‘Famicom’ Tag Archive

September 2, 2019

Family BASIC in 2019

In preparation for an article I'm writing on hobbyist Japanese Famicom programmers in the 80s, I've spent the past few days diving into a quirky ...

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April 28, 2013

Spatial Vectors in Videogame Design: Part I

A design study Poring over NES and Famicom games for the past year and a half has led to a lot of thinking about game design ...

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June 15, 2012

Dendy: The Unofficial Official Famicom of Russia

In Soviet Russia, Famicom plays you. Most avid fans of the Nintendo Entertainment System know a bit about its international lineage. The console released in late ...

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February 12, 2012

Whence Came the Famicom’s Brain?

The MOS Technology 6502 was a landmark microprocessor. It was powerful, easy to program, and cheap, debuting for an astounding $25 in 1975. In its ...

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January 2, 2012

‘TV Game System Having Reduced Memory Needs’

A Lengthy Tour of NES Patents If you've ever seen a Famicom alongside an NES, you might be shocked that they're the same system. The NES's ...

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