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Inside the success and failure of SEGA’s contradictory console

Inside the success and failure of SEGA’s contradictory console The Master System is a retro gaming star with a tremendous legacy, and an also-ran that struggled to make impact. But how could that be?

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Point of no return: How the mouse changed adventure games forever

Point of no return: How the mouse changed adventure games forever The point-and-click genre is named after its control system. But does the mouse really deserve that much credit for the charisma of Guybrush Threepwood?

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Back to BASIC. Understanding the dazzling legacy of the C64

Back to BASIC. Understanding the dazzling legacy of the C64 Some 39 years after release the C64 should be dead and gone. But it just won’t quit. So what is its appeal today, and why does its legacy matter?

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