Most of us think of a game console as having a separate console, a slot to insert game media, and controllers.
Coleco's Telstar Arcade had everything put together in a triangular shaped box. It came with a steering wheel and
a gear shift for racing games, a revolver-style light gun, and two paddle like controllers for pong or tennis-like games.
The Telstar Arcade was released in 1977. It was the culmination of 13 different iterations over two years.
The design proved to be awkward for consumers. In order to play a different style game, you had to rotate the
device, which could end up in tangled cables. The device was not the success Coleco hoped it to be, and nearly drove
the company to bankruptcy.
Intel 8048 @5.91MHz
192Bytes CPU-RAM, 6K RAM, 1K ROM
1 Channel, 8 sounds
4 8x8 single color user def sprites; 12 8x8 ROM sprites; 4 quad characters
320x238 16 colors, 160x200 16 colors
Intel 8244 (PAL)/8245(NTSC) and EF9340 / EF9341 for new Video Modes
Intel 8244 (PAL)/8245(NTSC)
Books & Publications
Collection of books on the 6502 and compatible CPUs
A collection of books on Assembly Programming
A collection of books on Programming in BASIC
Books on programming in the higher programming languages Pascal and C
Collection of books on the Z80 8-bit CPU used in various home-computers
Magazines & Serials
Magazine devoted to the 68xx user
Advanced Computer Entertainment Magazine
Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)
The Journal for progressive computing
Computer and Video Games, multi-format British Magazine
Das Grosse Heimcomputer-Magazin
Monthly Programming and Technical Magazine
Una delle riviste storiche di informatica in Italia
Basic listings for various Japanese computer systems, including Sharp, MSX, Pasiopia, and more.
The 6502/6809 Journal
Slovenian Computer Magazine
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