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#1 eegad OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:20 PM

Sorry if perhaps it's been posted before, but... In cleaning out my inlaws house,I came across a 1982 issue of Games magazine. I browsed through it. There were 4 ads for Atari stuff. This one I looked at, turned the page, then flipped back and was like "what???". So...

 

Q: What's wrong with this picture?

 

A: Look at the picture on the PacMan box.

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#2 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:23 PM

So there's a version of Adventure with Pacman instead of the little square? Cool. 



#3 Atarikid96 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:14 PM

Lmao. Probably caused by the drugs back then

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#4 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:04 PM

That's one long monster to chase Pac-Man!  ;)



#5 Zonie ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:40 PM

Changed an Adventure to Pac Man to increase sales.



#6 the_wizard_666 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:24 AM

Yeah, my guess is they took an older advert and did a quickie edit when Pac-Man was released, and they just missed the artwork.



#7 SoulBlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:00 AM

Heh, I think your right about that being a quick edit.

 

Something else that also strikes me....the point's been made before, but man, that Atari system was still really expensive in 1982!

 

$150 then was worth $379 in 2017 dollars!

 

I got my PS4 brand new with a game included (although only one controller) a few months ago for $250!

 

Some of the games being sold for $8, though...that's a bit better, as that's about $20 in today's money.



#8 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:21 AM

PAC-MAN is an Adventure!!

#9 maiki OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:45 PM

 

I got my PS4 brand new with a game included (although only one controller) a few months ago for $250!

 

PS4 is no real value in today's measures. It's more or less a multitasking PC with online requirement to live on. Atari 2600 was something like non existent Emotion Engine v2 now back then.

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:46 PM

I don't even want to calculate the value of a $500 console TV in today's prices... :-o

 

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Edited by Zonie, Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:48 PM.


#11 RaccoonyDave ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:11 PM

I don't even want to calculate the value of a $500 console TV in today's prices... :-o

 

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I know it's a CRT and probably 30-40 years old, but to me this TV screams Hi-tech and Futuristic. I guess that what I get for forming my first memories in the 90s without cable on my woodgrain TV.






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