System Reviews

History of Consoles: Atari VCS/2600 (1977)

Console: Atari Video Computer System (later renamed Atari 2600) Manufactured By: Atari, Inc Retail Availability: October 14th, 1977 Original Retail Price: $199.99 Units Sold: 30+ Million History:  In the early to mid 1970’s Atari had experienced success with the home …

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History of Consoles-Atari Video Music (1976)

Atari Video Music History: In 1976 Atari released the Atari Video Music system.  Though technically the Atari Video Music system isn’t a gaming console, it was designed by Robert Brown, who was one of the guys who had worked on …

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Star Wars Xbox 360 System Review

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History of Consoles: Nintendo’s Color TV Game Consoles (1977-1979)

  History:  Nintendo was founded in 1889 as a playing card company and was based in Kyoto, Japan.  These playing cards were called “Hanafuda” and were popular during the time.  Nintendo would continue to to produce playing cards primarly until …

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History of Consoles-Studio II (1977)

Console: Studio II Manufactured By: RCA Year Released: January 1977 Discontinued: 1979 Price: $149.95 ($568.66 w/inflation) History: Ralph Baer creator of the original Odyssey system had approached RCA initially about backing up his invention.  At that time RCA passed on …

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MAMECADE TECH: Capcom CP System II

    Capcom released the CP System II in 1993. This video is not intended to be an in depth examination of the CPS II. It is NOT advised to open or tamper with your CPS II. This will void …

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Game Boy Color Review / Buyer’s Guide

Today I talk about the Game Boy Color, Nintendo’s underwhelming successor to the original Game Boy. Released in 1998, the Game Boy Color is viewed by some as a stopgap system, released only to buy Nintendo some time until the …

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History of Consoles-Channel F (1976)

Console: Fairchild Channel F Manufactured By: Fairchild Semiconductors Year Released: August 1976 Discontinued: Late 1982 Price: $169.95 ($691.04 w/inflation) Units Sold: 250,000 History: Fairchild Semiconductor released the Fairchild Channel F in August 1976, and it retailed for $169.95.  Fairchild Semiconductor …

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