It’s been a while since the last WotRGW video (best acronym ever, right?) so, here we are! Definitely one of my most research-intensive videos yet considering all the different variants in both the West and Japan, but for the most part, this video focuses on the pioneering Turbografx-CD and CD-ROM² add-ons (for the Turbografx-16 and PC Engines, respectively). Why were they pioneering? They were the first video gaming devices to use CDs! This was all the way back in 1988, years before they become common in the mid-nineties.

Brendan Meharry Brendan Meharry (76 Posts)

Growing up while the fifth generation of consoles reigned supreme meant that Brendan missed out on much of the 80’s and early 90’s of gaming the first time around. He either lacked the cognitive ability to play them, as naturally, he was a baby - or he simply didn’t exist yet. Undeterred, Brendan started a blog called Retro Game On in 2011. This followed his exploits as he collected and played everything he could get his hands on no matter what the release date. While RGO is mainly YouTube focused these days concentrating on video reviews and historical features, the itch to do some old fashion writing never went away. More recently, Brendan has been a staff writer for the gaming website, GameCloud, mostly focusing on the indie gaming scene in his locale of Perth, Australia.