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We all expect this year to be about the renewal of big consoles. But maybe it's actually going to be the year when a different kind of console shines forth.
Alors que #Sony et #Microsoft s'apprêtent à sortir leur nouvelles plateformes, 2013 serait elle l'année des micro consoles ?
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“Microconsole” is a term that I'm using to describe a new brace of low-cost, accessible and physically small game console. It's derived from the term "microcomputer". In case you're too young to remember them, microcomputers were cheap, easy-to-develop-for computers on which inexpensive games were sold. They had names like the BBC Micro, the Commodore 64, the Sinclair Spectrum and the Amiga (sort of) and were largely the reason why the “bedroom coder” came into being. They were also particularly popular in Britain, which is why so many old school legends of game development come from these tiny islands.