Welcome to the first CVG 101 column. My name is Lee K. Seitz, and I’ve been actively collecting classic video games since the late 1980s. The purpose of this column is to help educate newcomers to the hobby of collecting classic video games. Each issue I’ll choose a different topic to explain. I hope you find these columns both educational and entertaining. For my first column, I’m simply going to try to define many terms often used within the hobby while giving a brief history of home video games.

If you’re on the Internet, there’s a Usenet newsgroup where collectors discuss classic video games. Its name is rec.games.video. classic, or r.g.v.c for short. If you’re not familiar with news groups, I’m afraid it’s too big a topic to go into detail here. Try a site like DejaNews (www.dejanews.com) or RemarQ (www.remarq.com). You’ll see many of the terms I discuss here come up in the discussions in r.g.v.c.

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