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[1 Aug 2013 | 5 Comments | 17,760 views]
Retron 5 draws a competitor

So far this year, Nintendo has replaced its Wii console with the Wii U and we know a couple of other major consoles are on their way — the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony Playstation 4. Ah, but what of people who still love those old eight and 16-bit games?
Well, 2013 is bringing some systems for them, too. We’ve already reported on the forthcoming Hyperkin Retron 5 which may be out later this summer and available for $100 or less. That one will come equipped with five cartridge slots …

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[9 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 7,474 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 | 7,424 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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[9 May 2013 | One Comment | 4,377 views]
Awesome Site of the Week: ‘The Video Game Critic’

It’s recently come to my attention that some people in the world don’t stay glued to First Arkansas News. Indeed, it would seem the Internet is about a whole lot more than just this site. While that is a blow (heck, an outright kick) to the old ego, we’re more than willing to roll with the punches over here.
To that end, it’s time to start a new series — Awesome Site of the Week. Consider this series to be a guide — something you can rely on to tell you …

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[10 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 2,511 views]
OVGE 2012 set for June 16 in Tulsa

The Oklahoma Video Game Exhibition (OVGE) debuted in Tulsa in 2003 and it’s set coming again to that city on June 16.
The event, as always, will center on vintage video games, classic computers, standup arcade consoles from the golden age of arcades and even a pinball machine or two. Jesse Hardesty started the OVGE after noticing there were plenty of classic game expos on the East and West coasts and in Las Vegas, but few such gatherings in the southwest. Rather than waiting for someone to start an event dedicated …

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[2 May 2011 | No Comment | 4,675 views]
How’d those Razorbacks do in the NFL draft?

The NFL draft has ended so the time is right to make a record of which Arkansas Razorbacks players went where and in which rounds.
First of all, there’s the highly-touted Ryan Mallett. The quarterback opted to turn pro rather than spending his senior year at Arkansas. While a lot of us in the Natural State hoped he would stick around for another year and set a few more school records, it’s hard to blame him for moving on to the NFL.
Initially, there was a lot of speculation that Mallett would …

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[17 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,143 views]
Week in Review — April 11-17

It was a busy week, for sure and certain, and we had an anniversary, too.
Yes, First Arkansas News turned one-year-old on April 16. What’s next for us? There are a lot of things in the work and we’ll announce them as they pan out. Stay tuned, and thanks to everyone who has made this site a regular stop.
Of course, we know full well that some folks don’t make it by here as much as they want. Life gets busy, after all, and that’s just how it goes. So, we’ve made …

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[25 Dec 2010 | 6 Comments | 4,320 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 …

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[9 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 3,972 views]
A new, portable Genesis for less than $40?

Ah, the good old Sega Genesis.
What a great system. Click here to read more about it.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to take that old system on the road and play those great 16-bit titles? Sega did make that dream possible in 1995 with the release of the Sega Nomad in 1995, but there are a couple of problems with that system of which anyone shopping for one needs to be aware.
First of all, the Nomad came out near the end of the Genesis’ life, thus making the system …

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[3 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | 4,878 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 …