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  1. The Famicom Disk System

    One of the things that made getting a Famicom attractive instead of an NES was its magical, mythical add-on, the Famicom Disk System. Like its successors, the PC Engine CD, the Mega CD, and the Nintendo 64DD, the FDS was originally an attachment that added additional storage and other benefits to proprietary games. Also similar to those other platforms, the FDS was eventually integrated into a single piece of hardware, the Sharp Twin Famicom, which came in four varieties.

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  2. Viva la 1980s!

    Several years ago I had decided that the best gaming decision for me was to have only physical games that came on discs and to buy cartridge based games as they became available on services such as Steam or the Nintendo's Virtual Console. In fact, I even cut off my beloved 16-bit era, despite the existence of the Sega CD and PC Engine CD. This strategy helped me to collect more games without taking up way more space. So I rocked along with a region free Saturn, twin Dreamcasts, twin PlayStation ...
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