‘Featured’ Category Archive


January 3, 2018

Epoch Electronic War Game: Battle of Dan-no-ura (1984)

Though most of my research into 1980s Japanese board games has focused on Bandai's prodigious output, they had several competitors in that era, including ...

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December 13, 2012

10 PRINT NES

Porting randomness The 10 PRINT book is now available for purchase and download. Its full title is a single line of BASIC code, written for ...

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March 24, 2012

Porting the Kill Screen

Dissecting the code behind an error The 2007 film King of Kong popularized much of the minutia of high-level arcade play. One scene showed underdog ...

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December 6, 2011

Tool-Assisted

Console Emulation and Platform Plasticity Since the early 1990s, a special subculture of play, called speedruns, has pushed the limits of videogame skill, performance, and technical ...

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