The Video Game Years – 1977 Part 4 – Apple II & The Video Game Crash

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The Video Game Years are here! The exclusive show that examines the history, culture, and the oddities of video game history will have you learning, laughing, and scratching your head as we examine all that transpired in our favorite hobby’s past.


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  1. seriously this series is amazing!! everything is so professionally done i love it! i cant believe it but im actually learning more when i thought i already knew everything i could haha i didnt think it was possible considering how many yt channels i watch

  2. As much as I give them an A for effort on this series… VH1 beat you to how you presented this with facts mixed with sarcasm (some of it not really funny period!), it's called "I Love The ____'s

    P.S. Eric Lappe like Michael Ian Black need a good smack in the face with a bag of bricks.

  3.  Your facts are all wrong as there really was no "crash" in 1977. Sure sales were lower than previous years but it wasn't a "crash" since the industry didn't slow down like it did during the 1983 crash. The next year sales picked up and everything was back to normal. At the end of 1977 Atari wasn't the only console maker, The Channel F(1976) survived until 1979, the Bally Astrocade(1977) survived until 1983 and the RCA Studio II(1977) survived until 1979. These systems did not die because of a "crash", it was because of smaller sales and the immense popularity of the Atari VCS/2600. If your going to talk about video game history at least do some actual research.

  4. And then, in 1978… Mattel introduced Intellivision, with it's better graphics & sounds, and more challenging games. And with it, the Warner Communications-owned Atari–already hurt from it's game designers leaving in droves, for lack of appreciation–was sent into a tailspin, leading them into a desperate effort to compete with this bold newcomer that resulted in the 5200.

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