The Book Of Genesis

How Sega Genesis almost upset the mighty Super Nintendo—and what went wrong.

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The 16-bit era was arguably the most competitive in the history of console gaming, with everyone from Commodore computer to arcade kingpin Neo Geo taking on Nintendo. Among the challengers, onl   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 PETE COTTELL

King of the Blocks

After 22 years in an 8-bit world, Robin Mihara still wants to be master of Tetris.

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In 1990, with the original Nintendo console at its peak popularity, the Mariomaker staged a national tour of convention centers, complete with a...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Willamette Geek: Confirmation! Nintendo 3DS to Launch in March for $250

Well, the headline pretty much says it all. Giving concrete details to what Nintendo mentioned in September, officials announced this morning that the much anticipated hand-held, glasses-free 3D time waster will show up on March 27. The product can be any color you want—as long as you want either "Cosmo Black" or "Aqua Blue." Our European cousins get it two days earlier on March 25. So what ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Nintendo 3DS hits the U.S. in March

Yow. As excited as I am to get my grubby sandwich clamps on Nintendo's newest bit of silicon child pacifier, the prospects of it being priced much higher than what the original DS retailed for is a bit off-putting to say the least. Last night Nintendo's media dump revealed that the follow-up to the company's ultra-successful DS bows in Japan on Feb. 26 for the eye-popping price of ¥25,000, which ...   More
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

GamerVania: Your Week in Video Games

If you have a detective's instinct for minutiae (or you are “that guy” who goes to parties and tells people that Vader's chest plate was totally on backwards when he was fighting Ben in Star Wars Episode IV), you'll notice an addition to the title of this web column. Gone is “GameVania.” But in its passing we can introduce its successor: GamerVania. I know! Awesome, right? Well, ...   More
Friday, May 8, 2009 Ryan Fleming

GamerVania: Your Week in Video Games

The gossamer glow of glow of GamerVania is nearly at the end, as next week brings the final installment for WW. It's been fun, but it is time for me to end my internship and begin my exciting new career as an unemployed Oregonian. On the bright side, I will have plenty of time to play video games, or “research,” as I will tell my friends when my stink begins to bring tears to their ...   More
Friday, June 12, 2009 Ryan Fleming


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