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[23 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,146 views]
Week in Review (June 16-22)

Miss an article or two this week? That would be a shame, but don’t worry as there’s a convenient problem to that solution — in this handy article, you’ll find links to all the posts from the past week.
And there were, indeed, a lot of articles from the past week. Why, we covered everything from a handy tip for people who switch from their iPhones to something else and find they can’t receive texts to a few details about an accomplished guitar teacher in Benton. It was, as usual, a …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, Technology »

[20 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 6,862 views]
Microsoft caving to public pressure on Xbox One?

Editor’s Note: If you find the following post pointless, blame the 16-year-old son of First Arkansas News Owner/Editor Ethan C. Nobles. All will be explained. Promise.
For the past couple of weeks, the folks at Sony have had a lot of fun ridiculing the Xbox One following Microsoft’s announcement that its upcoming console would have to call home every 24 hours to keep working and that game rentals and resells would be a thing of the past.
By the way, the official nickname for the Xbox One will be the “Xbone” if …

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[26 May 2013 | No Comment | 3,533 views]
Week in Review (May 16-25)

We haven’t posted a Week in Review here at First Arkansas News for some time, but it’s time we did. Why? There’s a lot going on during the week these days and we’d hate for anyone to miss something important. So, click the links below to find a story or two that you might have missed. Check back every Sunday for a summation of the prior week’s stories so you can stay informed (or, at least, get a handle on what exactly we’re doing around here).
* Creating Obstacles — Pastor …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, Technology »

[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 …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, Technology »

[22 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,222 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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[16 May 2013 | One Comment | 3,504 views]
Microsoft to reveal future of Xbox on May 21

Get ready, game fans — the Xbox 720 (or whatever Microsoft decides to call it) will be revealed on May 21 at 10 a.m. PDT (that’s high noon here in Arkansas). The event will be broadcast on Spike TV, Xbox Live and Xbox.com, according to an email Microsoft sent around today and a special page set up to get everyone all hot and bothered about the announcement. If you want to follow all the fun on Twitter via the easy-to-remember #XboxReveal hashtag (have a look — the comments over there …

Arts & Entertainment, Awesome Site of the Week, Retrogaming, Technology »

[9 May 2013 | One Comment | 4,280 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 …

Retrogaming, Technology »

[14 Jan 2011 | 11 Comments | 3,144 views]
PlayStation — Sony becomes a contender

Remember when the original PlayStation was released in the United States back in 1995?
The system went from a new, shiny thing released by Sony — a relative newcomer to the video game industry — to the console that was all over the place, outselling the Sega Saturn, giving Nintendo fits and rendering the Atari Jaguar all but irrelevant. Sony didn’t just wind up as a major player in the video game industry because the PlayStation (also called the PS or PS1) had been under development for some time.
The story of …

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? …

Features and such, Retrogaming, Technology »

[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 …