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How did you celebrate the 40th birthday of the Atari 2600?


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#1 Leisure OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:50 AM

I used a modded 2600 and an LCD projector to play games on the side of my house!  I'd love to say that I was controlling my Dodge Em car with my real steering wheel and gas pedal, but no, it just looks that way.  Maybe some day!

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#2 CPUWIZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:12 AM

Nice license plate. :cool:



#3 GoldLeader OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:13 AM

Classic!



#4 Rom Hunter OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:32 AM

That's celebrating in style

Great picture.

8)



#5 Stewart_Pidd OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:36 AM

For Atari's birthday, I got out my NES and laughed at the bad choices Atari made.



#6 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:04 AM

I played Dodge "em, too!

 

Also played Gunfight, Chunkout & Atlantis :)



#7 kdgarris OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:32 AM

Most impressive!

 

I celebrated by working on my homebrew.   :)



#8 arcade_lights OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:45 PM

Besides playing games, which is nothing unusual, I also wrote a song to honor Atari's 40th birthday. Here it goes:

 

ATARI OUTLAW
 
I'm a blaster
Solaris, a distant star
Space master
Revenge seeking Yar
 
Invaders strike
I shall not recoil
Missile command
Protect the city soil
 
Defender, whizz through the Stargate
Save the astronauts from ghastly fate
Landers descend, helpless humans scream
Fearless pilot, ignite your laser beam
 
Intruder alert
I guess I better run
Evil Otto's smile
Hurry up or you die
 
Avoid the hungry shark
Ride the Cosmic ark
Kaboom, Frogs and flies
Demons invade the skies
 
Epileptic colors blaze
Explosions blow me away
Ear-raping blasting sound
The whole room's spinning around
 
I don't want Sega, I don't want NES
What I want you can guess
2600 is my game
All the others are just lame

Edited by arcade_lights, Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:06 PM.


#9 adamchevy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:14 PM

I refurbished a couple CX10s while I was at work. Coincidence...Maybe.

Edited by adamchevy, Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:14 PM.


#10 RamrodHare OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:54 AM

I swapped the old red LED in my 7800 to a nice new RGB (color changing) LED. :P  I organized all my 2600 carts and put them on my display shelf in the living room, so everyone can see them!

Last, but not least, I painted the ugly red and yellow buttons on my Flashback 3. Now they are gloss black and it looks SOOOO much better. It looks so good I'm thinking about doing it to my Flashback 4. :-D



#11 Rogerpoco OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:06 AM

I was, uhh, "Gearing Up" for the 5.61 I was about to put on Dragster. :)

Didn't realize it was 40th B-day(or close).

Very Cool!



#12 Lauren Tyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:15 PM

I didn't know yesterday was the 40th birthday of the Atari 2600! I best play some of my favorite games!



#13 Nathan Strum ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:54 PM

Pretty sure nobody will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the SpeakerHat™...






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