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5:34 PM on 10.10.2008

Knyte's VGM #9 - Pioneers

Fairchild Channel F With so many "Pong" clones on the market at this time, The Fairchild Channel F was a breath of fresh air. The Channel F was the first programmable cartridge based video game console to enter the videog...   read

5:34 PM on 06.30.2008

Knyte's VGM #8 - Cool consoles from China.

We have Atari Plug and Play, and other crappy "Systems on a controller", but did you know that China gets a freaking SNES/N64 in a controller? Or how about a Dreamcast clone that has more features than the original? Check out...   read

5:04 PM on 05.30.2008

Knyte's VGM #7- The Greatest Movie Game Never Made

Nowadays, you can throw a rock without hitting a videogame based on the latest Hollywood Blockbuster. And, usually, those said titles just plain suck. But, how does a move whose plot centers around a videogame, not acually ge...   read

5:40 PM on 05.29.2008

Knyte's VGM #6: Systems That Never Were

Here's a few game systems that were designed and (mostly) devoloped, but for various reasons, never got to see the light of day. Let's take a look shall we? WoWoW One of the most difficult console prototypes to get inform...   read

8:58 PM on 05.28.2008

Knyte's VGM #5 - 3 Fallen Heroes

Today we look back at three software companies who gave us years of amazing games, only to be become so successful that they caught the eye of larger software publishers, who then bought them up and devoured their talents. ...   read

6:01 PM on 11.06.2007

Knyte's VGM #4 - Honoring A Phone Company?

And, no we are not talking about the N-Gage. Today we hail Motorola. Not for the Razr, not for any phone. But, for a microchip they developed in 1976. That chip was the 68000. What's so great about a 30 year old chip...   read

8:02 PM on 10.30.2007

Knyte's VGM #3 - Three Systems You Never Knew Existed.

Here are three videogame systems from the 90's that you may have never known existed. Two were never released outside of Japan, and the third disapeared before it had a chance to get off the ground, due to it's company's bank...   read

12:36 AM on 07.20.2007

Knyte's VGM #2 - Remembering An Old Friend..

"Mattel Electronics Presents"*: Intellivision! Intellivision was released in 1979 by Mattel. It was also released under different names to expand its market. The Intellivision was released in Sears stores as the Super Vid...   read

6:06 PM on 07.18.2007

Knyte's VGM #1 - Two Forgotten Console Heroes

Turbografx 16 / PC Engine On October 30, 1987 the first 16-Bit home videogame console was released in Japan by NEC. The PC Engine was clearly a "next generation" system with it's amazing specs, and wallet sized card games ...   read

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