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Atari

Californian Nolan Bushnell created a game called Pong in 1971. The following year -  with $250 of his own money and a matching investment from partner...

Breakout

Designed by future Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs (though Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reportedly did the bulk of the work), Breakout turned the video...

Intellivision

It was an Atari world back in the late 70s and early 80s, but Mattel’s Intellivison staged a pretty good coup. The Atari VCS (aka the 2600)...

Odyssey

Before there was Atari, before there was even Pong, there was the Odyssey. We take it for granted now, of course, but try to...

Pong

The first successful computer game was a video version of ping-pong, whose "ball" was a blip that bounced back and forth on screen between...

Video Games

Encouraged by the success of Atari, other companies tried dipping their joysticks into the home video game market in 1976. Coleco introduced Telstar Pong, while the...

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Beat Street (1984)

Although it trades in such 1980s phenomena as breakdancing, rapping and graffiti, this exploitative teen pic proves only that the "puttin' on a show"...

Police Surgeon

1 9 6 0 (UK) Ian Hendry starred as Doctor Geoffrey Brent - a doctor with the Bayswater police - in this lightweight straight crime drama...

High Society (1956)

There are three men in the life of icy, spoiled Tracy Lord (Grace Kelly). The first is CK Dexter-Haven (Bing Crosby) - or "Dex"...

Third Man, The

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 4 (UK/USA) 77 x 30 minute episodes The series bore next to no resemblance to Graham Greene's original book...

Elizabeth (1998)

This historical drama set in the 16th century - starring Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush and charting the turbulent life and times of the self-proclaimed "Virgin Queen" - was given...

Weezer

In the early 1990s, singer Rivers Cuomo had an awkward girlfriend who was routinely picked on. His efforts to stick up for her inspired...

Bronco

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) 68 x 60 minute episodes This black and white Western drama from ABC starred Ty Hardin as former...