Revisit an age earlier than Atari 2600 in Episode 275

Yeah, there have been consoles again then.

We do not typically enterprise again into online game historical past of the times earlier than the Atari 2600, primarily as a result of there merely is not that a lot historical past to talk of that far again. In case you’ll recall final week’s episode, we actually struggled to give you something video game-related to say in regards to the 12 months 1970. It is a very younger medium, you see. The one artwork type with much less historical past behind it than video video games is web shitposting.

We went for it this week, and by “we” I actually imply “Kevin Bunch’, buddy of Retronauts and spelunker into the historical past of the Atari Video Laptop System—or because the cool children prefer to name it, the VCS. Kevin leads us, and by “us” I actually imply “me”, into the times earlier than even Atari had a console to discover two of the world’s first sport consoles: The RCA Studio II and the Fairchild Channel F.

Take pleasure in this foray into prehistory. We do not typically have an opportunity to delve into a subject fairly this esoteric—so huge due to Kevin for sharing all his in depth analysis and expertise!

Retronauts Episode 275: Pre-Atari Consoles
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Episode description: Jeremy Parish and classic gaming professional Kevin Bunch flip again the palms of time to an period when the thought of the Atari 2600 was only a twinkle in somebody’s eyes, placing the concentrate on two pioneering consoles: RCA’s Studio II and the Fairchild Channel F.

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