The Vectrex was an 8-bit video game console developed by General Consumer Electric (GCE) and later bought by Milton Bradley Company. It was released in late 1982, and it died in 1984 after the video game crash of 1983.
Unlike other video game consoles that connected to TV's to display raster graphics, the Vectrex included its own monitor which displayed vector graphics. It also had screen overlays that would cut down on flickering and also add some color and static images.
At the time many of the most popular arcade games used vector displays, and GCE was looking to set themselves apart from the pack by selling high-quality versions of games like Asteroids, Space Wars, and Armor Attack.
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