 2013 | One Comment | 7,213 views]
Will the RetroN 5 deliver what it promises?

Underwhelmed by the announcements of the Microsoft Xbox One, the Sony Playstation 4 and the already emerged Nintendo Wii U? Well, buck up, pilgrim — the forthcoming Hyperkin RetroN 5 may be just the thing to get you excited about a new console coming out this year.
What is the RetroN 5? Simply put, Hyperkin promises it’ll play a slew of classic games from Nintendo and Sega and address a major problem — those old games look great on the CRT sets for which they were designed, but look awful on …

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[1 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 9,721 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 | 8,302 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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[21 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 4,490 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 …

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[18 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | 5,527 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 …

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[9 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,396 views]
Week in review (1/3-1/8)

Hopefully the new year has been good to everyone so far.
Here at First Arkansas News we had some big stories last week. If you’ve missed some of it here’s your chance to catch up on the news and features we reported this week.
Remember, one of the fastest ways to keep up with the latest stories at this site is to simply subscribe to our email updates. Of course, we also offer visitors the convenience of subscribing to RSS feeds, following us on Twitter or keeping up with the site through …