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The Gaming Historian

The Gaming Historian YouTube channel chronicles the history of video games, including the hardware, accessories, hits, misses, and everything in between.

Host Norman Caruso guides viewers on a journey through the home video game industry. From blockbusters like Super Mario to lesser-known titles like StarTropics, Caruso takes an educational approach to inform viewers about the history and the stories behind the games. As a collector himself, Caruso approaches the topic with both an educated perspective and a fan’s enthusiasm. His videos are sincere and without the sarcasm that so many gaming-focused YouTube hosts use today. Having produced the channel for 11 years, Caruso is a valuable resource for those looking to deepen their appreciation of home gaming.

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