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The Story of Sega's First Console (And It Wasn't The Master System)

On July 15, 1983, the Famicom was released in Japan. The console, later rebranded in the West as the Nintendo Entertainment System, would go on to change video games forever. Did you know, though, that the Famicom wasn’t the only gaming system released on that day? It was joined on shelves by the SG-1000, the very… » 3/30/15 9:40am 3/30/15 9:40am

Curt Schilling Says Amalur Could Still Be a 'Billion Dollar Franchise'

The collapse of 38 Studios—the game development company founded by all-star pitcher Curt Schilling—became one of the most colossal video game development flameouts ever. But, in a tweet this morning, the former Red Sox player says that the fantasy creation would still be innovative if someone ponied up the cash to… » 11/26/13 11:30am 11/26/13 11:30am

The World Deserves A Great Calvin & Hobbes Documentary. Maybe This One.

If you've got a heart beating somewhere in that bruised, battered chest of yours, you probably love Calvin & Hobbes. A couple of weeks ago while perusing a bookstore, I walked past the new complete collection of Bill Watterson's famous comics. I saw Calvin on the cover, balancing on a fallen tree alongside his… » 3/04/13 10:30pm 3/04/13 10:30pm

When Only 42 People Are Playing Madden on the Wii U, It's Not a Sports…

Around halftime of a game on an NFL Sunday is a good time to take the temperature of the Madden NFL crowd. It's like the water department analysis that shows everyone flushing the john when the Super Bowl goes to the break. In this case, online gamers, many of whom have their consoles running and connected to the… » 12/16/12 5:30pm 12/16/12 5:30pm