Tag Archives: 8-bit

That Fembot Sound…

Growing up as I did in the 70s and 80s, I was exposed to the glory of 8-bit sound effects when I was a kid.  These kinds of synthesized sounds invariably accompanied the revelations of fembot characters, like on the old Bionic Woman show. Since then, electronic beeping sounds have been one of the pleasures […]

Lusting after computer hardware

This post may not be quite about what you think it’s about. In my “Reassessing the Atari 5200” post below, I talked about how shocked I was to learn that Atari had developed the internals for that console five years before they had released it.  It appeared as though Atari sat on this technology for […]

Golfyssey 16 – TurboGrafx-16

Not many people remember the TurboGrafx-16.  And it’s been justly forgotten, I think.  I lived through the 16-bit console wars in the early 90s, and I don’t ever remember seeing ads for the system on TV.  Then again, I live in Canada, so maybe Hudson Soft and NEC didn’t see any point in bothering with […]