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General Computer Corporation ('''GCC''') was started in 1981 in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Doug Macrae and Kevin Curran. The company sold ''Super Missile Attack'', a ''Missile Command'' enhancement board, and was later sued by Atari. Both parties reached a settlement in which GCC would develop games for Atari and stop selling enhancement boards without permission. GCC later created an enhancement kit for ''Pac-Man'' called ''Crazy Otto''. It was sold to Midway and became ''Ms. Pac-Man''.
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'''GCC''' (General Computer Corporation) was started in 1981 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, by Doug Macrae and Kevin Curran. The company sold ''Super Missile Attack'', a ''Missile Command'' enhancement board, and was later sued by Atari over it. Both parties reached a settlement in which GCC would develop games for Atari and stop selling enhancement boards without permission. GCC later created an enhancement kit for ''Pac-Man'' called ''Crazy Otto''. It was sold to Midway and became ''Ms. Pac-Man''. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Computer_Corp.]
  
Today, the company makes Macintosh-oriented print servers.
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In 1984, GCC shifted its focus to making Macintosh computer peripherals such as the HyperDrive (the Mac's first internal hard drive) and the Personal Laser Printer (the first QuickDraw laser printer). [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Computer_Corp.]
  
'''[[Research Methods]]:''' Online resources (see [[#External links|external links]])
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GCC was also responsible for designing the Atari 7800 system. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_7800]
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'''[[About:Research Methods|Research Methods]]:''' Online resources (see [[#Links|Links]])
  
==Works==
 
 
===2600===
 
===2600===
 
*''Atari Video Cube / Rubik's Cube'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Atari Video Cube / Rubik's Cube'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Battlezone'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Battlezone'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Centipede'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Centipede'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
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*''Combat Two'' (unreleased) (Atari)
 
*''Galaxian'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Galaxian'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Joust'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Joust'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Jr. Pac-Man'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Jr. Pac-Man'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Jungle Hunt'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Jungle Hunt'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
*''Kanagaroo'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
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*''Kangaroo'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Moon Patrol'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Moon Patrol'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Ms. Pac-Man'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Ms. Pac-Man'' (US Publisher: Atari)
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*''Pole Position'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Pole Position'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''RealSports Tennis'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''RealSports Tennis'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
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*''Track & Field'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Vanguard'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Vanguard'' (US Publisher: Atari)
  
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*''Dig Dug'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Dig Dug'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Joust'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Joust'' (US Publisher: Atari)
*''Kanagaroo'' (US Publisher: Atari)
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*''Kangaroo'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Pole Position'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Pole Position'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Qix'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Qix'' (US Publisher: Atari)
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===7800===
 
===7800===
 
*''Asteroids'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Asteroids'' (US Publisher: Atari)
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*''Ballblazer'' (US Publisher: Atari)
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*''Centipede'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Desert Falcon'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Desert Falcon'' (US Publisher: Atari)
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*''Diagnostic Cartridge''
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*''Dig Dug'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Food Fight'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Food Fight'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Galaga'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Galaga'' (US Publisher: Atari)
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*''High Score Cartridge'' (unreleased) (Atari)
 
*''Joust'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Joust'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Ms. Pac-Man'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Ms. Pac-Man'' (US Publisher: Atari)
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*''Pole Position II'' (US Publisher: Atari)
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*''Rescue on Fractalus!'' (unreleased) (Atari) [http://www.atariprotos.com/7800/software/rof/rof.htm]
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*''Robotron: 2084'' (US Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Xevious'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
 
*''Xevious'' (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  
 
===Arcade===
 
===Arcade===
*''Food Fight'' (Manufacturer: Atari)
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*''Food Fight'' (Atari)
*''Ms. Pac-Man'' (Manufacturer: Midway)
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*''Jr. Pac-Man'' (Bally Midway)
*''Quantum'' (Manufacturer: Atari)
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*''Ms. Pac-Man'' (Midway)
*''Super Missile Attack'' (''Missile Command'' enhancement board) (Manufacturer: GCC)
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*''Nightmare'' (unreleased) (Atari)
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*''Quantum'' (Atari)
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*''Super Missile Attack'' (Missile Command enhancement board) (GCC)
  
==External links==
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==Links==
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Computer_Corp. Wikipedia entry]
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*[http://www.gccprinters.com/ Official website]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Computer_Corp. Wikipedia article]
 
*[http://www.digitpress.com/archives/gcc/index.htm GCC company brochures @ Digital Press]
 
*[http://www.digitpress.com/archives/gcc/index.htm GCC company brochures @ Digital Press]
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*[http://galleryszy.stevenanne.net/archives/gcc/ GCC photo gallery]
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Latest revision as of 16:24, 9 November 2016

GCC (General Computer Corporation) was started in 1981 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, by Doug Macrae and Kevin Curran. The company sold Super Missile Attack, a Missile Command enhancement board, and was later sued by Atari over it. Both parties reached a settlement in which GCC would develop games for Atari and stop selling enhancement boards without permission. GCC later created an enhancement kit for Pac-Man called Crazy Otto. It was sold to Midway and became Ms. Pac-Man. [1]

In 1984, GCC shifted its focus to making Macintosh computer peripherals such as the HyperDrive (the Mac's first internal hard drive) and the Personal Laser Printer (the first QuickDraw laser printer). [2]

GCC was also responsible for designing the Atari 7800 system. [3]

Research Methods: Online resources (see Links)

2600

  • Atari Video Cube / Rubik's Cube (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Battlezone (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  • Centipede (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  • Combat Two (unreleased) (Atari)
  • Galaxian (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  • Joust (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  • Jr. Pac-Man (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  • Jungle Hunt (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  • Kangaroo (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  • Moon Patrol (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  • Ms. Pac-Man (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Phoenix (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  • Pole Position (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  • RealSports Tennis (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  • Track & Field (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Vanguard (US Publisher: Atari)

5200

  • Choplifter! (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Dig Dug (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Joust (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Kangaroo (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Pole Position (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Qix (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Vanguard (US Publisher: Atari)

7800

  • Asteroids (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Ballblazer (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Centipede (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Desert Falcon (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Diagnostic Cartridge
  • Dig Dug (US/EU Publisher: Atari)
  • Food Fight (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Galaga (US Publisher: Atari)
  • High Score Cartridge (unreleased) (Atari)
  • Joust (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Ms. Pac-Man (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Pole Position II (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Rescue on Fractalus! (unreleased) (Atari) [4]
  • Robotron: 2084 (US Publisher: Atari)
  • Xevious (US/EU Publisher: Atari)

Arcade

  • Food Fight (Atari)
  • Jr. Pac-Man (Bally Midway)
  • Ms. Pac-Man (Midway)
  • Nightmare (unreleased) (Atari)
  • Quantum (Atari)
  • Super Missile Attack (Missile Command enhancement board) (GCC)

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