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The Game Chasers – Ep 85 You Never See THESE In The Wild!

The Game Chasers are back once again as they hit up a flea market looking for retro games to buy. Along the way they discover that no one wants to make a deal, leaving them to look foolish as they “insult” someone with a fair offer. Then as luck would have it, Billy runs into something you never see in the wild these days, a vintage computer called the Apple II….for what might be a sweet deal.

The Apple II, released in 1977, was one of the earliest personal computers and a significant milestone in the history of computing. Designed by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, co-founders of Apple Inc., the Apple II featured a groundbreaking open architecture that allowed users to connect peripherals and expansion cards. It was powered by the MOS Technology 6502 microprocessor and came with 4KB of RAM, which could be expanded to a maximum of 48KB. The computer was notable for its integrated keyboard and color graphics, which were quite advanced for its time.

One of the key distinguishing features of the Apple II was its support for color graphics, setting it apart from many of its contemporaries which primarily displayed monochrome text. This made it particularly popular in educational settings, where its graphical capabilities were utilized for early educational games and applications. The availability of a range of software and peripherals further contributed to its popularity, and the Apple II became a versatile platform for both business and personal use. The Apple II series continued to evolve over the years with various models and upgrades, solidifying its position as a pioneering force in the personal computing industry.