Eras of Gaming: 1980 - 1984 (Hooked Gamers)

Picture the scene: The early 80's was an era of videogames on cassette tapes and 5 1/4” floppy disks (think about the size of a square Frisbee) played on a whole myriad of platforms. IBM, Apple, Commodore, Tandy and Atari all had videogames systems to cash in on the rising interest in home gaming. It was not uncommon to find one title released for multiple systems as the years went by, upgraded with colour here or updated rule sets there (essentially the precursor to today's re-imaginings of old franchises). Come with us as we describe the era that saw gamers head out of dimly-lit arcades and into living rooms worldwide.

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