System Reviews

History of Consoles: ColecoVision (1982)

Console: ColecoVision Manufacturer: Coleco Availability: 1982 Consoles Sold: 6 Million+ Original Retail Price: $175 ($415.47 including inflation) History: The company Coleco was founded in Connecticut in 1932 originally as a manufacturer of leather supplies and as a shoemaker.  Eventually Coleco …

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History of Consoles: Magnavox Odyssey 2 (1978)

Console: Odyssey 2 Manufacturer: Magnavox Availability: 1978 Consoles Sold: 2 Million Original Retail Price: $100 ($351.39 including inflation) History: Magnavox had been the first manufacturer to release the first home video game console to the market in 1972 with the …

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review

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History of Consoles: Mattel Intellivision (1980)

Console: Intellivision Manufactured By; Mattel Electronics Availability: 1980 Original Retail Price: $299 ($832.69 including inflation History:   In 1978 major toy manufacturer Mattel decided to enter the home video game market after seeing Atari’s success with the Atari VCS (2600).  Mattel …

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An Overview of the CD-i Mouse

For the average home videogame platform, mouse accessories have generally garnered little support. Interestingly, such was not the case with the Philips CD-i platform. In this video we will be taking a look at the mouse peripheral itself, as well …

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Top 10 Video Game Consoles 5-1

    Welcome back to the Top Ten Video Games Channel and to the second part of my Top 10 Video Game Consoles Countdown list. What will land at my No.1 spot ? Well there’s only one way to find …

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History of Consoles: Bally Astrocade (1978)

Console: Bally Astrocade Manufactured By: Bally, Astrovision Availability: December 1977, but not shipped until 1978 Original Retail Price: $299 ($1,052.36 today’s dollars) History: By 1977 the home console market was growing in popularity with the release of the Fairchild Channel …

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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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