Retroist in Before the Crash

Retroist in Before the Crash

Okay, I tried to post this in the forum, but since I’m not tech savvy and am too much of a hack to do what is probably very little work to become tech savvy, I couldn’t get the pic to show up there, so I’ll just post it here. I was reading Before The Crash today, a book about video games pre-1983.
In the second chapter, there is a page-long discussion of a Magnavox Odyssey2 ad, followed by the ad itself. Here’s a screen capture from my Kindle version.
Notice the citation at the bottom. They took this from this post which dates back to 2009. So the Retroist’s reach extends beyond the website and podcast into academia. Video game academia, but academia nonetheless. Congrats, Retroist!


Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Bravo to the Retroist and a big thanks for sharing this with us, Doug! :D

  2. Yes great find Doug! That’s gotta feel good Retroist.

  3. Retroist,
    I said it before and I’ll say it again…

    YOU DA’ MAN!

  4. Great find, Doug -and congrats Retroist!

  5. Just finished the chapter (it isn’t easy reading), and is mentioned again in the notes. The author says she accessed the post on July 15, 2010.

  6. I need to get this book.

    Congrats Retroist!

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