||UPDATED CONTENT & NOTES
- Major update to the
Portable Systems. This page has been redesigned to
improve presentation, includes Owner's Manuals as well as it
is much easier to maintain as new systems are released /
identified. I still have to add some direct links to
manuals on this page, but many new documents were added
courtesy of applemctom which are located on the
Download Portable Manuals page.
- This same 'look' will be applied on the
Gallery of Educational Gaming Systems.
- As always, feedback is always welcomed!
- Minor tweaks made throughout the site. Nothing
substantial, but did require some time to ensure an
excellent visitor experience.
- Info on our newest VGCL team member applemctom is now
live on the
Who is VGCL page. Ensure to drop him a hello if
you have a chance!
- More manuals found by
applemctom! I am reworking the page design of both the Gallery of
Portable Systems and
Gallery of Educational Gaming Systems to accommodate the
manuals. Also, the current page design is extremely
cumbersome to update with new entries (i.e. - I have to move
every single item to put in a new one). This was a
page design flaw on my part. Working on this
- Major update to the
page, with an excellent Hands On Review / Console Ratings
content update provided by Dark Watcher. This is
definitely a must read for those considering one of the new
Steam Machine systems!
- Added the Zemmix Neo clone to the
page. Thanks to applemctom and the community for bringing
this to our attention!
- I am pleased to announce that our longtime friend and
applemctom has officially joined the VGCL team! In
addition to being the top provider of system manuals, Tom
also produces the excellent
Games that Defined videos that are featured throughout
the site. More info coming soon as we create his
personal entry on the
Who is VGCL page. Welcome aboard Tom!
- Speaking of which, applemctom suggested that we also add
owner's manuals for Portable and Educational systems as
well. A new page has been added to the Reference menu
Download Portable Manuals - featuring 50+ new documents
that applemctom has amassed thus far. Links will be
added to the respective system below the 'Notes' field on
the Gallery of
Portable Systems. Credits will be updated (many
Electronic Handheld Game Museum (please ensure to check
out their awesome site).
- Updated the
NEC PC Engine
page with rare pictures and intel on prototype peripherals
that were never released to the public. Special thanks
to our friends at
for the information!
- Added the NEC Power Console to the
SuperGrafx page. This prototype add-on rocks!
Special thanks and all credit belongs to
Covell, who actually owns a fully functional unit.
Please check out his site for other NEC goodies!
- More console manual updates from our good friend
: Sega CD - Model
1 (updated - much better version),
Sega SG-1000 Mark
II and the
Neo Geo MVS. Thanks again Tom!
- Updated the
Gallery of Educational Gaming Systems with the Texas
Instruments Speak & Spell series, the Leapster LeapTV and
the VTech InnoTV. Special thanks to multiple
individuals who suggested the above entries. Thanks
for your patience as well as I get caught up on the site
- Special update on the same page listed above - the Tiger
Learning Computer. Thanks to Abraham for bringing this
to my attention as well as for allowing us to post his
pictures of this extremely rare bird. Thanks Abraham!!
- Updated the
M.O.J.O. page with a Hands On Review and Console Ratings
from Dark Watcher.
- Added the ZTE FunBox, another
micro-console based on the Android OS (4.3) which supports Google Play
(via root) and the NVIDIA TegraZone.
- Updated the
Connecting Your Game Systems and
Database pages to include the newest crop of additions
to our website.
- The Mad Catz
M.O.J.O. now has a home at our website. This
micro-console supports Google Play, TegraZone, OnLine and
even one of its top competitors - OUYA.
- Cleaned up the menus a bit (mostly capitalization
- Yet another new Android-based system added - the
This Chinese exclusive is basically the same thing as the
OUYA, but more restrictive (does not allow for modding and
the like, nor does it support Google Play). We'll keep
an eye on this micro-Console and update the page as new
details become available.
- Updated the
OUYA page with a Hands On Review from Dark Watcher
(missed this in our last update). Also corrected a
few typos and spec changes.
- Updated the
OUYA page with Console Ratings from Dark Watcher.
- Completed the page for the upcoming line of
Steam Machines. Beta
units have been released, but latest word from Valve is that
the full retail release will not occur until 2015.
- Finally added the
Sony PlayStation 4 (thanks for the prompting all!).
- Added the Titanfall LE model to the
page. This was a special edition that was only made to
the team at Respwn Entertainment and was not available for
- Added some images of a corporate flyer from 1980 for the
Nichibutsu Company - makers of the
My Vision console.
- Added a number of
Wii clones/hacks including the Vii, Vii 2, the Zone
console series, MiWi, WiWi, Wireless Air 60, Wiii 3 and the
iSports / iSports Pro. Special thanks to DeCainTain
for lighting a fire and making sure I got this page updated
- After numerous requests from visitors to our site, I am
glad to announce that we have finally created our
Video Game Console Library Facebook page. In
addition to posting site updates and other interesting
tidbits, I envision this to be a great hub for visitors to
meet other collectors and enthusiasts located throughout the
world. A link has been added to the top of each
webpage on our site to provide easy access. I am the
first to admit that I am not a FB aficionado, so please let
me know if this new page works well or any suggestions you
may have. Thanks in advance!
- Added the
Fullwis FR-II Video Game, a rare clone of the Sega
SG-1000. Thanks to Taylor for the suggestion!
- Updated the RCA Studio II page with all of the game
boxes as well as some new images. Thanks to Kris for
- Fixed a few typos and corrected the emulator info for
the Atari 5200, Atari XEGS and the Atari 7800. Special
thanks to matt for the continued feedback!
- Added a new main console: the
Bridge Companion. This oddity slipped underneath
our radar until a visitor kindly reached out to us a few
weeks ago. Thanks for the tip!
- Finally finished the
Microsoft Xbox One page. I still need to complete
the history portion of this page, but for now it is a bit
too early in this console's life for that. I plan on
picking one of these up soon and will knock out the "Hands
On Review" once I have spent some time with this new entry
to provide some objective feedback. All other sections of the page have been
completed - including some connection tips. Next up on my To-Do list is the Playstation
- Added the
Nintendo Wii mini to the Models section of the base Wii
- Updated the handheld / portable
gaming systems as suggested from our visitors. The
following were added to the Gallery of
Portable Gaming Systems
: Archos GamePad 1 \ 2, Yarvik G1 Force Gaming Tablet, Razer
Edge \ Edge Pro, Wikipad Gaming Tablet and the Nvidia
Shield. Thanks to Appel again for the reminder!
- Added the owners manuals for the
Bandai Pippin @WORLD and
Magnavox Odyssey 2.
- Added the tech sheet and software manuals for the
Commodore 64GS along with the
Sony PlayStation 4 Quick Set-Up Guide (CUH-1002A) and the
Microsoft Xbox One Kinect Voice/Gesture Library (located on
Console Manuals page for now while I finish the two
- Added the Software Development Kit for the
- Special thanks again to
for hunting down all of the items listed above!
- Removed a few dead links to external sites.
- Added the Sony PlayStation Vita PCH-2000 and the
Nintendo 2DS to the Gallery of
- Updated developer information for the
Tectoy Zeebo (thanks Mateus!).
We are still working on the history portion for this
- Added a tribute piece to the recent passing of my furry
- Added the Sega Pluto, a
prototype console that was basically a Sega Saturn with an
integrated Netlink modem. Special thanks to Super
Magnetic and our friends at
Assemblers for the information on this forgotten piece
of console history!
- Major overhaul to improve the presentation on wide
screen display devices.
- Removed rarely used social networking links and relocated
top dogs (Twitter, Facebook, Reddit) to the top of the page.
- Moved the Search bar to the menu main interface.
- Removed the background tiled image and other
non-essentials (i.e. Support VGCL icon) to reduce clutter and streamline visitor
- Please drop me a note (or comment below)
on the new look. I know it might feel a bit stark, but
I do want our overall look to be crisp, clean and easy to
use. I do have a few ideas to liven up the white
background a bit, but any suggestions would be most
welcomed. Thanks in advance!
- Minor updates to the Ouya and GameStick pages (mostly
release dates). Added picture for the Ouya of the
retail release including the packing (thanks Jacob!).
- Currently working on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4
pages. I should have these knocked out in the next week or
- Added some information/videos on the Sega Channel in the
Sega Mega-Dive/Genesis page
under the "Other Media" tab (thanks Roy for the
- Added the owners manual for the Grandstand Colour Programmable SD-070 to the PC-50X Family page,
along with the rare game PC-508 cartridge.
Thanks Sut for the scan and info!
- Working on a new menu section to enable our visitors to connect via polls and other interactive activities.
- Added the Yobo FC-16 Go, Ludotronic Pro Screen (Pro-mo), iQue GBA, iQue GBA SP, iQue GB Micro, iQue DS, iQue DS Lite, iQue DSi, iQue 3DS XL
and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to the Gallery of
Portable Gaming Systems. Thanks to everyone for the
- New sample game play video added for the Famicom Disk System. Thanks
- Working on pages for the upcoming PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
- New article added to the Reference menu : History - Relative Console Prices. The
included chart compares console prices through the years and what they would actually cost in today's dollars.
- Added the MotorStorm and Uncharted 3 Bundles to the models section of the PlayStation 3 (thanks
- Added a gallery to showcase Educational Systems that targeted little dudes & dudettes. This is
definitely not in our
wheelhouse, but thought it might provide an interesting perspective on the evolution of these devices.
- BIG update to the Portable Systems gallery to include portable systems that I missed during
the initial publishing. Thanks to all for your assistance!
- Fixed global issue where main menu would display behind embedded YouTube videos.
- Added a gallery for all
Portable Systems that have been released. This list includes
hardware that accepts programmable cartridges. Though we do not specialize in this area, we thought it would be helpful to
provide this information for the collectors out there.
- Updated the Reference menu to include a few more items for quick access (including the aforementioned Handheld Gallery).
- Added the owner's manuals for the Sears Telegames Video Arcade and
Super Video Arcade. Thanks again to applemctom for
tracking these down!
- Uploaded picture of the Limited Edition OTON console (listed in the Models tab). This
version is white and will be accompanied by a special 'Birthday Present' add-on. Details are not yet known as to what this
mysterious peripheral will be. Thanks to Derrick Samuels and the EnGeniux
team for the
- Added 'web safe' icons to the footer section to reflect the secure environment of VGCL. Clicking the icons will provide
access to our reports from
Norton Safe Web, McAfee SiteAdvisor
and AVG Threat Labs.
- Added a 'Support VGCL' icon to the footer section as well. This links to a page where you
can contribute via a secure PayPal transaction and help keep VGCL an ad-free web experience. We know times are tough for
everyone and sincerely appreciate any assistance you may be able to provide. Donors are listed on this page as well.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
- Updated the EVO Smart Console page to include the new EVO 2 model (available through pre-order)
- Working on the system pages for the EVO 2 DX, OTON, Ouya and OnLive Game System. These should be done within the next
week or so.
- Uploaded new mega-menu and streamlined front page
- Increased font size throughout to enable easier viewing on tablets and handheld devices (along with PCs)
- Videos of game play and television commercials being added for every console (1970s is completed)
- Added this page to keep everyone updated on new content additions
- You may have to clear your internet cache for some of these enhancements to be visible
It goes without saying that we have numerous updates than
those listed above since out inception back in 2008.
For a fun look back at our site's evolution, please stay
tuned for our History of VGCL which will be coming soon.