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Atari VCS

The Atari VCS (Video Computer System) is a second-generation home video game console that was released by Atari on September 11, 1977. The Atari VCS later renamed Atari 2600 is widely credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games stored on ROM cartridges, a media that was first developed by Fairchild Semiconductor for use with their Channel F home video game console. The conception of the Atari’s home video game console can be traced back to 1973.