‘history’ Tag Archive


December 19, 2016

The Future of Videogames, 1977

In January 1977, the Electronic Engineering Times organized a three-day gathering of designers, manufacturers, consultants, and suppliers hailing from the nascent electronic game industry. Eighteen ...

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June 11, 2014

Walkthrough vs. Speedrun

On the spectrum of play between contemplation and corruption. While watching the E3 2014 coverage on Twitch this week, I restrained myself to a brief, six-tweet ...

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April 6, 2012

Interview: Paul Robson, programmer of the NESA emulator

The first Famicom/NES emulators began to appear around 1996. By most accounts, PasoFamicom, developed by Nobuaki Andou, was the first. Unfortunately, it wasn't user-friendly ...

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February 2, 2012

Slow Television

This morning's Famicom research focused on the video half of videogames. In other words, I was looking at the oft-neglected world of cathode ray tubes, ...

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