PC-50x Consoles

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Re: PC-50x Consoles

Postby scotland » December 18th, 2017, 2:07 pm

Just a quick reply that I'm really enjoying this thread. Every new post teaches me something I really had no idea about before.

The homebrew community has people that do wonders with hardware nowadays, but I don't know of anyone playing with first generation hardware much. However, I would not be surpised if AtariAge has some members that are!

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Re: PC-50x Consoles

Postby Sut » December 18th, 2017, 3:20 pm

pacman000 wrote:Atari was planning to release a Pong-on-a-chip-in-a-cart system: The Game Brain.

http://www.atarimuseum.com/videogames/d ... gamebrain/

Obviously it would've used their own chips, not GI's.

Apparently, the Epoch Cassette Vision could play both pong-on-a-chip games and ROM carts. http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/ ... ge=reviews

I wonder if anyone's ever tried to put a microcontroller or SoaC into one of these carts to make homebrew games?


Thanks for the links the Epoch sounds like it has a foot in both the first and second generations. Shame that as yet it seems unemulated. I enjoy playing through a system with a small library as you can play through all the games.

It looks like America did get a console with the same style tech the Telstar Arcade is essentially a PC-50x console not sure if GI chips but the games are the same but with different ‘sprites ?’

http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/ ... ge=reviews

Marriott Guy’s webpage is a superb resource.


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