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Hardware Interesting

The Story of the First Video Game Cartridge

Gaming Historian explains the origins of the video game cartridge. The humble cartridge is an icon in video game history. But where did it come from? Learn the story behind the first programmable home console – the Fairchild Channel F – and the team behind it. Why couldn’t Fairchild capitalize on this revolutionary idea and […]

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Design Interesting

Deconstructing the 8-bit Arcade Font

Last week, I explained to my son how 8-bit graphics worked. I can’t tell you how many sheets of graph paper I went through designing sprites back in the day. Although it was possible, I never made my own on Font on the Commodore 64. In his book Arcade Game Typography, type designer Toshi Omagari […]

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