​How the First Video Game Cartridges Came Into Existence


They're pretty much a distant memory now—except for tinier descendants like 3DS and Vita games—but it used to be that cartridges were the only way to get video games playing onto a TV. The exact origins of the cartridge have been tough to trace, but a new Fast Company article run down the beginnings of this key piece… » 1/22/15 3:30pm 1/22/15 3:30pm

Nintendo Told Us All Along That Blowing On The Cartridge Wouldn't Work

The popular myth has been debunked: you can't blow on cartridges to make them work. Actually, blowing on the cartridge might damage it. Sorry, folks. It's true. » 12/07/12 5:00pm 12/07/12 5:00pm

First they cautioned us against using anything other than a cleaning kit. But like... who actually used a cleaning kit for their cartridges, really? That…