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Atari.Com Adds Classic Games to Their Website [Timekillers]

Atari.Com Adds Classic Games to Their Website [Timekillers]
Atari fans rejoice! The Atari.com website has just gotten a facelift, and one of the great new features of the site is an arcade with a number of classic Atari game for you to play in your web browser. So far, the Atari Arcade includes web-playable Flash versions of four arcade classics: Asteroids, Battlezone, Crystal Castles, and Lunar Lander.

Video Console Cakes Offer a Little Something Old, a Little Something New…

Video Console Cakes Offer a Little Something Old, a Little Something New…
While these lumpy cakes certainly aren’t the most precise video game inspired baked goods I’ve featured here on Technabob, this is definitely the first time I’ve seen so many console cakes congregated in the same place. There are cakey versions of the Gamecube, an NES, an Atari 2600, a TurboGrafx-16, a Sega Genesis and a Nintendo Wii all gathered around for a game of Duck Hunt on an edible TV.
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Pitfall on Your Laptop (Kinda).

Pitfall on Your Laptop (Kinda).
Sure, you could go install a copy of Stella if you want to play Pitfall on your computer (or any other Atari 2600 game for that matter), but this handy carrying case lets you get up and running without installing any of that pesky software. Philly textile artist NovellaMarie’s Pitfall laptop case is covered with an intricate needlepoint scene of Activision’s classic platformer. Oddly enough, the featured scene comes from the Apple IIC version of the game, not the Atari 2600, but I won’t tell if you won’t. Each handmade bag comes with a sturdy adjustable red shoulder strap, and offers a padded polka-dotted lining to protect your precious laptop (13-inch or smaller models only).

Grocery Store Lets You Play Atari While You Shop

Grocery Store Lets You Play Atari While You Shop
What better way to break up the monotony of trolling the aisles of the grocery store than with a little video game action? The guys at this funky Milwaukee, Wisconsin grocery store are happy to oblige with an in-store Atari 2600 lounge. The display includes a fully-functional Atari 2600, along with a wide assortment of about 50 classic games to keep your mind sharp in between the Cap ‘N Crunch and the Mrs.

Atari 2600 Cake is One Sweet Console

Atari 2600 Cake is One Sweet Console
Not to be outdone by the edible Atari 2600 joystick, the pastry artisans from Los Angeles’ Cakes by the Pound went all out when they created this delectable Atari-inspired masterpiece. An awesome work of baked goodness, everything you see in the picture is edible other than the board that the cake sits on.

Atari 2600 Super Mario Brothers, Sorta.

Atari 2600 Super Mario Brothers, Sorta.
Ever wonder what a Mario game would have looked like if it came out on the Atari 2600 instead of the NES? The guys over at Geekstir dug up this great clip which shows off what that serious visual downgrade would have done for the game. Imagine a world where you can barely make out the difference between the blocky little plumber and his squared off foes.

Atari 2600 Joystick Cake for Tasty Retro Gaming

Atari 2600 Joystick Cake for Tasty Retro Gaming
I was buzzing about over on Flickr earlier today when I came across this excellent Atari 2600 inspired pastry. While I normally wouldn’t eat a cake with black icing on it, this one looks too good to pass up.

Pimp My Ride 70s Style With an Atari 2600

Pimp My Ride 70s Style With an Atari 2600
Who needs an LCD headrest screen and an Xbox 360 for each passenger in their car anyway? Here’s the proper way to outfit your ride with gaming tech. This 1979 Buick Riviera has all the style and class you’d expect from a pimped out vehicle.

Make Your Own Atari 2600 Game

Make Your Own Atari 2600 Game
Actually, you can only make your own fake Atari 2600 box art with this fun online image generator, but it’s still fun. You can create your own goofy labels over at Label Maker 2600. The site lets you upload your own image, a game title, as well as your colors and copyright notice.

Ben Heck’s Gameport: Retro Gaming for the Masses

Ben Heck’s Gameport: Retro Gaming for the Masses
The world’s most prolific console modder, Ben Heck, has a new trick up his sleeve. This time, he’s partnered up with a company called Gameport to design a portable emulation console for mass-production. Currently in the prototype stages, the pocket-sized Gameport will be capable of emulating multiple classic 8-bit systems, currently the Atari 2600 and Colecovision, with additional systems to come in future.

Play the Classic Atari 2600 Adventure in Your Web Browser

Play the Classic Atari 2600 Adventure in Your Web Browser
If you’ve got a hankering for some retro gaming fun, and you need to satisfy that itch right this second, check out this web version of the classic Adventure for the Atari 2600. The game was built by programmer Scott Pehnke entirely in Flash, and features a full emulation of the game including all of the sights and sounds of the original.

Atari 2600 Portable Updated

Atari 2600 Portable Updated
Our favorite modder of all things video game has to be Ben Heckendorn (aka “Ben Heck”.) He’s brought us portable Xbox 360s, Atari 800s and the original portable version of the Atari 2600 VCS. Ben’s latest endeavor was to take his original Atari VCSp (his first portable 2600,) and update it into a cleaner more modern design.

Miniature Atari 2600 Games on Your Keychain

Miniature Atari 2600 Games on Your Keychain
These miniature Atari 2600 joystick and paddle controllers function as both a keychain and a functional video game console. Certainly they’re a bit cumbersome as keychains, but you cannot deny the cool factor here. I’ve seen differing information on which versions feature which games, but from what I can decipher, there are three versions, one with Asteroids and Millipede (joystick); and one with Yar’s Revenge and Centipede (joystick) and one with Breakout, Pong and Warlords (paddle).
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