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History of video games/Platforms/Gameroom Tele-Pong

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History[edit | edit source]

Compton, California was the city where Entex was based.

Entex was founded in Compton, California in 1970 to produce toys.[1] Entex launched the Gameroom Tele-Pong in 1976,[2][3] becoming an early entrant into the game console market. Little more information is available for this console, though it's earliness and following Entex consoles make it noteworthy.

Technology[edit | edit source]

The Gameroom Tele-Pong likely used analog circuits,[4] similar to the Magnavox Odyssey. The system uses eight integrated circuits, and 26 transistors.[5][3] The console has a one player mode, which is known for its high difficulty.[2][3]

The Gameroom Tele-Pong is powered by four C type batteries.[4] Players may manually turn score dials on the console to track scores.[3]

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