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Console Wars Deleted Chapter Revealed

NewspaperChristmas is the season of giving so it's only right that the author of the fantastic Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation, Blake J. Harris, choose this day to give us all a gift: a deleted chapter from the book that was left on the cutting room (editing room?) floor.  Presented at the Huffington Post, this short piece is set on Christmas Eve 1991 and is presented as rhyming couplets in the spirit of Clement Clarke Moore's "Twas The Night Before Christmas" (you know the rest... "and all through the house, not a creature was stirring", etc.).  As children dream of unwrapping a fancy new 16-bit console, Nintendo comes to the rescue of its adopted American home in Washington state with an offer to buy an ailing baseball team.  For more on Console Wars be sure to listen to Episode 134 of the Power Button podcast in which Blake joined us to discuss the project and, if that's not enough for you, don't miss the upcoming Episode 160 in which he returns to update us on what's happened to the book since we last spoke and take part in our discussion of the best games of 2014.