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link thumbnail Milliways: Infocom's Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy cool
The story of Infocom's HGTTG sequel, reconstructed from data from an internal Infocom file server, with prototypes for download, emotionally commented on by many Infocom- and IF-related people.
From an anonymous source close to the company, I've found myself in possession of the "Infocom Drive" — a complete backup of Infocom's shared network drive from 1989. This is one of the most ...
(Added 2008-04-23, 2435 hits, more)
link thumbnail Nintendo Censorship cool
Detailed account of Nintendo of America's idiosyncratic censorship policies. Read everything about fascist dictator Master D. and the ruthless banana smugglers.
(Added 2007-06-08, 2593 hits, more)
link thumbnail Geniuses in the Shadows hot
There were no computer manuals, no operating systems, no computer language; it was a learn by trial and error system.
(Added 2003-11-12, 1989 hits, more)
link thumbnail "Loops and bloops" - Music of the Commodore 64 games
This article is designed to introduce readers to the music of the C64. Discussing the technical constraints of C64's SID soundchip, Karen Collins shows the conventional ways in which the chip was used, compares some well-known, pre-composed songs which were covered on the C64 in various games and then explores approaches to interactivity and looping in Commodore games music....
(Added 2012-10-08, 791 hits, more)
link thumbnail 20 Years With The Nintendo Gameboy - racketboy.com
I invite you all to raise your glasses in celebration of a momentous occasion in gaming history. In the month of April exactly 20 years ago, our lives were suddenly illuminated by the birth of a friend both loyal and dear; A friend whose illustrious career has set the precedent for portable interactive entertainment. I’m speaking of course about DMG-01, whom you might know better as the Nintendo ...
(Added 2012-10-08, 583 hits, more)
link thumbnail 8-bit ATARI Assembly Language
Article on writing relocatable 6502 code.
(Added 2006-06-28, 490 hits, more)
link thumbnail A Brief History of Video Game Humor (GameSpot)
As the adventure game genre has declined somewhat in recent years, it's been a little more difficult to find humor in games. This feature takes a brief look at how humor has been used in video games over the years, and what the future may hold.
(Added 2012-10-08, 1440 hits, more)
link thumbnail Accuracy takes power: one man's 3GHz quest to build a perfect SNES emulator
An excellent plea for accuracy in software emulation.
(Added 2012-10-08, 650 hits, more)
link thumbnail Apple I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original Apple Computer, also known retroactively as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a personal computer released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976. They were designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak.
(Added 2012-10-08, 792 hits, more)
link thumbnail Attack Of The Mutant Camels, The Making Of: (Edge Online)
Any knowledgeable fan of the Star Wars films will tell you that the mighty science fiction saga has inspired its fair share of bizarre cultural artefacts. Some are close homages, some are parodies and others are more laterally stimulated by some aspect of George Lucas’ mythos. Surely one of the most surreal examples falls into this latter category and appeared almost 30 years ago: th ...
(Added 2012-10-08, 398 hits, more)
link thumbnail auntie pixelante › from darkness
an examination of sexual imagery in the r-type series and how it mirrors themes in mary shelley’s frankenstein
(Added 2012-10-08, 602 hits, more)
link thumbnail Civilization, The History of
Gamasutra feature by Benj Edwards.
(Added 2007-10-05, 945 hits, more)
link thumbnail Coming to America
The making of Final Fantasy VII and how Squaresoft conquered the RPG market.
This paper attempts to trace Squaresoft’s rocky road to the American market and their eventual success with the release of Final Fantasy VII, the processes and decisions that went into the making of the game, and also takes a look at the future it heralds. Squaresoft’s history reads more like an RP ...
(Added 2007-05-13, 981 hits, more)
link thumbnail Donkey Kong
Wikipedia featured article:
Donkey Kong (ドンキーコング Donkī Kongu?) is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles. In the game, Jumpman (since renamed Mario) must rescue a damsel in distress, Lady ...
(Added 2007-05-28, 1006 hits, more)
link thumbnail Dr. Dobb's | A Personal History of Systems and Computers: Part 1 | August 4, 2008
I became a computer programmer during the 1960s and it happened in a hotel room in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the start of the '60s, no one really knew what a "programmer" was or how to become one. At first, programmers were the engineers who understood the circuits and processors, but it became obvious that if a company wanted to sell computers, the buyer would need a way to program them. By ...
(Added 2012-10-08, 368 hits, more)
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