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How do retro supply stores prevent the controller rubber replacement parts from "expiring"?

My NES controller felt really awful. After ordering replacement rubber parts from a store, unscrewing my controller and replacing the original rubber parts with the new ones, it felt "like new&...
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Why did the Atari 5200 revert to only two controller ports?

The Atari 5200, released in 1982, had four controller ports, an unusual feature which as far as I know had never been seen before, and would not be seen again until the late nineties. The 1983 ...
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How does ‘Trent’s circuit board strategy’ work?

For those of you who are unaware, professional speedrunner Trent Hall discovered a now-banned speedrunning trick in GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64. The trick (called ‘Trent's circuit board strategy’...
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