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'History of Portable Consoles' at 1UP

Recently, the most SCROLL-ish article I've written yet didn't put in SCROLL was published today at 1UP: The Hysterical History of Portable Consoles (I do take full responsibility for the title), which is, as it says, a history of all the different attempts to shrink game systems into utlimately expensive portable units, and revists such "gems" as the Top Guy (which I had almost forgotten about!), the TurboExpress, the Nomad, and all the other failures in between. Not to mention the recent wave of retro handhelds like the SupaBoy, which I doubt are demonstrably better than the old '90s attempts, but they're all goofy regardless.