Have a new Wonders of the Retro Gaming World episode! Go on, you deserve it.

Today, the star of the show is the GameLine by CVC (Control Video Corporation). Released in 1983 for the Atari 2600, this was a modem that plugged into the cartridge slot that allowed users to “download” games over a phone line connection. It lasted less than a year, unfortunately, but CVC eventually turned into one of the biggest tech companies of the 1990’s…

Brendan Meharry Brendan Meharry (123 Posts)

Growing up while the fifth generation of consoles reigned supreme meant that Brendan missed out on much of the 80’s and early 90’s of gaming the first time around. He either lacked the cognitive ability to play them, as naturally, he was a baby - or he simply didn’t exist yet. Undeterred, Brendan started a blog called Retro Game On in 2011. This followed his exploits as he collected and played everything he could get his hands on no matter what the release date. While RGO is mainly YouTube focused these days concentrating on video reviews and historical features, the itch to do some old fashion writing never went away. More recently, Brendan has been a staff writer for the gaming website, GameCloud, mostly focusing on the indie gaming scene in his locale of Perth, Australia.