Items tagged hardware

Making Games on a Pi

Tags: hardware, critique

Why Videogame Preservation Needs to Change

Once again game stores are shutting down, and once again people are discussing how we could (and should) preserve all those games. And yes, it's tricky not just due to copyrights, or new consoles coming up all the time. I hadn't even thought about issues like TV plugs! But you know... having just made yet another game port, with more on the way, I can't help but think that if even one of the platforms I make my games for survives, so will the games, even if they weren't open source, and they are. That alone is reason to port them widely. Even if we're no longer in the Tower of Babel that was the 80s computing. Oh wait. The simple, self-contained machines from back then are precisely those most easily emulated nowadays, whose games will run forever.

Tags: hardware, preservation

Virtual Boy Architecture: A Practical Analysis

Tags: hardware, history

This $80 Games Console Looks Like a Switch, But Runs Ubuntu

Tags: mobile, hardware

The Nintendo Famicom Clone Craze

How “famiclones” spread all over the world

Tags: obscure, hardware, history

Sprung stuff

What it was like to work on a Nintendo DS launch title.

Tags: mobile, graphics, hardware, programming, making-of

Socialism’s DIY Computer

The Galaksija computer was a craze in 1980s Yugoslavia, inspiring thousands of people to build versions in their own homes. The idea behind them was simple – to make technology available to everyone.

Tags: cool, obscure, hardware, history

Gunpei Yokoi – Inventing the Game and Watch

Tags: cool, retrogaming, hardware, history

The polygons of Doom: PSX

Tags: classic, cool, hardware, history, shooter

The story of the Atari Jaguar saviour that never came out

"But between 1993 and 1996, there were more failed major console releases than there were consoles released in the last decade."

Tags: hardware, history, obscure

Introducing the Chloe 280SE, a new Z80 microcomputer

Tags: hardware, retrogaming

The environmental impact of a Playstation 4

Deconstructing Sony’s video game console is a mind-bending trip into carbon-intensive global electronics

Tags: critique, hardware

From a small Acorn to 37 billion chips: ARM's ascent to tech superpower

An interview with Sophie Wilson, who invented the ARM instruction set.

Tags: hardware, history, interview, long

How are microchips made, anyway?

Tags: hardware, overview

Inside the work to get Doom on the Super Nintendo

Tags: graphics, hardware, history

Building a 'homebrew' video game console

Tags: cool, hardware

Designing 2D graphics in the Japanese industry

Tags: cool, graphics, hardware, history, long