1984 in video gaming

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List of years in video gaming (table)

Events[edit]

Business[edit]

Notable releases[edit]

Games[edit]

Arcade
Computer
Console

Hardware[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, Vectrex, Intellivision

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kurt Kalata & Robert Greene. "Hydlide". Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Hague, James (1997). Halcyon Days: Interviews with Classic Computer and Video Game Programmers.