Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

The 10 Worst Videogame Consoles

PCWorld.com has a slideshow showcasing ten videogame market failures and the reasons for their downfall. What’s interesting about this slideshow is that the usual suspects are not present. Nowhere will you see the Virtual Boy or 32x. Benj Edwards from VintageComputing.com has chosen some very obscure bits of hardware to feature in his slideshow. Since […]

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Retro Gaming 101: Sega Master System

I’ve been impressed with Racketboy.com’s Retro Gaming 101 series of articles. For the younger or newer gamer they serve as an introduction into the history of the medium, covering both popular and obscure hardware alike. Recently Chrono put together a guide for Sega’s first international console, the Master System. While it saw excellent sales in […]

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Patentmania: The Golden Age of Electronic Games

From a post at technologizer.com: The first three decades of digital gaming saw a flurry of concepts, technologies, and products that were groundbreaking in their era and still matter today. And the drawings their inventors used to document them in patent filings are a nostalgic, charming blast. Here are thirty-two of those sketches–including ones for […]

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Flickr: X-Ray photos of hardware

Is the lack of security bits handy preventing you from opening up your consoles? Wonder no more what the inner workings look like! Flickr user Reintji has taken X-Ray photos of several pieces of hardware, ranging from consoles to controllers and game cartridges. Check out the rest of Reintji’s X-Ray Funnies set for other consoles […]

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IGN: History of SEGA

IGN has written a fairly lengthly article about the History of SEGA. Most everyone is familiar with the company’s history starting with the Genesis, but there is quite a bit more to SEGA than that. There will never be another SEGA. While their reign as a first-party has long ended, and the name hardly carries […]

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Monochrome GameBoy Casemod

Spotted at TinyCartridge.com. White front, black back, black controls, improved sound output, backlight. Awesome.

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New-In-Box Dreamcasts for sale at ThinkGeek

I don’t know how they got them, but ThinkGeek found a bunch of new-in-box Dreamcasts and are putting them up for sale! Get yours before they sell out! Shoot, they already sold out?? Hopefully they will get more!

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