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[22 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,256 views]
Xbox One unveiled — sort of

Microsoft, on Tuesday, mentioned a thing or two about its new console but left a lot of unanswered questions.
Here’s what is known about the new console. It is to be released this year and it is designed to integrate all of our television-related entertainment into one box. That aim gave rise to the name for the console — the Xbox One. We also know the thing is considerably larger than the current Xbox 360, comes bundled with an improved Kinect Sensor and it comes with some impressive specs — an …

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[26 Dec 2010 | 6 Comments | 8,394 views]
Microsoft Kinect — first impressions

Our kids must have been good this year because Santa brought them a Microsoft Kinect for Christmas.
The Kinect, of course, is Microsoft’s attempt to introduce that motion-based gaming that’s been enjoyed for years by people who own the Nintendo Wii. Apparently, the whole “jump around in front of the television to control the action” craze has gained in popularity. The Microsoft Xbox 360 has it now and the Sony Move controller makes it possible on the Playstation 3.
While I don’t have any comment on the Move because I don’t own …

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[25 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 4,712 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 …