When it released in 1980, computer voice compression cost around $1,000 per word. Berzerk spoke about 20, and it was a sensation. Gorf and later Wizard of Wor likewise used speech synthesis to heckle players.
Jack LaLanne, who appeared in a fitness video game long before Nintendo and EA made millions off the genre, has sadly passed away over the weekend at the age of 96.
Konami's Time Pilot headlines the latest Game Pack release for the Xbox Live Game Room, which just went live today. It's joined by Asteroids, Space Duel, and four other Intellivision and Atari 2600 titles.