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Casio PV-1000: A Beginner’s Guide

Casio PV-1000: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack See the other entries in the Retro Gaming 101 Series In 1983, things were going pretty well for Casio.  It was the year they would release the first of their G-Shock line of wristwatches, the DW-5000.  The company’s popular line of electronic keyboards, the Casiotone, was seeing new innovation with built-in cartridge bays to accept Casio ROM packs of sheet music.  Casio also released the first pocket LCD TV and digital diary in 1983.  So it makes [...]

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty: A Beginner’s Guide

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack See the other entries in the Retro Gaming 101 Series It’s unfortunate that Fujitsu’s game console is so obscure.  The FM Towns Marty has a solid lineage with the FM Towns, which had Fujitsu performing many firsts in the gaming and home computer industry.  Perhaps it could be said that the Marty was ahead of its time, heralding in the days of 32-bit CD-based consoles that would dominate the console wars of the mid-1990s, despite Nintendo’s choice [...]