The evolution of video game media

From jumper cards to hard disks, these are the cards, cartridges, and drives that have shaped the world of gaming.

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A Selection of Computer Cartridges

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, home computers like the Atari 800 (2) and the Commodore 64 (3) straddled the line between PC and game machine. As a result, many home PCs ran software from ROM cartridges in addition to more traditional personal computer media like cassette tapes and floppy disks.

Key: [1] Commodore VIC-20 (1980), [2] Atari 400/800 (1979), [3] Commodore 64 (1982), [4] TI-99/4 (1979), [5] TRS-80 Color Computer (1980), [6] Mattel Aquarius (1983)

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