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TurboExpress
2013-08-10 07:24:17

The TurboExpress was a handheld video game console produced as a portable version of the TurboGrafx-16/PC. It was released in 1990 by NEC and known as PC Engine GT (Game Talk) in Japan. Considered to be the most advanced handheld upon release, it could play all of the TurboGrafx-16’s HuCard games. It only sold 1.5 million units and was plagued with problems. Frequent sound failure and...

Coleco Gemini
2013-04-28 10:06:48

The Coleco Gemini is similar to the Atari 2600 video game console. The Gemini was manufactured by Coleco as the second generation game console using ROM cartridges. In 1982 Coleco produced an expansion module for the ColecoVision that was compatible with the Atari 2600. Atari tried to sue Coleco for patent infringement but lost, allowing Coleco to manufacture the Coleco Gemini. The Gemini...

Sega Genesis
2013-04-27 09:05:01

The Sega Genesis is the fourth generation of game consoles developed by Sega. It was also known as the Sega Mega Drive released in Japan on October 29, 1988. It was released in other regions as the Sega Genesis. In the US, New York and Los Angeles were the first cities to get the console on on August 14, 1989 in. On September 15, 1989 it was released to the rest of North America. It was...

ColecoVision
2013-03-16 09:15:20

The ColecoVision is a home game console produced by Coleco Industries and released in August 1982. Nintendo’s Donkey Kong was licensed to Coleco to be the official game pack cartridge with all ColecoVision consoles. By the end of 1982, more than 500,000 units were sold. Outside the United States, the console was sold as CBS ColecoVision. By early 1983 over one million total units were...

Panasonic 3DO
2013-03-16 08:56:25

The Panasonic 3DO is a video game console produced by Panasonic and was released in North America On October 4, 1993, in Japan on March 20, 1994, and in Europe later in 1994. The 3DO games were manufactured by multiple developers who paid a royalty to 3DO for each game that was sold. This ultimately was the downfall of the 3DO, making it a very expensive product. The founder of 3DO, Trip...

Norway Lemming Norwegian Lemming
2007-10-23 13:50:58

The Norway Lemming or Norwegian Lemming (Lemmus lemmus), is a common species of lemming found in northern Scandinavia and adjacent areas of Russia. It is the only vertebrate species endemic to the region. The Norway lemming dwells in tundra and fells, and prefers to live near water. Adults feed primarily on sedges, grasses and moss. They are active at both day and night, alternating naps with...

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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