Which piece of gaming equipment is the object of my obsession this month? The PC Engine.
Sadly, this isn't the first time I've spent an unhealthy amount of time thinking about NEC's little white wonder; in fact, I've done it a number of times since I first became aware of the pocket-sized system in the late 1980s.
This is one of the best photos of a PC Engine I could find on line.
How exactly am I obsessing about the PC Engine? Oh, reading reviews of its games (TheBrothersDuomazov.com is current fave), searching for images of the system and its games on Flickr--that kind of (bat-shit crazy) thing.
Ironically, I bought a PC Engine CoreGrafx II and a slew of games on eBay a few years ago--only to turn around and sell the whole shebang when my husband and I moved to Seattle. It's just as well, I guess, since I've always preferred--and, as a result, wanted--the alabaster original.
See also: 'I hereby declare March 15 Hug Your PC Engine (or TurboGrafx-16) Day'