General Instruments Video Game Chip Rides Again

Early video games like Pong were not computer-controlled. They used discrete logic to generate the TV signals. As you might expect, the market exploded when you could get all the logic on a chip. Many of those games used the General Instrument AY-3-8500-1 chip, and [Jeff Tranter] shows us the chip and the many different yet similar games it could play. You can check out the retro gameplay in the video below.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://hackaday.com/2023/11/13/general-instruments-video-game-chip-rides-again/