I spent 2019 criss crossing Japan researching my book , in search of the countrys architects of cool. In March of that year I came face to face with a true legend: Masayuki Uemura, the engineer who designed Nintendos first cartridge based game system, the Family Computer, aka the Famicom, aka the Nintendo Entertainment System. With a design based on the arcade hardware that powered Donkey Kong, the Famicom quickly revolutionized home gaming in Japan when it was released in 1983. As the NES, it...

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