The Never Ending War
Updated: Feb 7, 2020
The following message is brought to you by Captain Pain: Hey there everyone! So as some of you might know, we like to have theme months here at the HBCL. We just came off of Inuyasha month, which was very cool and nice for me to go back and watch movies that I haven’t seen in years, and to finally watch the end of the series. Now that we are in August, I plan on going back to do my post for Saturday Morning Cinema, Grab A Buddy Monday, and Anime Wednesday, but now it’s time for a new theme for this month. So since we just had a anime theme month, it only seems fitting that we have a theme based on why we started the HBCL, and that is video games. So this month’s theme is Console Mega-Wars.
In the 1970s the first wave of video game systems started to hit the market around the world. Most of them were just pong consoles, that the game was built into the system. The Magnavox Odyessy, the first video game system, was the first console to have a cartridge drive, which allow you to switch between games like we do today. Our current game systems, are part of the eighth generation of video game consoles, and man, have we gone a long way since the 70s.
So this month, we will be talking about some of those first and second generation consoles, or what I like to call the pre US video game crash era. Why most you may ask, well most of us at the HBCL were born in the 80s. So most likely, most of us probably never had the pleasure of playing such consoles like the RCA Studio II, the Fairchild Channel F, or something like the Ping-O-Tronic. Just my luck, someone here would not only have played all of these systems I just mentioned, they will write about them, just to purposely shit on my point. Anyways, come join us as we take a stroll down Memory Lane. So strap in and enjoy the ride.
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