11/22/2013, With the release of a new generation of video game consoles, we think it’s best to reflect on all the joys previous generations gave us along the way. The Atari 2600 was a video game console we’re sure many of us have fond memories of, which is why we think you should pay homage to it through this set of custom Atari 2600 action figures.
04/30/2013, One of the most influential first-person shooters on consoles has got to be Bungie’s Halo series. The series certainly pushed forward the FPS genre to be taken more serious at a time where a keyboard and mouse were seen as the only way a shooter game can be played. But what if Halo was released on one of the first home video game consoles, the Atari 2600? Would it have […]
09/13/2012, What you see above is not a relic from the museum, although you might think that the Atari 2600 console has no place in the modern gaming-centric living room. Hard Drives Northwest has worked to build this dreamy classic Atari re-launch, where a limited quantity of original Atari 2600 gaming consoles actually had their guts taken out, only to be retrofitted with far more powerful innards that comprise of modern […]
04/27/2012, In 1981, a programmer called Scott Warshaw arrived at Atari and his first endeavor was to create a version of the vector coin-operated game, Star Castle for the Atari 2600. Warshaw stated his opinion that a decent version of the game for the 2600 was simply not doable and even going so far as to say that it would suck.
01/18/2012, Looking for a blast from the past? Well, for some of us who are old enough to have experienced the joys of playing the Atari 2600 console, you might want to check out this Atari 2600 console which has seen itself transformed and remodeled into a speaker dock for the iPhone and the iPod touch.
02/28/2011, There will always be room in our hearts for retro stuff, and we’re sure the same applies to many others. After all, take a look at fashion – old stuff comes back in cycles to be the de facto fashion du jour, and in the world of electronics, we suppose that happens to a certain extent. Take gaming for example – here is a modified Atari 2600 which was created […]
08/04/2010, If you can’t wait until September 14th to enjoy a new Halo experience, you might want to check out a tiny Halo game that was designed by Ed Fries, the former VP of Microsoft’s game publishing division. The Halo game is version designed for the Atari 2600, is light enough to be run on a machine with just 128 Bytes of RAM, and the program itself is just about 4KBbytes. […]
04/16/2010, Being a pack rat does have its advantages if the stars are properly aligned – take Tanner Sandlin’s case for example. He forked out anywhere from $5 to $10 when he was a 10-year old kid for the Air Raid Atari 2600 videogame, only to realize that it fetched a $31,600 price point on eBay when it was placed for auction a good 20 years later, making this the second […]
03/08/2010, If more and more soap that you see in department stores start to look like this lovingly created Atari 2600 joystick shape, then chances are we’ll just forgo bathing or use liquid soap instead, since using this would be “painful” for the sentimental types. Retailing for $3 a pop, they would look great in any bathroom, while giving you a fruity grape scent as you scrub down. This is definitely […]
01/27/2010, Want to know the number of devices that can fit into the palm of your hand? Get your mind out of the gutter – we’re talking electronics here, and this DIY portable Atari 2600 fits the bill nicely thanks to efforts by one who calls himself “The Longhorn Engineer”. He took a different route by designing his own circuit board in a new hardware initiative dubbed Project Unity. You will […]
08/14/2009, We’re pretty sure that there are still a healthy amount of working Atari 2600 consoles available, so why not purchase one cheap off eBay and with a little technical know-how, insert a 5″ LCD display and joystick controls onto the console itself? This allows you to relive the classics of yore without having to take up the TV in the living room. Heck, this mod allows the 2600 to be […]
06/16/2009, iPod docks are dime a dozen, but DIY versions are a rarity. Here’s the Atari iPod Dock by Byron Casebier, and this is what he has to say about it. Here is my weak (and slightly unfinished) Atari iPod Dock. I thought sharing may create interest for someone that can do this better. As far as specs, I gutted a broken, iPod clock radio and put it all inside the […]