Another Not-So-Brief History of Handheld Games
By James Grahame
Engadget presented a surprisingly Retro look back at a few decades of handheld electronic games yesterday. Perhaps they're discovering that an endless stream of almost identical mp3 players and mobile phones is... umm.... getting a bit old? No matter. The post is actually a fairly nifty overview of the industry, starting with Mattel's early LED games and continuing on to the open-source Gamepark GP2X. There's no mention of Coleco's cool units with the funky glowing VFD displays (along with a few others), but it's a nice look at the majors.