Gaming History 101

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RetroActive Podcast: 8-Bit Tech

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This week Fred discusses the technology behind the 8-bit generation of consoles (NES, SMS, TG-16). He discusses 8-bit processing power, how the architecture of the consoles is set up, and how video signals and broadcast standards played a role.

Photo courtesy of Evan Amos (wikipedia).

Opening Song: “Pure Stone” from Zillion (SMS)
Mid Song: “Character Selection” from Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
Closing Song: “Boss Battle” from Keith Courage In Alpha Zones (TG-16)

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Written by Fred Rojas

February 20, 2023 at 8:00 am

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