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Know Video Games? Name All These Consoles!

By - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 47 comments

Test your video game console knowledge here!

Think you know about most of the gaming machines in history? Even if you do, you could learn a thing or two from Elliot Hagen of Elder Geek.

Hagen has compiled a 23-minute video detailing every gaming console and computer in history.

"There are over 450 consoles, computers, and dedicated game machines in this video and there were over 1300 individual elements in Sony Vegas that, when combined, formed this awesome video slideshow that you’ll see below," Hagen wrote.

Check out the two-parter embedded below.

Insane Console History 1

Insane Console History 2

Bonus activity: try to name all the video game classic tunes used. (Answers here.)

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    trandoanhung1991 , January 2, 2011 7:56 PM
    @Randomacts
    Fail at attempting to read and understand words.

    "Hagen has compiled a 23-minute video detailing every gaming console and computer in history."
    'Nuff said.
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    Randomacts , January 2, 2011 7:18 PM
    Fail at including commodores in there those are PCs not consoles.
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    trandoanhung1991 , January 2, 2011 7:56 PM
    @Randomacts
    Fail at attempting to read and understand words.

    "Hagen has compiled a 23-minute video detailing every gaming console and computer in history."
    'Nuff said.
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    Vladislaus , January 2, 2011 8:10 PM
    Still own a working Philips Videopac G7000 my dad bought me in 79.
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    jhansonxi , January 2, 2011 8:24 PM
    There was a lot more single-game systems than I ever knew about.

    I own a Vectrex and a TI-99/4A.

    I've played Atari 2600 and 5200 systems (Space Dungeon was awesome with two people sharing movement and fire duty!). I've played a Magnavox Odyssey2 but don't remember much about it.
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    fobnicat , January 2, 2011 8:28 PM
    Got an Intellivision sitting a few feet from me right now. Never played it, but sure have been thinking about trying it.
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    Darkerson , January 2, 2011 8:32 PM
    Makes me miss the various consoles and odd game related things Ive owned over the years and no longer have. Fun times back then, even if games were more "crude" compared to what we have now a days.
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    ProDigit10 , January 2, 2011 8:50 PM
    commodore 64,atari,nintendo 8bit, and nintendo stop watch with donkey kong game, where my first consoles!
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    elcentral , January 2, 2011 9:07 PM
    RandomactsI'm sorry I am not 200 years old I don't know all of those crappy consoles .


    you can easily move forward if you got knowledge of mistakes made in the past ;b
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    wickedsnow , January 2, 2011 9:33 PM
    Sorry for the above copy, I clicked the wrong button.
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    Fendulon , January 2, 2011 9:44 PM
    Haha that's a pretty awesome set of videos. I certainly can't name them all, but I did enjoy the videos.
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    Anonymous , January 2, 2011 9:59 PM
    lol they included the iphone and ipod touch might as well include all the android phones if you include that crap
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    matchboxmatt , January 2, 2011 10:18 PM
    You know what I love to do when I visit a tech website?

    Yup, shop for clothes.
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    SlickyFats , January 2, 2011 11:12 PM
    Great video(s). Most of those I didn't know, a lot were foreign consoles only though.
    I didn't know until now that my Sega Genesis is actually the Genesis 2.
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    eddieroolz , January 3, 2011 12:24 AM
    I felt stupid after not getting past the first minute.
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    mayankleoboy1 , January 3, 2011 12:46 AM
    Quote:
    I'm sorry I am not 200 years old I don't know all of those crappy consoles .


    show some respect man.
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    ohseus , January 3, 2011 1:16 AM
    @Ramdomacts. change the ID to Random Idiocy it would be far more accurate.

    These are some awesome systems. Actually had the Coleco Telstar Arcade. .

    @jhansonxi Space dungeon with 2 players completely rocked.
    Most those older games were much better than today's fancy graphic,s style over fun game play titles.
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    Marco925 , January 3, 2011 1:50 AM
    RandomactsI'm sorry I am not 200 years old I don't know all of those crappy consoles .



    Society was never built on success. Society was built on failure, those "Crappy" consoles were what got us to where we are now. by evaluating the product, keeping what's good and throwing away what's bad. we have learned to create today's consoles.
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    alhanelem , January 3, 2011 2:16 AM
    Marco925Society was never built on success. Society was built on failure, those "Crappy" consoles were what got us to where we are now. by evaluating the product, keeping what's good and throwing away what's bad. we have learned to create today's consoles.


    true, one day we will look back on consoles like the PS3 and 360 and think they were crappy consoles, but they led to the development of the consoles of the future.
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    loomis86 , January 3, 2011 2:25 AM
    cool videos. Most of those I've never heard of or seen. I actually have had 8 of them shown in the 2 part vid:

    pong(except mine was a 4 paddle version not shown in the vid)
    atari 2600 delux(delux version not shown)
    mattel football (shown @ 2:44, the center handheld)
    commodore vic-20
    commodore 64
    commodore 128
    xbox
    xbox360

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