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[26 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,281 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 …

Retrogaming, Technology »

[25 Dec 2010 | 6 Comments | 4,253 views]
Super NES — a 16-bit classic

Every year around this time, it’s easy to start thinking of great video game systems of the past.
A lot of us who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s wished for, hoped for and asked Santa Claus to deliver the latest video game console on Christmas morning. Back in 1991, the Super Nintendo (also called the Super NES or SNES). That system came out in August 1991 as Nintendo really needed a console that would do two things — build on the success of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and …

Retrogaming, Technology »

[3 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | 4,699 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 …

Retrogaming, Technology »

[10 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,780 views]
Retrogaming in style with the Atari 2600

Yes the time has come to start up a series on those obsolete gaming consoles of which a number of us are still fond.
Why is now the time to start a series about those old machines that many of us grew up with and still enjoy? Well, let me tell you a little story. Last week, we got a copy of the fantastic Fable IIIfor the Xbox 360(and, yes, that fine RPG does live up to the hype). When you get a new game, what do you want to do? …