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Gaming Monday, August 2nd 2010 at 3:10 pm

The Definitive History of Gaming Consoles: The Video

Our journey begins long, long ago, in 1972. The console was the Magnavox Odyssey, and at the time it was a major breakthrough in home gaming. But 38 years later, the Odyssey is one of over 450 gaming consoles, computers, and handhelds. The video below, compiled by Eliot Hagen of Elder-Geek, documents this long, crowded history. I don’t care how avid a gamer you are or how much you think you know about the industry, there will be a whole bunch of consoles in here you’ve never seen before. And frankly, if there aren’t, that could be very worrisome, and you should put down the computer and go outside. It’s a beautiful day/night/whenever it is right now.

So if you want a 23-minute, insanely comprehensive history lesson on gaming hardware, watch the video below. Let the music and the pictures envelop you in a comfy, nostalgic aura and take you on a journey through time and space.

My personal favorite is the Coleco Telstar Arcade (seen above). Choose yours and let us now in the comments.

(Via Elder-Geek via Reddit)

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