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Chronogaming is a Mini-craze?

Posted by Mezrabad, 13 July 2016 · 772 views

Wow, I coined an historical term!
Dr. Sparkle, thank you for giving me credit in this ^_^
I like how they refer to it as burning out. Really, I still want to do this, RL just sort of burned its way in.
Nelio! Yeah, a thing happened and I deleted my YouTube thing. I'll have to bring it back eve...

Pele's Soccer (Atari VCS, 1980)

Posted by Mezrabad, 05 September 2014 · 1,556 views
soccer, football, atari vcs and 4 more...
Pele's Soccer (Atari VCS, 1980)
As I've said before: "I'm not a sports fan" so how I felt about this game surprised me.
Contrasting from our recent excursion into third-party software that had only two games to a cart, Atari's (the party of the first part) Pele's Soccer has 54 games promised for it on the front of the box and it delivers w...

Fishing Derby (Activision, Atari VCS, 1980)

Posted by Mezrabad, 01 September 2014 · 1,357 views
fishing derby, activision and 5 more...
Fishing Derby (Activision, Atari VCS, 1980)
There are actually Fish Derbies in the real world, which I don't expect to be shocking news to any of you. However I thought reading the rules to one would be interesting.
It's possible that I wasn't entirely correct about it being i...

Boxing (Activision, Atari VCS, 1980)

Posted by Mezrabad, 30 August 2014 · 1,564 views
1980, chronogaming, atari 2600 and 3 more...
Boxing (Activision, Atari VCS, 1980)

We've seen a Boxing game once before! 1978 on the APF-1000MP. I'd actually recorded that play session on a VHS tape which now will not load anything because my VCR won't work. Well, the mechanical bits won't work. The electronic bits still work as a conduit to serve my old consoles. All hail the conduit!

Oooh, boy......

Maze Craze: A Game of Cops and Robbers (Atari VCS, 1980)

Posted by Mezrabad, 22 August 2014 · 2,259 views
1980, maze game, atari vcs and 4 more...
Maze Craze: A Game of Cops and Robbers (Atari VCS, 1980)
Someone in the 70s realized that there was fun to be found by using a computer to generate random mazes with a simple algorithm and allowing people to race through it. The first maze game that I can remember appearing on a home console was for the Fairchild Video Entertainment System (VES) an...

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