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Analogue Pocket has its own OS to “explore the entire history of video games”

The Analogue Pocket will get its own operating system when it launches later this year. Multi-system portable handheld video games from retro console maker Analogue will come with Analog OS, which the company calls a “scholarly and definitive operating system” that allows users to “explore, discover and play through the history of video games.” The […]

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The Lithuanian immigrant who started the first women’s college basketball game

Women’s sports were widely condemned in the 1890s. The founder of the modern Olympic Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, called the activities “indecent”, and even cycling by women was called “vicious” by Atlantic, a prestigious journal. But the standards of the time did not deter a Massachusetts college physical education director, Senda Berenson, from hosting […]

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The 10 best skeletons in video game history

There is a surprisingly diverse range of characters when it comes to skeletons in video games. Nowadays, they are described as much more than just undead monsters. They can be allies, teachers, and heroes. They can become sullen, funny, witty, and even innocent. Of course, there are plenty of evil skeletons out there who are […]

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Ringing Colors: A Look at the History of the Bell Game in Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) — The Centennial High School Bulldogs and Central High School Wildcats will race onto the field at Dutch Clark Stadium Friday night to the roars of the crowd that have marked the occasion for decades in Pueblo. And football players participating in the 71st Bell Game have more than their win-loss record […]

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10 most powerful mythical rare cards in gaming history

As the oldest collectible card game of all time, Magic: The Gathering currently has over twenty thousand unique cards that players can use in their decks. Cards come in a variety of forms and in a variety of rarities. While when the game first launched in 1993 each booster came with a rare card, in […]

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10th Biggest Powerball Jackpot in Gaming History for Saturday

Will you be the next Seacoast Powerball jackpot winner? There have been 11 Powerball jackpot winning tickets (plus a MegaMillions jackpot) sold in New Hampshire since Powerball first became available in 1995, including three on the Seacoast. Saturday’s Powerball jackpot reaches an annuity value of $ 635 million ($ 450 million in cash). It is […]

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At $ 570 million, Powerball climbs to eighth place in gaming history

A lucky winner managed to defy the odds and walked out of a richer $ 50,000 Phoenix grocery store Monday night. The winning ticket was sold at a Fry’s Food and Drug Store located at 4724 N. 20th St. The winner found four of five numbers and the Powerball number. The winning numbers for Monday […]

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New book shines a light on women who paved the way in video game history

Mary Kenney found inspiration writing Playful Girls and hope current and future female game developers will do so as well. Picture: Salini Perera / Mary Kenney / Kotaku It’s a fact: the women who helped shape the video game industry often go unrecognized, hidden from history by popular narratives and male-centric scholarship. Mary Kenney, narrative […]

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The best original metal tapes in video game history

Soundtracks can easily be overlooked in video game development, but they have always been extremely important in other types of media such as movies and TV shows. With the evolution of games and its departure from a strictly visual activity towards storytelling, world building, immersive campaigns, the development of a soundtrack that complements the game […]

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Local summer camp lets kids learn video game history

WILMINGTON (WWAY) – Not your typical summer camp, but it’s the one that keeps these kids’ heads in the game. Retroscape, a video game salon in the Soda Pop neighborhood near downtown Wilmington, hosted a summer video game day camp for kids throughout July. Retroscape owner Dylan Pierce says it’s a way for kids of […]