This is from the issue of STARLOG cover-dated the month of our wedding -- January 1978.
It's up to you to make a list of the differences between then-and-now video games. I know that my first game was a Space Invaders-type that was a plug-in cartridge. The cartridge plugged into the back of my Commodore 64. Which, of course, was wired with an RF splitter to a portable color TV.
The splitter looked something like this:
See you later.