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[24 May 2013 | 24 Comments | 6,085 views]
For now, the Xbox One looks … weird

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about the somewhat limited unveiling of the Xbox One. Yes, Microsoft is coming out with a new game console sometime this year and managed to leave a lot of questions unanswered about what, exactly, this new critter will be.
Our millions (thousands? hundreds? tens?) of fans will no doubt remember when we selected The Video Game Critic as our Awesome Site of the Week. There was a good reason for that –heading over there is where anyone with questions about video games past …

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[26 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | 8,693 views]
Nintendo Entertainment System — revitalizing the console market

Following the Video Game Crash of 1983, people had pretty much written off the console gaming market.
Well, they wrote it off in North America, at least. In Japan, the industry was still booming and Nintendo was leading the pack with its Family Computer (Famicom) system.
Nintendo wanted to release the Famicom in the United States, but was reluctant to compete toe-to-toe with Atari. The company engaged in negotiations to release a redesigned Famicom as an Atari unit, but the parties never reached an agreement.
Nintendo went ahead with a redesign and released …

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[9 May 2010 | 5 Comments | 15,182 views]
Help! My HDTV set hates my classic video game console!

Just ask any fan of classic video game consoles out there — getting those vintage systems to communicate with new HDTV sets can be a chore.
Oddly, that Atari 2600 looks OK on those snazzy, new sets but a lot of other systems look, well, bad.
Dave Mrozek, a computer programmer, established the Video Game Critic about 10 years ago and has written about 3,500 video game reviews on that site over the past decade. He’s a self proclaimed fan of systems from the Atari 2600 all the way through the Nintendo …