Video game ads, flyers, catalogs and stuff

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scotland
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Video game ads, flyers, catalogs and stuff

Postby scotland » October 6th, 2016, 10:50 am

Just having fun with old video game marketing and stuff

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Hey look, for $15 plus S&H you can buy an arcade stick (okay. its a block of wood to hold your joystick). Get out your money orders.

Robotrek
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Re: Video game ads, flyers, catalogs and stuff

Postby Robotrek » October 6th, 2016, 2:21 pm

I remember this one! I thought it was so cool getting games through cable, it was like a precursor to cloud gaming. It was so cool. Apparently, Playcable was discontinued because hooking up the module to a home PC actually allowed people to write games and run them on the Intellivision, so Mattel actually recruited the guys that figured it out to create the Intellivision version of Bump N' Jump, in order to prevent competition.
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lynchie137
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Re: Video game ads, flyers, catalogs and stuff

Postby lynchie137 » November 17th, 2016, 7:19 am

scotland wrote:Just having fun with old video game marketing and stuff

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Hey look, for $15 plus S&H you can buy an arcade stick (okay. its a block of wood to hold your joystick). Get out your money orders.


I bet that this is where LJN got the idea for their "Rollin" Rocker" peripheral that they made for the NES.


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