1984 in video gaming

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List of years in video gaming

1984 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as 1942, Tetris and Tower of Druaga.



Notable releases[edit]




  • January 24 - Apple Inc. announces the original, 128K, floppy disc-only, Macintosh.
  • March - IBM releases the IBM PCjr in an attempt to enter the home computer market. It has improved sound and graphics over the original, business-oriented IBM PC, but is commercial failure.
  • Atari announces the Atari 7800, a next-gen console that's compatible with Atari 2600 cartridges. It is then shelved until 1986 due to the sale of the company and legal issues.
  • Discontinued systems: Atari 5200, Magnavox Odyssey², Vectrex,


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