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Nintendo’s Early Licensing Days

With Nintendo being the protective and litigious juggernaut it has been since the launch of the NES, it seems unbelievable that they would ever allow their most famous properties to be licensed out to other companies. Yet, in the pre-NES days, when their arcade games were what made them famous, that’s exactly what they had to do to spread their brand awareness and get console ports of their games into homes. Continue reading “Nintendo’s Early Licensing Days”

I have this thing: Shazam! unreleased game for Atari 2600

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I grew up on videogames and comic books in the ’70s and ’80s. As a huge fan of superheroes in my childhood, one of my favorites was — and still is — Captain Marvel. Continue reading “I have this thing: Shazam! unreleased game for Atari 2600”

Gamer’s Library: Art of Atari – The Book I’ve Always Wanted

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I wanted this book before anyone ever said they were making it.

For most of my life, I’ve wondered about the artists behind the amazing artwork on the Atari home video game boxes.

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