System Reviews

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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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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