Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Atari 2600






I'm gonna be totally self-indulgent today and take a trip down memory lane. I guess blogging is totally self-indulgent anyway, so what the hell. Oh, how I loved my Atari 2600 game console, with it's fake wood-grain finish, chunky game cartridge slot and spring-loaded metal reset button! Space Invaders was my favourite game, and I spent many hours in front of the TV trying to beat my dad and mates. Happy sigh :) Ahhhh, the good old days of computer gaming...

More info can be found at http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3551/a_history_of_gaming_platforms_.php ,http://www.atarimuseum.com/ and http://www.atari2600.com/

While I'm on about Atari, how cool is this 18K gold Atari Chip ring, by Sakurako Shimizu. For an old geek like me, this is the coolest shit ever! link

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