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Atari 5200
2013-03-26 12:10:52

The Atari 5200 is a video game system that is manufactured by Atari Inc., and was introduced in 1982. It was the successor to the Atari 2600, but did not do as well commercially, mainly from its incompatibility with the 2600’s library of games. In 1983, two port models were released along with an adapter to allow the 5200 to play all 2600 games. On May 21, 1984 Atari released the Atari 7800...

Sega Dreamcast
2013-03-16 09:06:37

The Dreamcast is a video game console released by Sega in November 1998 in Japan, September 1999 in North America, October 1999 in Europe, and November 1999 in Australia. In the first 24 hours of release 225,132 units were sold and a total of 500,000 in the first two weeks. On January 31, 2001, Sega announced it would discontinue the production of the Dreamcast in March 2001 and concentrate...

Atari 2600
2013-03-15 11:53:09

Image Caption: An Atari 2600 four-switch "wood veneer" version, dating from 1980-1982. Shown with standard joystick. Credit: Evan-Amos/Wikipedia The Atari 2600, originally named VCS, was released in October 1977 by Atari Inc. It is a video game console using cartridges for game play instead of having the software built into the system. In 1978 only 550,000 units were sold out 0f 800,000 that...

Magnavox Odyssey
2010-10-12 18:28:12

The Magnavox Odyssey, predating the Atari pong, was the world's first home video game console. It was released in 1972. Designed by Ralph Baer, the Odyssey prototype was called the Brown Box and is now in the Smithsonian Institute National Museum. It was also placed, by IGN in 2009, as one of the top 25 video game consoles of all time. Although many collectors think the Odyssey is analog,...

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.