Tag Archives: Atari 2600
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 | 22:18 BST
It was bound to happen eventually: Clueless Gamer Conan O’Brien has filmed his session with a game always on one of those “Worst Games of All Time” lists, and one which even has its own purported landfill. That’s right. Conan’s latest segment on games is the Atari 2600′s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. See how he fared with it below.
Sat, Jun 01, 2013 | 22:43 BST
Fuel Industries, a Canadian game developer, has been given a permit from the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, to excavate the landfill where Atari reportedly buried many, many copies of E.T. and other broken or unsalable merchandise back in 1983.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 20:06 BST
Former Atari man D. Scott Williamson has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Atari 2600 cartridge version of Star Castle. The original title was developed by Cinematronics and released in 1980 arcades, and a console version was planned but never released. Williamson eventually created a 2600 port of Star Castle and showed it during a fan event and thanks to the positive reaction, a limited run with reproduction box, a printed manual, and in cartridge form will be handed to those who support the Kickstarter project. More incentives for supporting the title can be found through the link. A video is below. Thanks, IndieGames.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 | 23:05 GMT
If there’s anything cooler than a downloadable retro remake of Halo, it’s the chance to own a really truly Halo 2600 cartridge for your Atari, assuming it still works and you can find it under the pile of board games in the attic.