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A look back to a time when the festive season gave developers an excuse to be playful, innovative, or just plain silly.
The Master System is a retro gaming star with a tremendous legacy, and an also-ran that struggled to make impact. But how could that be?
Long after the rise of 3D game visuals, pixel art continues to flourish, evolve and delight. And there’s good reason it remains a cultural touchstone for everything that video games are.