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  1. Rediscovering History’s Lost First Female Video Game Designer

    11-22-2020 at 11:16 PM
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    «In 1976, Joyce Weisbecker programmed games for an RCA PC and console based on technology created by her dad – a significant achievement that went undocumented until now».

    https://www.fastcompany.com/90147592/rediscovering-historys-lost-first-female-video-game-designer

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  2. The sad but engaging story of John Kennedy (no, not that John Kennedy)

    11-21-2020 at 11:55 PM
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    https://www.jupiter-ace.co.uk/SWHouse_JKennedy.html«When I bought my Jupiter Ace, I was still in my first years in Secondary School and my friends and I were all frothing at the mouth for the newly announced ZX Spectrum. [...]
    As it turned out, there were delays in shipping the Spectrum, ...
  3. Sega VR revived: emulating an unreleased Genesis accessory

    11-20-2020 at 10:21 AM
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    «Sega’s foray into Virtual Reality, Sega VR, was never released — but through the power of source code, we’ve brought it back to life».

    https://gamehistory.org/segavr/

  4. 35 Years of Microsoft Windows: Remembering Windows 1.0

    11-20-2020 at 09:27 AM
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    https://www.howtogeek.com/700661/35-years-of-microsoft-windows-remembering-windows-1.0/
  5. Great style of illustrating vintage videogames

    11-17-2020 at 01:09 AM
    https://twitter.com/MrVGBrow
    http://www.retrogamedeconstructionzone.com/2020/11/the-descent-of-centipede-part-1.html
  6. At home with the Codemasters, 1988

    11-16-2020 at 02:09 AM
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    "Breakfast Time visits rural Warwickshire, where the Darling family - better known as Codemasters - is enjoying dizzy-ing success in the field of videogames".https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/codemasters/zkdfnrd

    November 10, 2020: "Take-Two is buying F1 developer Codemasters for almost ...
  7. The Worst Video Game Bug Ever

    11-13-2020 at 06:30 AM
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    "We get the incredible, untold story of the bug that nearly destroyed the Sega Dreamcast's launch with Sega's former director of development technology, John Byrd".

    https://theretrohour.com/worst-video-game-bug-ever-sega-dreamcast-ep250/
  8. The Mario Game & Watch has already been hacked, hours before it’s even released

    11-13-2020 at 05:16 AM
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    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-mario-game-watch-has-already-been-hacked-before-its-even-released/
  9. What a fantastic reward

    11-12-2020 at 12:49 AM
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    The unforgettable ending of Green Beret on the C16/Plus4 (via Plus4World).


  10. SuperCPU ad

    11-11-2020 at 04:28 AM
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    1997, lol.

  11. When the Hadoken meets Chopin

    11-10-2020 at 01:55 AM
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  12. Pokimane wants Twitch fans to stop giving her so much money

    11-09-2020 at 06:36 AM
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    https://www.polygon.com/2020/11/3/21548017/pokimane-twitch-money-donations-cap-streamlabs-reaction
  13. Computer Cafe, Japan 1978

    11-08-2020 at 12:21 AM
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    Via Computer Love Record
  14. Procedurally generated retrocomputer emulators

    11-07-2020 at 08:38 AM
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    https://hackaday.com/2020/11/06/procedurally-generated-retrocomputer-emulators/
  15. Tomy Electronic, 1978

    11-04-2020 at 11:47 PM
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  16. Video Game Lock For Nintendo

    11-03-2020 at 11:47 PM
  17. Tomorrow’s World donned a sizable headset and delved into the brave new world of virtual reality

    11-02-2020 at 12:30 PM
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    1990. From the BBC Archive: https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/posts/1226451024394592
  18. The "uncommon" ending of Crime Wave

    11-01-2020 at 01:19 AM
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    The game was released by Access Software in 1990 for DOS, Amiga, and Atari ST.
  19. Rare TI-99/4 (yes, without the "A") prototype for sale on eBay

    10-30-2020 at 10:44 AM
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    A prototype never put on the market of the TI-99/4 built in the late seventies. This is the very first version (when it was still called "Dimension 4", not yet "TI-99/4") which included joystick and infrared receiver.




  20. ROM and RAM: you're using the terms wrong

    10-30-2020 at 03:00 AM
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    Please maintain the correct distinction.

    From Electronics, 1973 (via Ken Shirriff): https://archive.org/details/sim_electronics_1973-08-02_46_16/page/76/mode/2up
  21. Extremely ambitious 3D Amiga title from 1993 that was cancelled

    10-29-2020 at 04:08 AM
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    Promising one million+ interactive characters across 100,000 buildings. A mix of the Mercenary series and Cybercon III. Perhaps too ambitious in the end? https://www.gamesthatwerent.com/2020/10/cyberspace/
  22. The biggest game written in BASIC for the ZX Spectrum

    10-28-2020 at 01:54 AM
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    From Natasha Zotova. "Aggressor" (1997) had a terrible gameplay. At the same time, it is probably the largest game written in BASIC (2 TR-DOS discs) for the ZX Spectrum with a lot of graphics and animation. There was only a Russian version.

    And this is the English demo version - the ...
  23. Weird vintage advertising

    10-27-2020 at 01:25 AM
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  24. How Indiana Jones, Rambo, and others ended up in 1980s Czechoslovak text-adventures

    10-25-2020 at 05:24 AM
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    To mock the Communist regime, Czechoslovak kids made illicit video games supporting protests. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/10/how-indiana-jones-fought-the-communists-and-led-an-era-of-activist-video-games/
  25. A first-person shooter on a humble TRS-80 CoCo

    10-23-2020 at 01:05 AM
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    Nick Marentes is an Australian programmer. In his project archive, he told the story behind the development and the marketing of each of his games (he started in the early eighties). It's very interesting reading.

    https://nickmarentes.com/ProjectArchive



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