‘Featured’ Category Archive


July 21, 2017

Bandai’s Joy Family

A Japanese toymaker's role in the history of board games If you played NES in the 80s, watched Power Rangers in the 90s, or dipped into ...

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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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