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Former NEC employees tell the ballad of the TurboGrafx-16

NEC was poised to capture a significant share of the emerging North American video game market with the release of the TurboGrafx-16, but corporate indifference doomed the console to obscurity, an interview feature posted at Gamasutra today reveals. Released alongside the Sega Genesis in 1989,...

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SuperGrafx game to be added to Japanese PSN

In addition to PSOne games and made-for-PSN games, the Japanese PlayStation Store features a modest selection of games from NEC/Hudson's PC Engine system, in its "PC Engine Archives." In a massive update, Sony is adding 1/7 of the games from another NEC console, the SuperGrafx. Okay, so it's just...

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The TurboExpress, lovingly unboxed

You might think gadget unboxing videos are unnecessary. A quick look after the break is all you need to realize that you are wrong. Aaron Nanto of pcenginefx.com has filmed a beautiful unboxing video notable not only for its subject (an NEC TurboExpress, the handheld version of the Turbografx-16...

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Japan's new Virtual Console is a retro rarity

Wii in Japan is getting a new Virtual Console in October, and it's a rare one. The NEC SuperGrafx, a beefed-up PC-Engine (TurboGrafx-16 here in the States), saw a whopping five games released for it before NEC cut its losses. You can still get your hands on one via eBay or by scouring Tokyo's...

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TurboGrafx-16 comes to iPhone (unofficially)

Attention "jailbroken" iPhone owners: Touch Arcade reports that it's now perfectly okay to Bonk your wunderphone without having to worry about its purty glass screen cracking. Emulator author ZodTTD (shall we kneel before him?) has ported the nifty TurboGrafx-16 emu, Temper, to iPhone as –...

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J.B. Harold Screenshot Club

The DS port of the classic investigative adventure game J.B. Harold Murder Club is coming out this month in Japan, and a few new screenshots have been released along with the appropriately pulpy boxart. The good news is that there still doesn't seem to be any inkling of gritty, circa-1990...

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J.B. Harold Murder Club rises from the grave

J.B. Harold Murder Club was one of those early CD-ROM games that combined investigative gameplay with tiny, thumbnail-sized windows of grainy, awful video. It was originally released for the Turbografx-16 CD-ROM in 1991, with the sequels appearing on the Pioneer LaserActive. And now, following the...

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TurboGrafx-CD games coming to Virtual Consoles worldwide

The news leaked out of Japan late last week, and now Hudson has officially announced its worldwide plans for TurboGrafx-CD games on the Wii's Virtual Console. In a press release today, Hudson announced the games will be available starting in October in Japan and "soon thereafter" in Europe, North...

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Virtually Overlooked: J.J. & Jeff

Welcome to our weekly feature, Virtually Overlooked, wherein we talk about games that aren't on the Virtual Console yet, but should be. Call it a retro-speculative. Hudson's J.J. & Jeff isn't particularly obscure. But it happens to be one of our favorite Turbografx-16 games, and we really like...

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Hudson celebrates the 20th anniversary of the PC Engine

2007 is the twentieth anniversary of the PC Engine (the Japanese Turbografx-16) and Hudson, who co-created the console with NEC, is honoring the little console and its little HuCards in two ways this year: By releasing lots of awesome games on the Virtual Console, and By featuring a multipart...

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