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[4 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 24,851 views]
No, the BBS is not extinct

If you know what a BBS (bulletin board system) is, then you’ve been geeking it up with computers for a long time. Although the advent of the Internet all but ended the old BBS days, those are still around and allowing users to send messages, download files and play those charmingly retro games.
Before getting into how you can easily access any BBS you can think of through your Internet connection, it’s important to take a brief look at the history of those systems and why they became popular.
For the uninitiated, …

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[26 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,355 views]
The week in review

So, did everyone have a good Christmas? Was Santa good to everyone?
We at First Arkansas News sure hope so and well understand that the festivities of the season may have kept some people from checking in here and picking up the latest news. In case you missed anything, we’ve provided this handy review of the stories we’ve had for the past week. Yay!
Before getting into that, however, it’s time to plug the easy ways to keep up with this little site. We’ve got email updates, an RSS feed and new …

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[3 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | 4,879 views]
Sega Genesis — kicking off the 16-bit wars

Ah, the famed  Sega Genesis — the system that challenged the formidable Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and ushered in the 16-bit console gaming era in earnest.
By the time the Genesis arrived on the North American scene in 1989 (it was released as the Mega Drive in Japan in 1988), the Nintendo Entertainment System had been around for four years and was starting to show its age. The company did try to take a run at the NES with the Sega Master System, but didn’t achieve much success — Nintendo was …