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.
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.
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.
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
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!