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The 16-bit Wars (Season 2)

As the fourth generation rises, Sega, NEC, and SNK beat Nintendo to the 16-bit punch. The 16-bit Wars waged far wider than just between the Genesis and Super NES.

Episodes

What Nintendon't

What Nintendon't

With Sean indisposed, self-appointed Sega guru Sindra teams up with Vinnk to explain the rise of the Mega Drive and Genesis to de-throne Nintendo as the reig...

The Angry PC Engine Nerd

The Angry PC Engine Nerd

We get a visit from the Angry PC Engine Nerd, who is more than happy to explain that HudsonSoft and NEC were the true forerunners of the 16-bit wars, despite...

The Neo Geo Affair

The Neo Geo Affair

Vinnk reveals his decade-long tryst with SNK's Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System, the one console in the 16-bit generation that made good on its promise...

Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES)

Training Exercises

Sega Power Base Converter

Sega Power Base Converter

We take a look at the Sega Power Base Converter add-on device that lets you play Sega Master System games on your Genesis and other backwards compatibility w...

NEC Turbo Booster and CoreGrafx

NEC Turbo Booster and CoreGrafx

We take a closer look at the TurboGrafx-16 and the Turbo Booster -- an enormous add-on that gave the console AV output capabilities... and little else! The...

Retro 3D Special Episodes

Famicom 3D System

Famicom 3D System

With the release of the 3DS in Japan, we take a look at Nintendo's first attempt at 3D gaming almost 25 years ago. (Hint: it's NOT the Virtual Boy!)

SegaScope 3-D

SegaScope 3-D

The SegaScope-3D came out at the same time as Nintendo's Famicom 3D System, but Sega saw fit to release their peripheral in the US as well. Also in stark co...

Specials

Sega Family Tree Special

Sega Family Tree Special

The NES explains to Jr. how he met his mother, albeit in a roundabout way that could potentially go on for years and years. Good thing the Famicom was there...

Sega Master System (SMS)
Wii U Launch Special

Wii U Launch Special

Sean and Phil Bond hit the Madison stores for the Wii U launch to interview the people to stand in line... only to find out there aren't any lines! Well, no...

Wii U

Denshimail

Famicom Power Adapters (2009/03/09)

Famicom Power Adapters (2009/03/09)

SeanOrange and Vinnk explain why using the NES AC power supply with a Famicom is a bad, terrible idea, and what alternatives you may have if your trusty DC F...

Family Computer (Famicom)
Famicom Disk System Batteries (2009/03/23)

Famicom Disk System Batteries (2009/03/23)

This week we talk about why the Famicom Disk System is able to use six AA batteries, and whether or not the battery tray is a viable solution for your Famico...

Family Computer (Famicom)
Famicom Hookups (2009/04/13)

Famicom Hookups (2009/04/13)

We explain how to hook up your Famicom (RF) or Twin (AV) to your TV. NOTE: These instructions are for North American NTSC sets ONLY. We intend to cover NTS...

Family Computer (Famicom)
Famicom Homebrew (2009/04/27)

Famicom Homebrew (2009/04/27)

Together at a convention for the first time since Tokyo Game Show 2007, SeanOrange and Vinnk field a question about homebrew Famicom games at No Brand Con 2...

Family Computer (Famicom)
Rare Games (2009/09/28)

Rare Games (2009/09/28)

Vinnk scours the Rising Stuff store for the rarest Famicom game/accessory he has available: the FMC Disk Checker! Also, Sean shares his collection of Rare g...

Family Computer (Famicom)
Famicom Stacking

Famicom Stacking

The Famicom is able to sit on top of the Disk System, but is there any way to keep it locked into that position like most of the other console add-ons known...

Family Computer (Famicom)
Sega Power Base Compatibility

Sega Power Base Compatibility

In this Denshimail, we answer some questions about the Sega Power Base Converter's compatibility with different versions of the Sega Genesis, and one game th...

Famicom Controller Replacement

Famicom Controller Replacement

Famicom controllers have nice, metal faceplates, but they're prone to scratching, discoloration, and the paint flaking off. Even if you can find a new one,...

Family Computer (Famicom)

Promos

Season 1 DVD Promo

Season 1 DVD Promo

Episodes 1-6, Wii Launch Day Special, Tokyo Game Show 2007 Special, Parts 1-3 (and extras), Video Netcast Promos, exclusive content, and more!

Season 2 Promo

Season 2 Promo

It's coming.

Train Your Game

Train Your Game

If your game is weak, train it at the Famicom Dojo! Watch the first two minutes from the premiere episode of Season 2, and prepare to Train Your Game!

Season 2 Begins Promo

Season 2 Begins Promo

Season 2 begins! Have you trained your game?

Mid Season 2 Promo

Mid Season 2 Promo

Starting July 25th, 2012, new weekly summer Episodes, Denshimail, training exercises, game secrets, and a whole lot more!

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