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Tag: Atari

Ben Heck’s Portable Atari 2600: Hand Soldered Handheld

Ben Heck’s Portable Atari 2600: Hand Soldered Handheld
Back in February, The Ben Heck Show had a special episode where Ben took out the Atari 2600’s CPU, RAM I/O and video driver and hand soldered them to a compact circuit board. Now he’s put…

Raspberry Pi Game Boy Case Mod Has microSD Card Slot in Cartridge: Game Boy Zero

Raspberry Pi Game Boy Case Mod Has microSD Card Slot in Cartridge: Game Boy Zero
Another day, another Raspberry Pi retro emulator in a Game Boy case. But Redditor wermy426’s Game Boy Zero deserves its own post because it has a couple of neat features. The main one is that he…
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Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy Case Mod: Maker Man Zero

Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy Case Mod: Maker Man Zero
We’ve seen the Raspberry Pi 2 stuffed inside the case of the original Game Boy to make a retro handheld gaming sytem. Redditor bentika did the same but with the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero. The tiny…

Atari Flashback 2 Stuffed Inside Atari 2600 Cart: Pocket Atari

Atari Flashback 2 Stuffed Inside Atari 2600 Cart: Pocket Atari
We’re big fans of Sharon aka lovablechevy’s portable console mods, so we were very happy when she pointed us to her latest creation. She crammed the Atari Flashback 2 – an Atari 2600 variant with 42…

Harmony: One Atari 2600 Cartridge to Rule Them All

Harmony: One Atari 2600 Cartridge to Rule Them All
I love the art on old Atari 2600 cartridges and their boxes. However, if you want to play and collect all of the vintage console’s games, but don’t want to have to devote an entire room…

Atari 2600 Joystick Candle: Coldbreaker

Atari 2600 Joystick Candle: Coldbreaker
Control the darkness with the Atari 2600 joystick candle. Etsy shop Kescha66 says the mold for the candle was made from an actual Atari joystick, which explains why the candles also have the Atari logo at…

The Shining: Atari 800 Style

The Shining: Atari 800 Style
As far as I know, we never really got any good horror movie games on the Atari 800. But if we had gotten some good horror games for the system, they would have been very much…

Custom Atari 2600 Action Figures Actually Match the Cover Art

Custom Atari 2600 Action Figures Actually Match the Cover Art
A couple of years ago custom action figure maker Dan Polydoris made a handful of action figures based on characters from Activision’s Atari 2600 games. Now he’s back with four more characters from the console’s hit…

Games of Christmas Past Sweatshirt

Games of Christmas Past Sweatshirt
This Games of Christmas Past sweatshirt brings back memories of old school 8-bit gaming, when every game you got for Christmas was a truly treasured. The sweatshirt will warm your heart. Plus, it will keep you…

Buried Atari E.T. Games Hit eBay

Buried Atari E.T. Games Hit eBay
Remember a few months back when they dug up all of those Atari 2600 games from the landfill? That was some exciting geek archaeology. Now, thanks to the Tularosa Basin Historical Society, these cartridges are for…

Denny’s Teams up with Atari: Grand Slam 2600

Denny’s Teams up with Atari: Grand Slam 2600
The latest news in “weird things that I never thought would happen” is that Denny’s has teamed up with Atari. Greasy spoon meets Asteroids. The home of the Grand Slam breakfast hopes that this team-up will…

GameCube Portable in an Atari Lynx Case: Nine Lives

GameCube Portable in an Atari Lynx Case: Nine Lives
The Atari Lynx was the first handheld video game system to feature a full color display, but it still lost to the Game Boy because Nintendo’s handheld was cheaper, smaller and lasted longer on fewer batteries.…

Dream Arcades Vision 32: 140 Classic Games + 32″ Display = 1 Nostalgia Totem

Dream Arcades Vision 32: 140 Classic Games + 32″ Display = 1 Nostalgia Totem
It’s becoming increasingly cheaper to make your own arcade machine, but if you’d rather leave it to the pros check out Dream Arcades’ latest offering, the Vision 32. The machine gets its name from its 32″…

Atari E.T. Landfill Dig Hits Paydirt

Atari E.T. Landfill Dig Hits Paydirt
Being an ’80s kid, I spent many a day happily playing games that look horrible by today’s standards. I also loved the flick E.T. so you can bet when the Atari 2600 game hit the markdown…

Atari E.T. Landfill Dig Is Finally Happening This Month

Atari E.T. Landfill Dig Is Finally Happening This Month
So what is the real story with the fate of millions of unsold E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and Pac-Man video games made for the Atari 2600? They were a big time flop and legend says that tons…

Arcade Lights Bring the Arcade Experience Home (Minus the Games)

Arcade Lights Bring the Arcade Experience Home (Minus the Games)
While many of us fans of classic arcade games would love to have a whole roomful of old arcade cabinets, we don’t always have the space, the money, or the understanding significant other to allow for…
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