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Link Roundup: PlayStation Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. It has been 20 years since the original PlayStation was released.
  2. A letter from LEGO to parents from 1974 shows the company was promoting the gender-neutral appeal of the toy 40 years ago.
  3. Down with digital! The vinyl record industry is making a comeback.
  4. “A Minute to Learn… A Lifetime to Master” — a look at the history of the game Othello.
  5. Short on space? Try a vertical wall game.
  6. Retro toys are all the rage this holiday season.
  7. Now that she’s no longer the #1 doll in the world, Barbie may need to downsize.
  8. Prince William plans to play Pictionary this Christmas.