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The Socrates is a rather obscure console made by VTech. And yes, as it's name implies it is a console specifically made for edutainment games. It came with a keyboard and two hardwired controllers, and most of its "games" featured a robot mascot. However, most of them were barely playable due to very unresponsive controls. That, coupled with a high price and the competition at the time killed it.
 
The Socrates is a rather obscure console made by VTech. And yes, as it's name implies it is a console specifically made for edutainment games. It came with a keyboard and two hardwired controllers, and most of its "games" featured a robot mascot. However, most of them were barely playable due to very unresponsive controls. That, coupled with a high price and the competition at the time killed it.
   
==External Links==
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==External links==
   
* [https://archive.org/details/socrates_library Archive.org] playable Socrates games in your browser
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* [https://archive.org/details/socrates_library Internet Archive's Socrates library] - playable games in your browser
   
 
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The Socrates is a rather obscure console made by VTech. And yes, as it's name implies it is a console specifically made for edutainment games. It came with a keyboard and two hardwired controllers, and most of its "games" featured a robot mascot. However, most of them were barely playable due to very unresponsive controls. That, coupled with a high price and the competition at the time killed it.

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