Get ready to have hours of fun with this tiny console by the name of PICO-8. No need to spend hundreds of dollars on games. PICO-8 is loads of fun for a fraction of the cost.
PICO-8 is a fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs. It feels like a regular console but runs on Windows / Mac / Linux. When you turn it on, the machine greets you with a command line, a suite of cartridge creation tools, and an online cartridge browser called SPLORE.
PICO-8 is tiny to download, easy to install, and will run on almost anything! To use PICO-8, you’ll need either Windows, a Mac, Linux (i386 / amd64), or a Raspberry Pi with ~700MHz CPU. Turn your old unused netbooks or microcomputers into PICO-8s!
The Channel F was released in 1976, and was originally called the Video Entertainment System. While never a huge success on the market, the VES spawned just under 30 games, all of them shipping on the console’s revolutionary “videocarts”, which were the world’s first ever cartridge-based video games.