Week 8 - Early Consoles and Crash

Week 8 - Early Consoles and Crash - Who is credited as the...

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Who is credited as the creator of the first Easter egg in a video game?
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First video game Easter egg by Atari designer Warren Robinett
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S u r v e y    o f  D i g i t a l     G a m e s St.John Colón
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Consoles Home based systems flourished in the early Video Game Industry Home based systems evolved along side arcades. It all started with PONG
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The Dedicated Systems These Consoles were designed a built to play only one or a small set of games. Magnavox Odyssey (1972) Originally The “Brown Box”
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Home Pong (The motivation) Atari on verge of bankruptcy Bushnell to try Pong as a console Goal: Compressed Pong circuitry
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Home Pong (Tech Specs) 1975 – Released to Public Developed by Al Alcorn, Bob Brown, Harold Lee On screen digital scoring Used 7400 series TTL integrated circuits
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Home Pong (Selling it!) Retail chains wary of consoles Sears signed exclusive deal after Al Alcorn demo Sears requested twice the order Atari planned for. Released in Christmas 1975 for $100 Was a phenomenal success easy connectivity
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Home Pong (Versions) Atari designed more advanced versions of original Home Pong 1976 -Super PONG (model C-140) PONG Doubles (C-160). Super PONG series Ultra PONG (C-402S) Ultra PONG Doubles (C-402D)
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Home Pong (Consoles) Sears Pong Sears Hockey Pong Sears Super Pong Pong Sport II Sears Super Pong 4 Pong Sport IV
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PONG Clones/GI Pong Chip Following Atari's smashing success, several companies released PONG "clones“ Chief competitors Coleco's Telstar Magnavox's Odyssey 300 .
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General Instrument AY-3-8500 Created by GI as a “PONG-on-a-chip” Sold to create pong clones Played 4 PONG style games and 2 shooting games The chip had 4 video outputs One for the paddles -- One for the background --One for the ball One for the line down the middle and the score\ Each Signal could be colored separately Later joined by the AY-3-8700, a chip that played 4 variants on Kee Games’ Tank
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CONSUMER PONG MADNESS Country Manufacturer Pong Console Name Model Processor Chip(s) Year Games Accessories UK Academy Video GameD-5654AY-3-850019774 USA Allied's Name Of The Game A-100MCS-7600-00119768 (4x2) USAAPFMatch405AY-3-850019774 USAAPFTV FUN401AY-3- 850019764 USAAPFTV FUN401AAY-3-850019774 USAAPFTV FUN Sportsarama402MPS-7600-00119778Pistol, Pads USAAPFTV FUN405AY-3-850019774 USAAPFTV FUN405AAY-3-850019774 USAAPFTV FUN442TMS-195519774 FRA saflex? AY-3-850019776=Bi. Bip 8FRAsaflexVideo Sports AY-3- 850019774 FRA saflex Video Sports2000AY-3-850019786 USAAtariPONGC-1003659-1C19761 USA Atari Super PONGC-140C010073-319764 USA, Atari Super PONG PRO-AMC-200C010073-01197710 (2x5) USA Atari Super PONG PRO-AM TENC-202C010073-03197710 USA Atari Super PONG TenC-180C010073-01197610 USA Atari Ultra PONGC-402(S)C010765+Cxxxxx197716 USA Atari Ultra PONG DoublesC-402(D)C010765+Cxxxxx197732
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course CSCI 180 taught by Professor Stjohncolon during the Fall '10 term at USC.

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