[RetroConsole] Famicom Disk System turns 35!


The story in a nutshell Il Disk System è stata la prima periferica di successo distribuita dalla Nintendo. Quando venne rilasciata, nel 1986, il Famicom era appena arrivato in Occidente con il nome di NES e con un pesante restyling che lo faceva sembrare qualcosa di totalmente differente dall’originale giapponese. In Giappone invece il Famicom…

[RetroConsole] Game Gear turns 30!


When Game Boy came out at the end of the 80s it revolutioned forever the world of gaming and for the first time the player had the pobbisility to have something to play on the go without the need to be hooked on a TV. As it can be imagined the competitors started to rise…

[RetroConsole] Game & Watch turns 40!


Buongiorno a tutti, Giocare su un dispositivo mobile oggi è qualcosa che diamo per assodato, sia esso il nostro smartphone o una PSP o una Switch, ma quarant’anni fa era qualcosa di rivoluzionario. Dopo il “battesimo” del gioco portatile con il Microvision della Mattel, Nintendo ci andò giù pesante e l’anno successivo uscì con il…

[RetroConsole] PlayStation 2 turns 20!


It seems incredible, but the PlayStation 2, the console that once and for all confirmed Sony supremacy in the world of consoles and made videogames something fashionable, out of their original niche, turns 20 today. Yes, it is now a vintage item since it was first released today, March 4th, 2000 becoming the first, big…

[RetroConsole] 25 years of PlayStation


The story of the present and the future of the video games starts today. Or better started today 25 years ago when on December 3rd, 1994 in Japan the PlayStation was first unveiled, a console with which an outsider – a huge outsider – like Sony capitalized the failed cooperation with Nintendo, revolutionizing, maybe unexpectedly,…

[RetroConsole] 40 years of APF Imagination Machine


Do you remember the good old times of the consoles full of peripherals tot try to cacth up with the technology and with the competitors? The times of the consoles that looked like the Megazord from the Power Rangers with all those things attached to the real console? No? So refresh your memory with the…

[RetroConsole] 25 years of Sega Saturn!


There’s something magically nostalgic in the end of Sega as a hardware developer, something that only who owned a Saturn and even more a Dreamcast can understand. The decline of Sega began actually with the Saturn itself, a console surely not fo forget and with a range of software that the nostalgics find still enjoyable…

[RetroConsole] The Italian Job: 45 years of Zanussi Ping-O-Tronic


Well, yes, even Italy has had its own share in the history of gaming consoles. Beyond the more famous and more important (qualitative-wise) contribute we gave to the history of home computers thanks to Olivetti, our engineers in the ealy 70s managed to sneak into the world of Pong clones with a console that got…

[RetroConsole] 30 years of Genesis, 30 years of Mega Drive


Sega has already announced its shiny new mini console, due to be released in September, so there’s no better time than today to celebrate the Mega Drive, released in North America, as Genesis 30 years ago today, August 14th, 1989. Sega ha da tempo annunciato la sua nuova scintillante mini console che verrà rilasciata a settembre,…

[RetroConsole] 40 years of Magnavox Odyssey² a.k.a. Philips Videopac


Hello guys, Today we talk about another little pice of history, widely forgotten and stuck in the middle of the fight between Atari 2600 and the other competitors (mainly Mattel IntelliVision and later ColecoVision) and killed by 1983 crash. It’s the Magnavox Odyssey², also known in its european iteration as Philips Videopac, a curious attempt made…

[RetroConsole] Sega Dreamcast


Many gamers beside videogames have other passions. One of mine is Formula 1. I watch it since I was a kid, I never miss an event and I’ve studied carefully the history of the sport. To all of you that follow also Formula 1, today I want to talk about the Gilles Villeneuve of the…