[RetroConsole] Atari 2600 is 40 years old!!!


If you are old enough and/or you have studied the history af video games you’ll know that Atari MEANS video games. The company that back then has been the fastest growing compnay in all the US, capable to release tons of games and make astonishing profits was the same company that redefined, or better DEFINED…

[RetroConsole] ColecoVision


For many years in the 70s and early 80s video games meant exclusively Atari, specifically Atari 2600. A lot of competitors tried to challenge this colossus over the years to try and gain slices of market but all the attempt eventually failed. Just two consoles were good enough to threaten Atari: Mattel Intellivision and ColecoVision…

[RetroConsole] Emerson Arcadia 2001


The second generation of gaming consoles is a huge world. Maybe not as the first, which features hunderds and huindreds of PONG clones and clones of clones, but something really big to handle anyway. During the roaring days of the first consoles wars the american company Emerson Radio Corp, one of the biggest electronics retailer…

[RetroConsole] Hello, who’s speaking? RCA Studio II!?


Can a console be old even in 1977, when you could count the “big” consoles using only the fingers of one hand? RCA made this possible when they released their telephone Studio II in January. While the gaming world was switching to the 2nd generation, leaving only a small space to the old PONG clones of ther 1st…

[RetroConsole] The F Factor: Fairchild Channel F


It was the hot August of 1976… Actually I don’t know if the August of 1976 was hot or cold, but this is a romanticized way to start this post dedicated to the console that started the second era in 1976, the Fairchild Channel F. Before the name Channel F the Fairchild console was known…