The term “gamer” predates video games by over six centuries.
The first known record of the word was found in the English town of Walsall and dates back to … Read More
The Sumerian Game: The Most Important Video Game You’ve Never Heard Of
Infographic: Identifying Carmen Sandiego
A World Of Keflings
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Wii U & Nintendo’s Brand Confusion
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Samus Aran Origins: Metroid’s Influences Beyond Alien
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Infographic: Wii U Has More Metroid Games Than Any Other Console
November 5, 2021
NaNoWriMo: How To Make The “Comic Sans Trick” Work With Any Font
November 1, 2021
Why The First Playable Women Of The ’80s Were Naked (Video Dames #0)
September 6, 2021
To mark my Patreon reaching its first 50 patrons, I decided to create another infographic! This time the subject is “Which Platform Has The Most Metroid?,” a backwards compatibility comparison. … Read More
“Justin Bailey” is one of the most famous secret codes in the history of gaming.
Sure, it’s not as well-known as the Konami Code, but for anyone who becomes interested … Read More
William Weiher created the first software Easter Egg circa 1968, but didn’t realize it until I told him.
Last month, I revealed the previously forgotten oldest Easter Egg in a … Read More
Everyone knows Neil Armstrong was the first man on the Moon, but who was the first man in a video game?
Early video game history is littered with “firsts” — … Read More
Before the NES, before the Atari 2600…
Fairchild’s Channel F was the first video game console to run games directly from a cartridge. While Magnavox’s Odyssey had game cards that … Read More
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