Gaming History 101

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Lecture 1: The PC Engine/Turbografx-16

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In this first lecture Fred goes back to 1987 and the release of the PC Engine, one of the most “hybrid” consoles of all times.  Created by Hudson and NEC to be the versatility of a PC with a sole operation of gaming like a console. The PC engine utilized an 8-bit processor with 16-bit graphics, merging much of the stronger tech from the time without re-inventing the wheel for its developers.  It also gave way to the first CD-ROM add-on.  The talk wraps up with a discussion on the game library, what you can expect if beginning to collect, and of course the upcoming mini consoles.

Opening Song: Title Screen – The Kung-Fu (PC Engine)

TG-16 Intro Song: Title Screen – Keith Courage in Alpha Zones (Turbografx-16)

CD-ROM Intro Song: Theme of Adol – Ys Book I & II (Turbografx CD)

Library Intro Song: Vampire Killer (Stage 2b) – Dracula X: Chi no Rondo (PC Engine CD)

Closing Song: Boss Theme – Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire (PC Engine CD)

Written by Fred Rojas

March 15, 2020 at 11:00 am

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