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!
Reserved for classic gaming discussions.
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.