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What video game consoles are considered 'retro?' [duplicate]

Some answers to this are easy: NES/Famicom, PS1, Game & Watch, etc. However, as time rolls forward, the lines between getting older and retro are becoming more blurred for a lot of video game ...
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Are retro gaming consoles on-topic?

Should questions about retro gaming consoles and related topic (their hardware, games and so on) be on-topic? I tried to find an answer in the help, to no avail.
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Are questions about calculators on-topic?

I recently asked a software recommendation question for a TI-83 series emulator and TI-Basic interpreter. Are questions about calculator hardware, software, and programming languages on-topic for ...
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Is current use of retro technologies on topic?

The recent disclosure that floppy discs are still in widespread has already prompted one question How long will floppy disks maintain data integrity?. That question, being about the integrity of the ...
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Why are we so unfriendly to novices?

Retrocomputing has struck me, over the last six months, as being particularly unfriendly to novices. It's now reached the point where a new user (both to RC.SE and SE in general), probably a non-...
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What constitutes “computing”?

Related: What constitutes "retro"? Which kind of machines and software do we consider on topic? Are programmable calculators part of this site? What about electronic typewriters (some of ...
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Can I ask questions about older versions of Mac OS X?

I am not sure whether or not older versions of Mac OS X are classified as retro. I am talking about versions such as 10.0 - 10.6.
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Are questions about historical web APIs on topic?

After rene suggested our site for "historical curiosity" questions on Meta Stack Overflow's It's time to bury [digg], I started wondering whether Digg's API would be on-topic for Retrocomputing. No, ...
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Is PATA considered retro?

I have been making the assertion that PATA is on-topic, but it turns out that there isn't actually much (or any) consensus to back this assertion up with. Are questions about PATA, with no other ...
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What is the time period of “retrocomputing”

Sorry if this has already been answered. I haven't really figured out stackexchange yet. But what time period is retro computing? From the beginning to the 80s? 90s? Early 2000s?
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Moving out of beta?

It may be a good idea to refine the site, as I'm kind of unsure of the policy decisions you've made here (in meta), Consider filling out these two FAQ's (which is pretty routine on SE), https://...
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Is Intel Itanium on-topic here?

Intel Itanium is probably more-or-less "legacy" now, like the z80 or m68k not what you expect to see inside a computer that's in current mainstream use. That's the impression I got. But it's rather ...