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1977 has several new titles such as Space Wars.

List of years in video gaming

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EventsEdit

Notable releasesEdit

 
The Atari Video Computer System was the most successful video game console of the second-generation era.

Video game consolesEdit

  • In September, Atari releases the Atari Video Computer System (later known as the VCS or Atari 2600) video game console alongside nine launch titles in the USA.[5]
  • Coleco releases a number of new models of the Telstar console: the Telstar Alpha, the Telstar Colormatic, the Telstar Regent, the Telstar Ranger, the Telstar Galaxy, and the Telstar Combat. Most of these systems feature only minor variations on the original Telstar model, such as new controller types (for example, the Ranger featured a light gun, while the Galaxy included joysticks).[6]
  • Groupe SEB releases the Telescore 750 dedicated home video game console.
  • Nintendo releases the Color TV Game 6 dedicated home video game console, featuring six variations of Light Tennis (a Pong clone). Nintendo's partner, Mitsubishi, produces most of the system's hardware components.[7]
  • Philico releases the Telejogo dedicated home video game console, featuring three pre-installed games.

Home computersEdit

GamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "Color TV Game 6". NinDB. Archived from the original on August 17, 2009. Retrieved February 18, 2006.
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