1981 in video gaming

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List of years in video gaming (table)

Events

Magazines

  • January - Atari computer magazine ANALOG Computing begins 9 years of publication. Most issues include at least one BASIC game and one machine language game.
  • November - The British video game magazine Computer and Video Games (C&VG) starts.
  • Winter - Arnie Katz and Bill Kunkel found Electronic Games, the first magazine on video games and generally recognized as the beginning of video game journalism.

Business

Notable releases

Games

Arcade
Computer

Hardware

Arcade
Computer
Console
Handheld

References

  1. Video Game Myth Busters - Did the "Crash" of 1983/84 Affect Arcades?, The Golden Age Arcade Historian (December 27, 2013)
  2. George Lucas and the Digital Revolution, p. 296, 2006
  3. http://2600connection.com/library/magazines/spectrum/spectrum_dec82.pdf#page=7
  4. Game Genres: Shmups, Professor Jim Whitehead, January 29, 2007, Accessed June 17, 2008
  5. "donkey kong [coin-op] arcade video game, nintendo co., ltd. (1981)". Arcade-history.com. Retrieved 2013-02-28.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>