A Lifetime of Pixels

Part 4 – Live in Your World, Play in Ours

The Japanese launch of Sega’s Dreamcast in the final weeks of fall 1998 marked the beginning of the sixth generation of game consoles, a cycle that lasted for almost a decade. It was the very last time that four major console manufacturers would fight head-to-head to dominate a flourishing billion-dollar industry, a free for all war that would eventually cause … Read More

Waking up in Cheeto dust

My problem with protein bars is that every single one that I have tried tasted like, I assume, expired off-the-rack cow dung. I hear they help with muscle building after exercise, so I sometimes chew on one after running or cycling, and soon after my mouth inevitably tastes like garbage… So yesterday I went to the local GNC, passively tolerated … Read More

A Lifetime of Pixels

Part 3 – eNoS Lives

In the early 1990s, video game enthusiasts, industry professionals and game-focused media had only one question on their minds: who from Sega or Nintendo would prevail in the new generation of video game consoles war. It turned out Sony, a newcomer in the market came out as the big winner. I saw the PSX in action several months before its … Read More

A Lifetime of Pixels

Part 2 – Greetings from Accardi-3

Growing up a teenager in the early 80’s, I watched the rise of the 8-bit home computers. I could not afford an Apple II or a Commodore 64, so I stuck with coin-ups for a while. Eventually, sometime in 1986, I purchased an Atari 520ST. The ST was commonly seen as the poor man’s Macintosh, but it was actually an … Read More