- 1979 in video gaming
Richard Garriottcreates " Akalabeth", a computer role-playing gamefor the Apple IIe. It launches Garriott's career and is a precursor to his highly successful "Ultima" series.
Namcoreleases " Bomb Bee", the sequel to "Gee Bee", " Galaxian", the first true color arcade game, and " Cutie Q", the second sequel to "Gee Bee".
Cinematronicsreleases the "Warrior" arcade game.
SEGAreleases the "Monaco GP" arcade game.
Atarireleases the " Lunar Lander" and Ed Logg& Lyle Rains' "Asteroids" arcade games.
Richard Bartleand Roy Trubshawcreate what is commonly recognized as the first playable MUD. (Note: Many say that this happened in 1978, though Bartle has stated 1979. [http://www.iol.ie/~ecarroll/mud/mudhistory.html] )
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subLOGICreleases "Flight Simulator" for the Apple II. It is later released by Microsoft(1982).
Matteltest markets the Intellivisionconsole in Fresno, California. It is released throughout the United Statesin 1980.
Milton Bradley Companyreleases the Microvisionhandheld
Texas Instrumentsreleases the TI-99/4home computer
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Ataricreates the Cosmos handheld (unreleased)
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