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Pitfall! Atari Cartridge Throw Blanket Won’t Protect You from Crocodiles or Scorpions

Pitfall! Atari Cartridge Throw Blanket Won’t Protect You from Crocodiles or Scorpions
Man, I loved Atari when I was a kid. I got all wrapped up in those games. And guess what? Now I can wrap myself up in Pitfall! for real and feel its cozy embrace. This Pitfall!

Atari 2600 Returns as Handheld Console and New Plug-and-play Joystick

Atari 2600 Returns as Handheld Console and New Plug-and-play Joystick
If you want to relive some of that ’80s gaming glory you had on the Atari, there’s are a couple of new ways to enjoy that, courtesy of PQube. For starters, the Atari Retro Handheld system features a 2.4″ LCD screen, looks inspired by the classic console, and comes packed with 50 games inside.
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Atari 2600 + Hoodie = Woodie

Atari 2600 + Hoodie = Woodie
Some of us are old enough to remember playing the Atari 2600 when it first arrived on the scene, but even younger gamers have to appreciate the console’s sweet 1970’s wood paneling design. Now you can wear that design on a kickass hoodie.

Microsoft Maluuba AI Dominates Atari 2600 Ms. Pac-Man

Microsoft Maluuba AI Dominates Atari 2600 Ms. Pac-Man
I had an Atari 2600 back in the day, and one of the game I played a whole a lot of was Ms. Pac-Man. I sucked at it. I got devoured by ghosts constantly, and never racked up much of a high score.

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 together that miniaturized system to make a portable 2600.

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 games built-in – inside a 2600 cartridge.

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 in your house to their storage, there is a solution.

Pixel Vision Retro Portable Game System: Game Boy Advance SR

Pixel Vision Retro Portable Game System: Game Boy Advance SR
A few months ago we checked out Love Hultén’s PE358, a retro handheld inspired by the Game Boy Advance SP. It seems like that got a lot of people’s attention, because Love is now offering the Pixel Vision, a limited edition production version of the PE358.

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 bottom.

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 list.

LEGO Atari 2600 & TV Diorama: My Old Basement

LEGO Atari 2600 & TV Diorama: My Old Basement
The latest custom LEGO set from professional builder Chris “Powerpig” McVeigh is for 80s kids. It has an Atari 2600, a TV, a few toys and trinkets and most of all a drab orange and brown rug.

Pascali Raspberry Pi Portable Retro Console: Ghosts of Consoles Past

Pascali Raspberry Pi Portable Retro Console: Ghosts of Consoles Past
We’ve featured several DIY classic console emulators based on the Raspberry Pi. If you’d rather buy than build one, keep an eye on Rose Colored Gaming’s Facebook page. The console modding shop will soon release a Raspberry Pi handheld system, with a case based on the original Game Boy.

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 sale -on eBay.

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 that the E.T.

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 Dan Polydoris created this nifty set of custom action figures.

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 gamers with keychain consoles.
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