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Let's face it...gaming is an activity that has been historically done alone. The TurboGrafx-16 came straight from the factory with a single controller port. The large majority of games for the system supported only single player capabilities. Are the console manufacturers, including NEC, trying to get a message across to us?

From what I understand, Americans spend a disproportionate amount of time in front of their TVs. Some poll results would tell us that the average is between three and four hours per day. That's a considerable amount of time in my book, and I think that most people would agree. I'll be the first to admit that does not exactly work towards the goal of reversing this trend. By promoting a video game console, we are encouraging people to spend even more time with their good friend, the television.

Believe it or not, the staff of is not proud of this image. Certainly there's a time for gaming, but gaming should not play a central role in your life. There are so many wonders to explore in this vast world, and the TurboGrafx-16 is only one of them! Take some time to broaden your horizons. Go out and catch a monster truck rally. Rip it up in a hotly contested figure skating competition. Pose for some romance novel covers. The point is, there is a time for gaming and there's a time to get out there and experience what life has to offer.

With this in mind, why not make the most of the gaming time that you do have? The most memorable times of gaming for me have been those times that I've spent with friends. If you're going to spend time in front of the television, why not make it a social activity? NEC released the turbo tap for a reason, so put it to use!

Short on multi-player games? Take a look at Bomberman, one of the TV Sports games, Dungeon Explorer, or Moto Roader. If you take the time to look, you can find some great games that make use of the turbo tap. Why not make your next gaming night a party? Besides, who among us doesn't have some friends that aren't educated in the ways of the greatest console known to man...the TurboGrafx-16?

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