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Atari 2600 Games Buried For Decades Have Been Discovered

04/27/2014, Atari fans might have heard the legend a few times already. The company supposedly dumped truckloads of discarded games cartridges in a landfill back in 1983. This was following the video game crash of 1983 after which interest in video games in North...

Atari 2600 Action Figures Pays Homage To Activision’s Heroes

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...

Halo 2600 Atari Cartridges Available Once Again For $50

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...

Atari 2600 by Hard Drives Northwest is a customized PC

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...

Atari 2600 Star Castle Project on Kickstarter Needs Funding

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...

Atari 2600 modified into an iOS speaker dock

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...

Atari 2600 Stella mod is the bomb

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...

Air Raid Atari 2600 video game goes for $31,600

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...

Portable Atari 2600 fits in the palm of your hand

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...