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[13 May 2013 | No Comment | 6,393 views]
Awesome Site of the Week: Obsolete Technology Website

Welcome to the second installment of the First Arkansas News Awesome Site of the Week series. As the name implies, the goal here is to point out some great sites out there with which you might not be familiar but should be. No, you’ll not find any massively popular sites that everyone knows about, but you’ll find some that are fantastic and may have flown under the radar a bit. Oh, and we’ll post information about a new site every week (of course). Probably on Mondays, but don’t hold us …

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[25 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 4,771 views]
The Video Game Crash of 1983

The video game systems we’ve covered so far in our Retrogaming series here at First Arkansas News have been from the so-called second generation of video game consoles.
The second generation started in 1977 with the introduction of the Atari VCS (later called the Atari 2600). Other major second generation systems included the Bally Astrocade, Magnavox Odyssey 2, Mattel Intellivision, Emerson Arcadia 2001, Atari 5200, ColecoVision and the GCE Vectrex.
By 1984, Coleco, Magnavox and Mattel had left the video game industry, some minor publishers (Games by Apollo and U.S. Games) were …