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First video game arcade machine Computer Space
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An exhibition of classic video game machines is on display at E3 in Los Angeles. It is run by the Classic Gaming Expo and includes Atari founder Nolan Bushnell's first video arcade machine Computer Space from 1971.
Space Invader arcade machine
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The classic Space Invaders arcade machine was present and was a strong draw for the crowds.
Atari's first home computer
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Atari's first home computer was on display - a machine that was designed to bring the arcade into the living room.
The Atari 2600
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The Atari 2600 was the most popular home console of the late 70s and early 1980s and more than 12 million were sold in the US.
The Vectrex home console
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The Vectrex was a popular home console and the colour prototype is highly prized among collectors of retro gaming.
Nostalgia at E3
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The latest developments in video gaming were on show at E3 but visitors still found time to wallow in nostalgia.
Early consoles
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Consoles such as the Coleco and Atari reminded visitors of the early days of gaming.
Apple Mac
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One of Apple's first ever computers was running an early copy of the classic Pac Man game.



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