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The Gaming Historian looks at the development and legacy of a little game called Super Mario Bros. 3.    

This isn’t a documentary per se, but it’s a good fit for this thread. Gail Tilden, former Advertising Manager for Nintendo in the 80s, talks about her early days with the company, launching the NES in

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The documentary based on the book Console Wars which Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg were involved with was released last week on CBS All Access. 
 

It’s quite well done, and features with most of the major players in the US including Tom Kalinske, Howard Lincoln and even Howard Phillips. 
 

It is really the story of how Sega USA, and Tom Kalinske took on the behemoth that was Nintendo, and (for a time) won. 

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New Gaming Historian video on Mega Man for DOS. I never knew this existed, but the minute the video of it playing started, there was just something about it that made me think “Yup, that’s exactly what platformers of that era looked like on PC”. There was just a certain look to them. 
 

Im really glad he’s starting to get interviews with some of the subjects of his stories also. 

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Here’s a quickie but goodie to start your weekend. This video covers the quest to achieve the first ever truly perfect run on Ninja Gaiden for the NES.

 

 

You would think it would have been done before, but for reasons the video makes abundantly clear, it hadn’t. A truly remarkable achievement.

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I’ve only watched the first half or so, but I found the segment about Evan Amos fascinating. I own his book, but had no idea about the story behind the photos (or had forgotten if these is something in the book about it). 
 

The amount of work people will put into these types of things (photos, emulators, preserving Roms, museums) for no money is amazing. 

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I’ve only watched the first half or so, but I found the segment about Evan Amos fascinating. I own his book, but had no idea about the story behind the photos (or had forgotten if these is something in the book about it). 
 

The amount of work people will put into these types of things (photos, emulators, preserving Roms, museums) for no money is amazing. 


His book is getting a second edition on Amazon with 20+ additional systems. I have mine preordered already.:)

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I’ve been watching a lot of My Life in Gaming lately. This one is a few years old, but worth watching if you haven’t seen it. It’s about Tom duBois who was the artist behind much of the box art for Konami and Ultra Games. 

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