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Brush up on your retro gaming knowledge with this new webseries

We forgot about most of these—and we bet you did too.


Sarah Weber


Posted on Mar 21, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 8:04 pm CDT

Think you know your retro gaming history? Yeah, we did too.

But a quick look at a new series from YouTube‘s Distractotron Channel quickly reveals that there are a lot of early game consoles that get overshadowed by more the memorable Atari classics.

Some, like the Color TV Game produced in 1977 by Nintendo, were only sold in Japan, so we have a bit of an excuse for not remembering them. But the Fairchild Channel F? We just totally blanked on that one.

Fortunately you can take a walk down memory lane and brush up on your retro gaming trivia in the first episode the Distractotron Channel’s new series on retro gaming history.

A few more episodes like this and we’ll be the MVPs the next time retro consoles come up at trivia night.

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*First Published: Mar 21, 2017, 1:05 pm CDT