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Atari - Raiders Of The Lost Ark (Commercial, 1982)

Views: 2337

Here's a commercial for a totally awesome game for the Atari 2600 - Raiders of the Lost Ark.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, November 11th 1982.

Activision - Pitfall! With Jack Black (Commercial, 1983)

Views: 7339

Here's a commercial for the videogame Pitfall! by Activision and featuring at the beginning a very young-looking appearance of the actor Jack Black - rockin' the pith helmet.

That girl at the end - I remember her from Twilight Zone: The Movie too - but I know she's been in lots of other stuff from the time period.

Available at: Walgreen's and Video Etc.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, October 30th 1983.

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 - "Chicagofest '81" (1981)

Views: 5320

Here's a segment from the 10pm NewsCenter5 telecast on WMAQ Channel 5 with a look at Chicagofest '81. Featuring Chuck Henry, Warner Saunders, Barry Bernson, and Linda Yu at the end.

Chaka Khan is shown performing, and then Barry Bernson takes us on a tour of the video game area with over 200 machines, and a look at Williams Electronics, the company that created Defender - at 3401 North California, and then Midway Manufacturing in Franklin Park - responsible for producing Pac-...

Atari 2600 - "Play It!" (Commercial, 1978)

Views: 1493

Here's an early commercial for the Atari 2600 VCS (Video Computer System) featuring shots from the Atari Star Ship, Black Jack, and Basketball cartridges - and featuring the celebrities Carol Channing and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Only 20 cartridges were available at the time.

"Don't Just Watch Television Tonight - Play It!"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, November 26th 1978.

Activision - Megamania (Commercial #2, 1983)

Views: 1465

Here's another commercial for the Atari 2600 home videogame Megamania - by Activision. The previous one was definitely more rockin'.

Available at: Osco Drugs - Center Video - and Minnesota Fats

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, February 5th 1983 during the 5:00pm to 6:00pm timeframe.

Halfsies - "Magic Motion Poster"(Commercial, 1983)

Views: 3853

Here's a commercial for Halfsies cereal by Quaker. Featuring a promotion where you can win a Super Zaxxon, Star Trek or Pengo arcade game.

Look for "Dudley" (Shavar Ross) of Diff'rent Strokes fame as well as Keith Coogan - the kid from "Adventures in Babysitting".

"Entries must be received by Dec. 31, 1983."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, July 23rd 1983.

Astrocade - "The Professional Arcade" (Commercial, 1982)

Views: 5851

Here's a commercial for another game system that never really got off the ground - the Bally Astrocade. I remember I got one of these years ago at a flea market and it had the most awkward controllers I've ever used. "The Professional Arcade" - for those times you want to do your serious business next to a pac-man machine.

Available at:

Team Electronic's - Algonquin, Illinois
Polk Brothers - Chicago, Illlinois

"Available Soon"

Into The Valley Of The Space Invaders (Part 2, 1982)

Views: 2676

Here's Part 2 of the Field Communications produced mini-documentary, "Into The Valley of The Space Invaders" hosted by Bob Wilkins. This fun special takes a look behind the video game phenomenon and interviews some of the Silicon Valley artists, programmers, and engineers involved in making them.

Obviously this airing is from the San Francisco Field outlet, KBHK Channel 44, but here in the Chicago area this program aired at least twice on WFLD Channel 32 - on

Into The Valley Of The Space Invaders (Part 3, 1982)

Views: 1833

Here's Part 3 of the Field Communications produced mini-documentary, "Into The Valley of The Space Invaders" hosted by Bob Wilkins. This fun special takes a look behind the video game phenomenon and interviews some of the Silicon Valley artists, programmers, and engineers involved in making them.

Obviously this airing is from the San Francisco Field outlet, KBHK Channel 44, but here in the Chicago area this program aired at least twice on WFLD Channel 32 - on

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