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Box Art History #3: Fairchild Channel F Wanted You To Collect ‘Em All
3 years ago

Box Art History #3: Fairchild Channel F Wanted You To Collect ‘Em All

Before the NES, before the Atari 2600…

Fairchild’s Channel F was the first video game console to run games directly from a cartridge. While Magnavox’s Odyssey had game cards that …
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Box Art History #2: The First Commercial Computer Games Were Distributed On Paper
4 years ago

Box Art History #2: The First Commercial Computer Games Were Distributed On Paper

Early computer game history often gets overlooked.

I’m just as guilty as anyone of overlooking computer game history. So for this series, I made a conscious effort to broaden my …
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Box Art History #1: The First Video Games In Boxes Were For Magnavox’s Odyssey
4 years ago

Box Art History #1: The First Video Games In Boxes Were For Magnavox’s Odyssey

“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” the saying goes.

This age-old idiom originally meant you shouldn’t judge a person by their shabby clothing. But in a literal sense, I …
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