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Tag: Atari 2600

You Can Own an E.T. Landfill Cartridge

You Can Own an E.T. Landfill Cartridge
Now you can own one of the worst video games ever made. A game so bad, they had to take it out back and bury it. I’m surprised they didn’t shoot it first. You might remember…
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Custom Activision/Atari 2600 Action Figures: If Only River Raid Had a Person in It

Custom Activision/Atari 2600 Action Figures: If Only River Raid Had a Person in It
Looking back at the Atari 2600, it really wasn’t very good until Activision came along and raised the bar for graphics and sound for the early 8-bit console. To commemorate these classic games, Chicago Toy Collector…
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Tiny Atari 2600 Has An Even Tinier Display: What Is This, a Console for Ants?

Tiny Atari 2600 Has An Even Tinier Display: What Is This, a Console for Ants?
The once great console maker Atari has been reduced to a mere pixel of itself these days. While Sony and Microsoft are gearing up for a new console war, Atari is left catering to old school…
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Mini Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 LEGO Kits: 8-Bit Bricks

Mini Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 LEGO Kits: 8-Bit Bricks
Now that he’s conquered the world of tiny LEGO Macintosh and iMac computers, LEGO builder Chris McVeigh (aka Powerpig) has headed further backwards in time to create LEGO kit versions of the Atari 2600 and C64…
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Got a 3D Printer? Print This Tiny Atari 2600 and NES

Got a 3D Printer? Print This Tiny Atari 2600 and NES
A few years back, I posted a tiny papercraft model of the Nintendo DS Lite that was a big hit. A bit later, I found some teensy paper models of other gadgets and video game consoles.…
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Emulator Cabinet Works with 75 Controllers, 30+ Consoles and 2 Happy Players

Emulator Cabinet Works with 75 Controllers, 30+ Consoles and 2 Happy Players
These days you can run dozens of classic games on a PC using emulators. If you’re good with modding hardware, you may be able to connect the right controller for the console you’re emulating. But if…
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Atari 2600 + Wall-E = Atar-E

Atari 2600 + Wall-E = Atar-E
Technabob contributing author Conner Flynn has a hidden talent – and I’m not talking about walking and chewing gum at the same time. The man knows his way around an Atari 2600 like it’s nobody’s business.…
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Princess Rescue for the Atari 2600: Sorry Mario, But Our Princess is in Another Console

Princess Rescue for the Atari 2600: Sorry Mario, But Our Princess is in Another Console
Demakes are one of the ways that creative gamers to express their nostalgia for the games they grew up with. Though I must say, I never expected I’d see a demake of the already ancient Super…
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Atari World Combines 8-Bit and Real Life

Atari World Combines 8-Bit and Real Life
When I was growing up, the Atari 2600 was a staple in family rooms everywhere. But despite the countless hours of entertainment these gaming systems provided, there’s no question they had primitive graphics. Imagine though if…
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Atari’s E.T. Landfill to Be Exhumed

Atari’s E.T. Landfill to Be Exhumed
You’ve heard the stories about Atari suffering such poor sales with the E.T. game for the Atari 2600 that they were forced to dump millions of copies into a landfill somewhere. Is it true? There seems…
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Halo Game for the Atari 2600 Released in Cartridge Form: Combat Devolved

Halo Game for the Atari 2600 Released in Cartridge Form: Combat Devolved
Back in 2010, Ed Fries – former Vice-President of Game Publishing in Microsoft and one of the co-creators of the Xbox – created a “demake” of Halo for the Atari 2600 called Halo 2600 (Fries also…
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Atari 2600 Portable is Woodier than its Ancestor

Atari 2600 Portable is Woodier than its Ancestor
We’ve featured our fair share of portable Atari 2600 mods, but I don’t think any of those can hold a candle to this one. Speaking of candles, the future owner of this one of a kind…
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Pitfall Mugs Hold 8-Bits of Coffee

Pitfall Mugs Hold 8-Bits of Coffee
When I dust off the old Atari Flashback to play games from the Atari 2600, I realize how crappy most of the games really were. The only games which really stand the test of time are…
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Atari 2600 VCS: Video Cake System

Atari 2600 VCS: Video Cake System
I have fond memories of the original Atari 2600. It was my first gaming platform. Not sure how many hours I sat playing games with it, but it led to a lifelong love of video games.…
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Atari 2600 Hot Wheels: Car-tridges

Atari 2600 Hot Wheels: Car-tridges
I like to think that I’m pretty plugged into retro geek culture, but I have to hand it to the guys over at You Found a Secret Area! for turning up something I’ve not seen before…
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Atari Flashback 4: 75 Classic Games, 2 Wireless Controllers, 1 Box of Nostalgia

Atari Flashback 4: 75 Classic Games, 2 Wireless Controllers, 1 Box of Nostalgia
Another year, another Atari Flashback. But this year’s edition of the old school console has significant improvements from the Atari Flashback 3. Theoretically. More on that later.…
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