Video Game History
by Full Sort
My first experience with video games was when a family member gave us their old Odyssey video game system. As a small kid, I was fond of this system for a little while until I became bored. You would take a piece of plastic with drawings on them and stick it to your TV set using static electricity. The user would control a bright dot around the screen which would show through the transparent plastic drawings. There was soccer, baseball, haunted house, racing, etc. When the Atari 2600 came out, ours was Sears private label, I guess this game was sold in a garage sale. Video game history bucket concentrates on 1970s and 1980s.
From WarGames movie in 1983. This is how it used to be! Stand and play for a quarter each game.
Excellent report from 1981. Cool to go back in time. Played Asteroids for 31 hours on just one quarter!
Here's a modern list for 2022. Not really historical in past tense but still interesting enough for this bucket.
My friend in high school had Nintendo. I was amazed how the graphics were an improvement over Atari.