Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Video Game Console History

There's a seemingly complete list of video game consoles on the internet now. The consoles that I have had that are also listed:

(Although, we actually had an Atari 600; this is the closest to that which is on the list.)

(Rented when the system first came out, though, we didn't end up getting one to keep.)

A very Nintendo-heavy list and increasingly more PlayStation-friendly. But the list was missing this one, the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, which was more of a home computer than a straight game console (as was our Atari 600). We did play a lot of games on that system, especially the cassette-based text-adventure games. My Dad also says that he's got an old Magnavox Odyssey -- he claims that it played only two games so it was probably this one:

He also modded the system to remove the built-in controllers to make them portable, connected to the system with 1/4" jacks.

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