Recently lightninglouie posted a brief review of an old Atari 2600 game, Space Cavern. The conversation in the comments resulted in a comprehensive and incredibly well-versed history of gaming consoles that is worth reading.
In the interest of ODeck Consolidation, you can find links to the relevant posts here. They regard
- old gaming systems with wood paneling,
- changes in controller design and overall quality,
- and Atari's rise and fall.
And you thought he was just the
Yoda guru bodhisattva Dude of comics; turns out he's also the Bishop of Battle for gaming consoles, and plenty more circa 1976-1984.