Atari Gaming Console

felics

DTVUSA Member
#1
This was the first gaming console that I came to play with. It also had a keyboard that would allow you to study and perform BASIC Programming.
 

leighdu

DTVUSA Member
#2
I remember the Atari, but I never had a keyboard though. I think we had a Commodore 64 that had the keyboard. The Atari was black and brown and had the on/off and a few other simple switches (at least one mine). I still remember staying up all night playing Pac-Man.
 

Orrymain

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#4
I remember Atari, too. I think that's the one my sister had, but I'm not totally sure. I just remember playing Pac Man and Centipede on her system, whatever it was. Oh, and Pong. Loved Pong.
 
#5
Atari, yes this made my mom mad at me, I have to sneak to my brothers room to play with it the whole night and I think that Pacman still rules and one of my top ten games on my list.
 

jerseygirl

DTVUSA Member
#6
Atari and the Commodore C64 were my first computers. Programming in Basic and Pascal was fun and easy. Turbo-Pascal and Cobold were the last programmings I did on the first pentium computers.
 

leighdu

DTVUSA Member
#7
Atari, yes this made my mom mad at me, I have to sneak to my brothers room to play with it the whole night and I think that Pacman still rules and one of my top ten games on my list.
I still play the old school Pac Man online every now and then. I really think that that game is what really started the video gaming craze.
 

jerseygirl

DTVUSA Member
#8
I still play the old school Pac Man online every now and then. I really think that that game is what really started the video gaming craze.
Pac Man wasn´t my favorite. There was an alien game. I think it was something like "space intruder" and you have to shut asteroids in the orbit.

Not to forgt the old "ping-pong"-playing tennis with two lines on the computer (what a big word for it, if you think of our computer today).
 

Orrymain

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#9
I love playing these games online sometimes, especially centipede. That reminds me that where I was playing shut down. I need a new site for it.
 

FWAmie

DTVUSA Member
#10
I have actually never seen the Atari. But my ex-husband, who is 27 used to talk about it and how fun it was to play. But when exactly did the Atari come out?
 
#11
Growing up my sisters and I actually had two Atari game consoles. The only game I remember was something where you bounced a ball out in the galaxy. All of the details are fuzzy but it was kind of amusing. Since the system was so old by the time we got it, it wasn't long before the game didn't work anymore.
 

Funafuti

DTVUSA Member
#15
When I was a kid we had a version of the Atari 2600 that was sold by Sears under their brand "Tele-Games." It was the exact same system, just with a different name. All the Atari 2600 games were compatible with it. Later we got the Atari 400, which was a combination game system/personal computer with a really difficult to operate membrane keyboard. Lots of great memories of wasting endless hours playing games on both of those systems when I was a kid.
 

MMkaho

DTVUSA Member
#16
Well their is still a great bit of people around my area who are hoarders and must have atleast one of everything they can get their hands on so yea they don't really do much just sit in their rooms as more of a decoration
 
#17
Grew up on the Atari 2600. Think it was becoming defunct by the time I was about 9ish or 10 and we got the next version. Next was the original Nintendo...then I left home for good :)
I remember eventually wearing out the 2600 joysticks and having to buy new ones too! Asteroids was my favorite on the 2600. So was playing a lot of the same games in the arcade!
 

Funafuti

DTVUSA Member
#19
Damn you must have played for weeks to wear the joysticks out, those things can go through hell and back
Oh, the 2600 joysticks would definitely wear out if you used them enough. I got the point where I was fairly well versed in taking them apart and combining two broken ones into one working one.
 
#20
Yeah, I would typically use them until they would go in both the left and right directions :) Sometimes, I'd wear the buttons out, but more common to lose some of the range of motion of the things.
 

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