Episode 378 – The Sinclair Zelda Breath of Horse Sim Saga II

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This week we explore the history of some European computers and we might disagree with someone at Gizmodo about which consoles were great and which were failures. We talk a bit about Nintendo’s newest console, but balance it out with a lot of info about a Game Boy RPG. Our listeners have beaten some NES classics and have picked their favorite Nintendo launch titles. If you don’t understand why arcades are in decline, then you’re probably not going to be the one to bring arcades back to the forefront of entertainment.

This Week in Gaming History

March 5, 1981 – The ZX81 was launched in the United Kingdom by Sinclair Research

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