After covering Nintendo’s Satellaview and the SEGA Channel, we’re taking a look at the actual first instance of video game ‘streaming’ on demand – The PlayCable. Using a cable TV connection (much like the SEGA Channel) but instead all the way back in 1981! Nearly 15 years earlier!

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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.


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