The History of Video Games

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    Thanks for the link, that was pretty interesting. Although I am not a hardcore gamer myself... I definitely like video games. My favorite era was NES.
     

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    You read the whole thing that fast? I still haven't finished it. :supergrin:
     
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    inthefrey Moved on...

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    I can remember taking these apart and replacing the "button pads" with micro-switches.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    after Atari the guy did not feel he had enough $$$$ .....so he started Chucky-Cheese
     
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    costanza187 I like Macs

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    I read the parts that caught my attention the most.
     
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    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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    I miss my Atari 2600! :crying:
     
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    Pong - I've got the original

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    scwine ^%(#@$^!!!!!!!

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    Spent a lot of time on the ones from '75 to '85, starting off with Pong.

    cool link.
     
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    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Wow. I had forgotten how much home-games were available in the 70's.
     
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    I got mine on ebay for about $30 if I recall, rebuilt with new internal components. Same with the joysticks. Also get most of my games there.


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    That was pretty cool. I read up to '86, which was when I really began to lose interest in video games and spend most of my time with girls.
     
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    That's pretty cool, but my interest in the old games is one of nostalgia; stuff that reminds me of my times as a kid. New games designed for old systems are neat, but they don't really do it for me.




    '84 was the cut-off for me. I didn't play games again after that for about 20 years, until my kids became interested in them around four or five years ago. I pulled out the old Sega Genesis my wife gave me years earlier but I never played, and they loved it. They still play it occasionally. Then they got a Gamecube, and now a Wii. And I've since added a rebuilt Atari 2600 (and a drawer full of classic games) to the collection.
     
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    My wife still has her original Atari game console and several games.


    I never had an Atari :crying:

    But my freind across the road did.

    I had an Intellivision.

    Me and my BIL would play baseball on it and set a record of 36 innings.:supergrin: