A Short History of the Game Boy by Schamil Saeed, 11

Over the years, there have been many attempts to capture the thrill of console games in a smaller, handheld package, but none have been as prolific as Nintendo’s Game Boy. But how, and why, did this asymmetrical gray brick become so popular? To find out, we have to journey to Kyoto, Nintendo’s headquarters, in the […]

The Rise of Nintendo by Schamil Saeed, 11

Nintendo. The console that changed the world, for 40 years and still going, there’s no escaping that video games have influenced multiple generations. We’ve all seen the ads; Mario’s mustachioed visage is as familiar to us as Santa Claus or Uncle Sam. But how exactly did this come to be? To figure this out, we […]