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    Video Game History: The 80's

    This is the 2nd part of my series in the history of video games. Information for this thread was used from the internet. I apologize for any discrpencies.

    1980's Video Game History

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    Genres To Appear During The 80's

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    Popular Gaming Franchises Started

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    North American Video Game Crash of 1983

    Although video games in other parts of the world, mainly Asia and Europe, were thriving, North America's industry was about to disappear

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    Causes and Factors

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    Fallout

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    Nintendo Brings North American Video Game Market Back; Puts Chokehold On Developers

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    Also, Nintendo's iconic black pixelated box art had a reason behind it:

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    PC Gaming In The 80's

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    Online Gaming

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    Extra Information

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    Handhelds Show Up

    Groundwork of Handhelds

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    Atari Lynx and then Gameboy Emerge

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    Video Game Systems of the 80's

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    Epoch Cassette Vision (1981)

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    Vectrex (1982)

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    Emersion Arcadia (aka Arcadia 2001) (1982)

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    ColecoVision (1982)

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    Atari 5200 (1982)

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    Mattel Intellivision II (1982-1983)

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    Casio PV-1000 (1983)

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    Sega SG-1000 (1983)

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    Nintendo Entertainment System (aka NES) (1983)

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    Epoch Super Cassette Vision (1984)

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    Sega Master System (1985)

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    1986-1989

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    Family Computer Disk System (aka Famicom Disk System, Disk System, FDS) (1986)

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    Atari 7800 (1986)

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    NEC TurboGrafx-16 (1987)

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    Atari Lynx (1987)

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    Sega Genesis (aka Sega Mega Drive) (1988)

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    NEC SuperGrafx (1989)

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    Nintendo Gameboy (1989)

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    I hope you enjoyed this thread. If I missed any, let me know.
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    Amazing work Jaggy2872

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    Some great info in your thread. Scares me how I can remember so much of this What would kids do now if their gameboy looked like the original.

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    I love the history that you have here and I still have a Atari 2600 that still works and everything I play it every now and then

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    If you'd like to know more on game history there is a book titled Game History, a lot of good information in there

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