Gamecenter 'herdenkt' in een artikel genaamd "the Atari 2600 in 1999" de goeie ouwe Atari 2600. Ik ben helaas net ietsie te jong om het Atari tijdperk meegemaakt te kunnen hebben, in 1977 was ik -2 .
It's hard to believe that the 2600 dates all the way back to 1977, when shag carpet cushioned the floors of countless living rooms, and gas-guzzling, wood-paneled station wagons packed the driveways of America's suburbia. The faux wood grain on the original 2600 makes it a real classic as far as style is concerned, though later revisions, including the officially licensed Sears Tele-Games Video Arcade, adopted a more "modern" look.
But no matter what kind of a case the 2600 came in, the guts are where the fun started. The system's tech specs make it seem like it belongs in a Flintstones cartoon (complete with a small dinosaur inside, running on a treadmill to generate power). The 2600's CPU ran at a mere 1.19 MHz, and the system had a stone-age 128 bytes of RAM. However, in spite of the fact that the 2600 could barely draw a square without going schizo, the system had a big heart and a library of games that boasts a number of immortal titles, including Pitfall, Yars' Revenge, and an adventure game called simply Adventure.