reWIRed: February 2015

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It’s the end of February (or has been for a few days), and it’s time for the monthly round-up show that is reWIRed, where host Montez McCrary discusses his favorite stories of the last 30 (give or take) days from ThePractitioNERD.com, covering the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “reWIRed: February 2015”

​How the First Video Game Cartridges Came To Be…

​How the First Video Game Cartridges Came Into Existence

Concept of using cartridges in gaming have become a somewhat a distant memory now—except for dedicated handhelds like 3DS and Vita…and if you’re a retro game collector (like myself)—but back in the day, cartridges were THE ONLY way to get video games playing onto a television set. While the exact origins of the cartridge have been difficult to trace back to, a new Fast Company article runs down the story of the beginnings of this innovative and important piece in the history of gaming technology. Continue reading “​How the First Video Game Cartridges Came To Be…”

New Games with Atari 2600 Game Covers; What A Twist!

One of  my favorite artistic fads involves the re-imagining current (or fairly recent) video games with an old-school 4-to-8-bit style twist. While I do enjoy my share of pixel art remakes of modern-era games, it’s starting to get a little overdone. Because of that, it’s wonderful to see on retro style game art that goes further back from the ever-popular 8-bit era….by going back to the “2 bit-era.”   Continue reading “New Games with Atari 2600 Game Covers; What A Twist!”

Black History: Jerry Lawson (1940-2011), The Creator Of The Video Game Cartridge

image In the spirit of Black History Month and recoginizing the contributions of African-Americans in architecture, videogames, technology, and professional wrestling, I’d like to begin with Jerry Lawson.

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