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Earthbound Beginnings

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In the eighties, a man named Shigesato Itoi rose to prominence as a prolific copywriter, a profession which encompasses a wide range of activities from coming up with catchphrases to conceiving marketing campaigns. 3,175 more words

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Dragon Quest

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The Eidansha Boshu Service Center was a company founded in Japan by Yasuhiro Fukushima in 1975. They mainly published tabloid magazines with real estate advertisements. 2,905 more words

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Metroid

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In 1977, a toy developer from Nintendo named Gunpei Yokoi was traveling on the Shinkansen when he observed a bored businessman playing around with his LCD calculator. 2,400 more words

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Shadowgate

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In 1984, Apple released the first in what would become an extensive line of personal computers. It was later dubbed the Macintosh 128k and has the distinction of being the earliest mass-market computer to feature both an integral graphical user interface and full mouse support. 1,338 more words

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Deadly Towers

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Created by a short-lived company known as Lenar and released in 1987, Deadly Towers was one of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s (NES’s) earliest titles. It provided an entirely new experience for Western video game fans, introducing many of them to the concept of an action-oriented role-playing game. 2,276 more words

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This gorgeous retro ’80s Backgammon set is in like new condition with all games pieces and instruction booklet.  VintageFlicker (30.00 USD) http://ift.tt/1Ugu3hi

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YouTube Time: Activision Anthology (PS2) - H.E.R.O. (1984) - Nostalgic Notions

Part platformer (sort of), part dungeon crawler (sort of), the game H.E.R.O. (1984) actually tuned out to be kind of fun. Though it’s probably a little hard to tell that from my video below. 90 more words

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