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What has gone before . . .

Mezrabad

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This is one of those filler episodes that tell you what happened during all the previous episodes of the season, like that really lame episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation at the end of Season II where instead of actually writing a plot they just put Ryker in a coma and had him flash-backing the entire episode.

 

What's worse is that, not only is this a flash back episode it's a two-parter!!!

 

For those of you who are new (as if any of you are new) this blog is about going back in time and slowly, oh so slowly, plodding through history one game at a time as they were released. That's what it's about. What's actually involved is a lot of very expensive time travel, seedy hotels, cold meals and bad 70s hair.

 

We started in 1972 with the Magnavox Odyssey. (EDIT 2021: Below were links to all the Odyssey entries however now (in 2021) they are no longer links. Which makes this entry even more of a waste of brain space and eye fluids. End EDIT)

 

With the main console:

:| Table Tennis

:| Tennis

:sad: Football

:| Hockey

:) Ski

:twisted: Submarine

:twisted: Cat and Mouse

:D Haunted House

:sad: Analogic

:x Roulette

:) States

:) Simon Says

And the "Register your Odyssey and Get a Free Game" game,

:) Percepts

With the Shooting Gallery add-on:

:cool: Prehistoric Safari

:cool: Shootout!

:cool: Dogfight

:cool: Shooting Gallery

And finally, the Six Extra Games from 1972:

:D Fun Zoo

:roll: Baseball

:sad: Invasion

:) Wipeout

:| Volleyball

:| Handball

 

1973 was easy to get through as there were only four games, though they weren't exactly the least expensive.

:| W.I.N

:) Interplanetary Voyage

:D Brain Wave

:cool: Basketball

 

1974 went by with no new videogames released. Everyone just think about that a little bit. Yes, so many people complained about it that they were able to force the President at the time, President Nixon, to resign in disgrace. Many people don't know that. You can impress them with your knowledge.

 

1975 was the year PONG came home to the masses. I still haven't actually played a PONG unit. It's still on the list.

:?: Sears Telegames PONG by Atari

:( Magnavox Odyssey 100

:?: Magnavox Odyssey 200 (no entry for this.)

 

1976 was the year of the dedicated PONG clones with an innovative bright spot at the end.

Magnavox Odyssey 300 :)

Magnavox Odyssey 400 :|

National Semiconductor Adversary :|+ (I liked the controllers)

Fairchild Tennis :| and Hockey :)

Fairchild Tic-Tac-Toe :|+ / Shooting Gallery :) / Doodle :( / Quadradoodle :|+

Fairchild Desert Fox :| / Shooting Gallery :) :?:

Fairchild Video Blackjack :|!

 

In 1977 and 1978, things start gettin' busy which I'll do in the next entry.

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Oh boy! Oh boy! A post from the Chronogamer!

 

Me reads the entry slowly and carefully, relishing every word...

 

Wait...what? IT'S AN F*ING CLIP SHOW!!!! :ponder: <me gives Mezrabad that look>

 

Well, I enjoyed anyway.

 

Can't wait for part two,

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None of the links work now. :(

 

You have a typo above: Magnavox.

 

1974 went by with no new videogames released. Everyone just think about that a little bit. Yes, so many people complained about it that they were able to force the President at the time, President Nixon, to resign in disgrace. Many people don't know that. You can impress them with your knowledge.

 

:D

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On 1/21/2013 at 9:09 PM, Nelio said:

None of the links work now. :(

 

Dang. I don't have the strength to fix all those links again. I will remove them and not call them links. Thank you for checking.

 

On 1/21/2013 at 9:09 PM, Nelio said:

You have a typo above: Magnavox.

 

Fixed!!! (only took 8+ years)

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