Before Menu Screens, We Adjusted Consoles With Buttons

These wonderful shots are courtesy of Bleeping Relics, and show the control boards of a trio of old Pong consoles. These old analogue systems weren't adjusted via menu screens or fancy UI systems. If you wanted to change something, well, there was a button right there on the console.

Bleeping Relics [Flickr]


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    Also pretty interesting

      First? REALLY? Have we descended into this kind of madness already?
      Maybe I'm just being grumpy.

    That is actually pretty cool

      No doubt it'll still get flamed regardless, it is a paragraph long article consisiting mainly of images someone will complain came from reddit. It's their favourite trolling ground.

    Hey Luke! Maybe we don't want posts from reddit turning up here. Write something a little more interesting and engaging next time you mountainous git.

      Not everyone can spend their day going through the piles of shit that's on Reddit.

      If Luke didn't post this here I never would've seen it. Keep up the good work Luke!

        Then you need a life.

          "Not everyone can spend their day going through the piles of shit that’s on Reddit."
          "Then you need a life."

          Am I missing something here? He doesn't have all day to spend on Reddit, aka not having a life, therefore he needs to get a life?
          Cheesus, you need need to get over your obvious jealousy that Luke is paid to do what you do and is able to share something cool with a large audience. Sure, this is not news to you, or to me honestly, but it is news to younger gamers and other casual gamers who are on Kotaku since they don't want to be on an actual gaming news site

    I need a life because I don't have time for reddit? The irony...

      Who are you talking to??

    Some people really have too high a standard for the content of a site called Kotaku. . .

    No offense Serrels

      We don't have high standards, we just don't like reading complete and utter shit all the time coming from Plunkett's copy and paste antics. This would be a better place without it.

        Explain to me just how this article is compete and utter shit. . .?

          Not this article.. you just said about high standard and I did say it's regarding Luke Plunkett's articles and not this one. Your twisting words.

            But from the looks of things you seem to post negtive comments in the majority of Plunkett's articles. Are you saying that many of the Plunkett articles you post in not complete and utter shit as you call it?

              Every now and then he post's something of relevance that I might read. Doesn't mean I'm still not going to give him shit for being the worst writer on the internet.

                So you don't like Luke's writing and as a result, you're going to spend your time reading all of his articles and degrading him? Sounds like a hardcore fan to me

                But if he occasionally does write things of interest, how can he possibily be the worst writer on the internet?

                There are clearly worse writers than Plunkett online to the totally honest, Plunkett's work eclipses many Youtube commenters and quite a few bloggers. . .

              I think we're dealing with the ultimate 12 year old, is clearly envious of someone but is unable to admit it

                How am I envious of him? I have a job where I clearly earn more than him and contribute more to society but I like reading decent articles and Luke fails to provide that 90% of the time, this forces me to the conclusion that if you can't engage ONE reader at least 70-80% of the time your a shitty writer and this is true of Luke Plunkett.

                  Chill nerd, what's wrong with this article?

                  Since you're apparently a moron

                  Judging by your comments, you and Luke do the same thing all day, browse reddit and share interesting posts with others. By continuing to hate on Luke’s, and other’s, articles you are investing obsessive amounts of time into hating on someone. Sounds like textbook envy actions.
                  Are you therefore implying that Stephen King is a “shitty” writer since I, one person, am not engaged by 80% of his books. Not everyone who reads these articles comments on them, so because you fail to get engaged by them, everyone else also fails? You are obviously just not being engaged by his writing, this does not make him a “shitty” writer, it makes you not a key part of his audience. Not sure how many entertainment pieces you have written, but in the beginning, you decide on a specific audience to appeal to and aim your writing style to that audience. For example, if you are writing for an audience under the age of 5, you will not include references to rape and murder. If you are outside of Luke’s audience, it does not make him a poor writer.

    Judging by your comments, you and Luke do the same thing all day, browse reddit and share interesting posts with others. By continuing to hate on Luke's, and other's, articles you are investing obsessive amounts of time into hating on someone. Sounds like textbook envy actions.
    Are you therefore implying that Stephen King is a "shitty" writer since I, one person, am not engaged by 80% of his books. Not everyone who reads these articles comments on them, so because you fail to get engaged by them, everyone else also fails? You are obviously just not being engaged by his writing, this does not make him a "shitty" writer, it makes you not a key part of his audience. Not sure how many entertainment pieces you have written, but in the beginning, you decide on a specific audience to appeal to and aim your writing style to that audience. For example, if you are writing for an audience under the age of 5, you will not include references to rape and murder. If you are outside of Luke's audience, it does not make him a poor writer.

      Who are you talking to? Luke?

    You know, I was really against having to post this spiel again, since this will most likely be the fourth time I've needed to write it regarding people being negative towards Kotaku US articles, but I digress, I guess there's no point avoiding it now. . .

    If you come to Kotaku expecting high quality journalism 100% of the time from 100% of the writers, you are in the wrong place. Kotaku US is an entirely different beast to Kotaku Australia, but due to the agreement I would assume that was made between Gawker Media and Allure Media concerning the use of franchise names such as Kotaku, Gizmodo and Lifehacker amongst others, some concessions would need to be made, most likely the fact that the Australian site would be required to post a certain number of articles from the US version, or the US editors would have free range to post their articles across the board amongst the many international versions of Kotaku, Mark might have some power regarding the removal of some articles he doesn't seem as apporpriate or not relevant to the board, but it would be limited since the removal of too many US articles might come across as a violation of the agreement. But that is all my speculation, it might be entirely or somewhat right or even completely wrong, I'm just assuming here.

    What I'm getting at is I don't think Kotaku US for the most part sees itself as a news site. If it tried to it would no doubt be forgotten amongst the various other sites across the internet that do the same thing and do it better. SItes like IGN and Gamespot to name a few, exist to provide that bastion of Journalistic Integrity, Kotaku US does not.

    For the most part, from the various times I have ventured over to the US site I've found that many of the articles, the ones that consist of a few images and a paragraph or two are generally used as a jumping off point for discussion amongst themselves, although here they're generally used a excuses to flame the author. (though I have noticed a somewhat decrease in this)

    Kotaku US might not be the best gaming news site on the Internet, but I think for the most part they're not striving to. As I said, you can get Journalistic Integrity from any other site on the internet, why blend in with everyone else when you can provide something different.

    Has it really come to this again?

    I was amused by the short trip down amnesia lane these pics inspired in me, but then I made the mistake of reading the comments on a short post from Kotaku US.

    For myself, I like these posts. I like even more that I don't have to visit Kotaku US to read them.

    And even more than that, I LOVE that these posts help fulfil the required quota of daily posts and clickthroughs a site like this needs, leaving the Kotaku AU crew time to write great stories, often with a with local interest.

    Keep up the great work Kotaku AU !

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