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Classic Gamer Magazine #6
April 26, 2001
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Classic Gamer MagazineClassic Gamer Magazine #6 just arrived in our mailbox, and it's another issue chock full 'o goodness. This issue features the usual letters, news, reviews, classic game ads, and much more. You'll also find features on arcade auctions (live auctions specifically), lost arcade games, the world of classic war games, the best Atari 2600 games that never existed, and others. We highly recommend it! Classic Gamer magazine is available for $4.99 directly from the Classic Gamer web site.

VCSp Advance
April 24, 2001
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VCSp Revision 5Ben Heckendorn has completed revision 5 of his portable Atari 2600, the VCSp. As you can see from the picture, this one is a drastic design change reminiscent of the Game Boy Advance. The main problem with this design is that it took much longer to construct, so don't expect this to be the final version. He's looking for input, so stop by the VSCp Site and let him know what you think of the new design.

2600 & 7800 : More Prototypes?
April 23, 2001
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Elevator ActionIt seems that the Digital Press guys have turned up some more Atari prototypes. Word has it that they showed off Elevator Action for the 2600 and Pitfighter for the 7800 at the recent PhillyClassic event. There's even word of a 2600 Zookeeper prototype, but that's just a rumor at this point. That's all we know for now, we'll post more news as it becomes available!

Easter Egg Contest
April 22, 2001
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The Digital Press is conducting an Easter Egg contest to uncover rumored secrets found in various Atari 2600 games. Prizes range from $25 to $100 and include games such as E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark. There are also prizes for any other unknown secrets that you can reveal.

VCSp Revision 4
April 22, 2001
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Ben Heckendorn has completed the 4th revision of his portable Atari 2600, the VCSp. The new version has blue plastic with more woodgrain, and most importantly features a paddle controller. It also features a new screen with better resolution - and it costs less to make! Check out his site and give him some feedback on the new design.

PhillyClassic Pictures
April 22, 2001
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The first images of PhillyClassic, the East coast classic gamers convention, have been put on-line. It looks like the show was a success, with lots of free arcade play, games to buy and trade, and more. You can check out over 40 pictures from the show at Classic Game Creations.

2600 Nexus Becomes AtariAge
April 22, 2001
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The Atari 2600 Nexus is no more - we're excited to bring you AtariAge in its place! Run by the same people, AtariAge features everything found on the Atari 2600 Nexus and a whole lot more. A better design, better message boards, hundreds of new scans, and more to come. You'll find AtariAge Rarity Guides for the 5200 and 7800, and a revamped guide for the 2600. We're also the new official home of the Atari 2600 and 7800 FAQ's. And be sure not to miss out on a chance to win an autographed Star Wars cartridge. Sit back, look around, and tell us what you think!

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