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

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.