1984 in Video Gaming
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1984 in Video Gaming

1984 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as 1942, Tetris and Tower of Druaga.

Events

Business

Notable releases

Games

Arcade
Computer
Console

Hardware

  • January 24 - Apple Inc. announces the original, 128K, floppy disc-only, Macintosh.
  • March - IBM releases the IBM PCjr in an attempt to enter the home computer market. It has improved sound and graphics over the original, business-oriented IBM PC, but is commercial failure.
  • Atari announces the Atari 7800, a next-gen console that's compatible with Atari 2600 cartridges. It is then shelved until 1986 due to the sale of the company and legal issues.
  • Discontinued systems: Atari 5200, Magnavox Odyssey², Vectrex,

References

  1. ^ Current, Michael. "A History of WCI Games / Atari / Atari Games / Atari Holdings". Atari History Timelines.
  2. ^ Current, Michael. "A History of Tramel Technology / Atari". Atari History Timelines.
  3. ^ "M Network Titles for Computers". Intellivision Lives. Intellivision Productions. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Where Are They Now?". Intellivision Lives.
  5. ^ Kurt Kalata & Robert Greene. "Hydlide". Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ Hague, James (1997). Halcyon Days: Interviews with Classic Computer and Video Game Programmers.

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