The VC&G Christmas Collection

December 13th, 2011 by Benj Edwards

Vintage Computing and Gaming Christmas Xmas Megapost

It’s that time of year again: the Yuletide. Instead of writing something new and fresh for the season, I thought I’d dredge through the VC&G archives for Christmas material and collect it all in one place.

Below you will find a list of everything Yule-flavored from this site and my freelance work. There are a couple slideshow gems in there that you don’t want to miss, so check those out if you haven’t already.

I have a soft spot for Christmas, having been raised with the tradition, so this list is for me as much as it is for everyone else. After going through these things again, it’s amazing to see how much Christmas stuff I’ve posted over the years. I hope you enjoy it.

Christmas Slideshows

Christmas Retro Scans of the Week

Christmas VC&G Posts

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

3 Responses to “The VC&G Christmas Collection”

  1. Joe Says:

    Benj, have you ever done a writeup on Mattel Football? It came out in the late 70s, and for men of a certain age it’s their iPod/Red Ryder BB Gun. If you didn’t have one you pined and pined, and if you did you were suddenly the most popular kid in school. Every boy would huddle around you wanting to play. The game was this: take your bright LED blip and try to fake out the computer’s dimmer blips. When you broke a long one off the right side you’d reappear on the left. The “whistle” after the plays and the “charge! inspired song played when you scored are ingrained in my mind.

    Love the site. Keep up the great work.

  2. Daniel Says:

    Benj, my favorite Christmastime computer software is the Sierra On-Line Christmas Card software. I’m gonna have to see if I have that around here somewhere, and set up a computer running DOSBox.

  3. Benj Edwards Says:

    Nope, I never have written about Mattel Football, Joe, but I did do a slideshow of handheld game systems (those that use cartridges) a few years ago for PC World:

    And Daniel, I think I’ve tried that program you mentioned before. I love electronic Christmas cards.

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