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A lot of people are under the impression that the console wars never really took off until the founding of the internet and internet message boards. While, in many respects, this is true, it would be a lie to say that there was no competition and that everything was dandy up until the late 90s. Sure, fans didn't get all crazy and hyped up with one another in the 80s, but there was a definitive rivalry between gaming companies and gaming's beloved franchises. If you want to test how much you know about this subject- starting way back in the early 80s- read onward...
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Quiz Yourself on How Much You Know About the Early Console Wars
- General Console War Info, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Console_wars#Early_console_wars
- Third Generation Info, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(third_generation)
- All other info comes from author knowledge on the subject.
- Image comes from promotional material released by SEGA.