- The Believer – Heather Chaplin in conversation with Tom Bissell
"For a long while she was, in my mind, ‘that cool, good-lookin’ girl who is into video games.’ This is not to say I walk around equating moral worth or coolness with good looks; it is merely in recognition of the fact that cool, good-lookin’, girl, and video games do not often find themselves in the same sentence with the same referent. Video games began as a form intended for children and young people." Real Actual Writer Tom Bissell interviews Video Game Journalist Heather Chaplin in the most recent issue of The Believer.
- Retro Thing – 10 Reasons To Own A Tube Television
"If you haven’t taken the plunge into the murky world of high definition television, here are 10 good reasons to keep an old-fashioned tube TV around. Perhaps it won’t be your primary set, but there are solid reasons to keep a CRT as backup."
- Abandonia – "Lost in Time" finally un-lost
The ESA finally stopped caring about "Lost in Time," an unsung DOS classic now available for download at Abandonia.
- 1UP’s Retro Gaming Blog – The Mystery of Falcom
"Further compounding the problem is that Falcom’s design philosophy has evolved very slowly since the debut of games like Dragon Slayer and Ys; ‘stubborn’ might be the best way to describe the company’s approach to game design."
- 4 color rebellion – Lawyers Attack, Ness is Knocked Out
"It turns out that the death knell for EarthBound’s Virtual Console release was Nintendo’s own legal team. Fearing possible copyright repercussions (especially over the soundtrack, which borrows liberally from bands like The Beatles), they demanded changes to the game from the Japanese side of Nintendo."
- Ars Technica – Atlus goes steampunk with free-to-play MMO
"Kicking of its recently unveiled Atlus Online service is a brand new free-to-play MMO that will use the always-interesting backdrop of steampunk." Whoa. Later, Babbage.
- Attract Mode – Free Style Scraps 08 Pixel
"Perfect for the lonely chiptune artist in need of some quick cover art, or for anyone that needs a little bit of retro videogame inspiration."
- Kounter Kulture – Wii Tag
"Now you can bomb a set from the comfort of your own home."
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