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  1. The original design of the 2600 was to include two speakers in the top deck for stereo sound.

    1. Nathan Strum

      Nathan Strum

      I wonder if you could make a decent stereo out of a 2600? Put in some really good car speakers, maybe stuff a tiny crossover and subwoofer in there.

    2. Bryan


      It could have been an FCC problem. NTSC sound is at 4.5MHz (whereas the rest of the game was probably below 1MHz), and this might have required a specially shielded area on the board.

    3. SoundGammon


      I remember talking to Jim Heller at Atari back in '79 when I was inquiring about getting composite video from the 2600. He told me it was a last minute decision in the design to have the sound come from the tv, as the engineers felt it would be more realistic.

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  2. Corby

    7800 question

    well I guess, if the 7800 can handle it. but writing from scratch.
  3. Corby

    7800 question

    Now a stock 7800 can play 4mb games. A pokey chip can be installed on the board for arcade sound. so for argument sake, let just say, the money was there, the willingness of the company, and the time given to the programmers write these games, and without the help of the (XM Module) *if of course the XM was really needed to pull off a certain game* My question is.. Is there a Nintendo game, that the 7800 can or cannot be programmed to play on? I mean in terms of sprites, scrolling, etc. colour was never an issue, flickering wasn't an issue either. Just something I've always wanted to ask.
  4. Leisure Vision. gonna see if it works.

  5. Tooth Protectors for the 2600 was only available by mail order from Johnson and Johnson.

    1. Corby


      so brush your teeth!!

    2. pangasinan


      They can't afford to after being sued.

  6. The last title released for the Jaguar by Atari was Fight for Life.

    1. jd_1138


      What an appropriate last game. :(

    2. retrorussell


      Yeah, Atari didn't fight hard enough.

  7. Nintendo offered Atari the rights to distribute the NES in America - Atari declined.

    1. 7800fan


      Had Atari taken up Nintendo, we'd have NES with keyboard and disk drive and no 7800 at all ever. Odds are SMS might have sold better.

    2. ls650


      More than likely the Atari management would have destroyed two companies instead of just one.

    3. GoldLeader


      I'd always heard they might buy it and then tuck it away so they could release the 7800...But this was before anyone realized it would be a runaway success.

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  8. Lord of the Rings, featured in a Parker Brothers Catalog was never commercially released, although it does appear to have been completed.

    1. Grig


      Corby likes cutting and pasting the AtariAge "snippets" from the main page and then posting in his status update

    2. King_Salamon


      yeah... he's weird that way. lol

    3. 7800fan


      There's a fake proto somewhere owned by AA forum member who only showed SS and has not shown actual cart or board.

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  9. Atari grossed $415 million in 1978.

    1. atarian63


      how much in todays $$$

    2. MotoRacer


      $2.50 a day, now. lol


    3. xucaen


      And if they had listened to Bushnell instead of firing him, they'd be bigger than Microsoft or Nintendo today.

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  10. Secret Quest was the last game released for the 2600 in the U.S..

    1. 7800fan


      Last Atari made game, not last of all 2600 games I guess.

    2. xucaen


      I have it. It doesn't fit into my 7800 but I have it.

  11. Wow. been here for 8 years. Time sure does go by fast!

  12. the women don't find you handsome..they should at least find you handy!

    1. SiLic0ne t0aD

      SiLic0ne t0aD

      I hope they like to cook...or no deal!

    2. frankodragon


      When the going gets tough, switch to power tools.

    3. SoundGammon


      Also be able to lick your eyebrows with your tongue!

  13. Merry Christmas

  14. would love to see Gyruss on the 7800. Use to play that lots on the colecovision
  15. oh. they want me to buy winter tires...sooo wheres the snow???

    1. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      Industrial snow tire complex conspiracy.

    2. zylon


      tires made of snow are not a good investment

  16. -8c with a few clouds

    1. BurritoBeans


      It's pretty much the same where I am, but lots of clouds and wind.

  17. The Atari Jaguar was initially manufactured for Atari by IBM.

    1. Reaperman


      That's just a cover story. Jaguar was really a government experiment in behavior alteration.

    2. Iwantgames:)


      I thought it was a government funded space flight simulator? Where did you learn to fly?

    3. xucaen


      All great conspiracy theories, all true.

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  18. ok ok ok. I'm Master chief! Mystery solved!

    1. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      But I thought you were the Master Chef?

    2. xucaen


      I thought it was Mister chafe.

  19. E.T. didn't cause the crash..I did! I sowie! :(

    1. Nathan Strum

      Nathan Strum

      Well... just don't do it again, ya' little scamp!

    2. jaybird3rd


      "If you could just go ahead and not cause any more video game crashes, that would be greeeat."

    3. AtarinDave


      Why apologies, from what I hear, the game crash was awesome for the gamers, like $3 a game at some stores.

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  20. *sticks tongue out at everyone* except the hairy monkey

  21. *sticks tongue out at everyone* except the hair monkey

  22. M*A*S*H

    1. atari2600land
    2. xucaen


      We recently watch the entire series on Netflix. Such a great show.

    3. MattelAquarius


      Mobile Armored Strike Hospital

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  23. its my fault

    1. BillyHW


      I thought it was you who let the dogs out. It's nice that you're finally admitting it though.

    2. frankodragon


      I thought it was because of the spamming a few days ago.

    3. Nutsy Doodleheimer

      Nutsy Doodleheimer

      I thought it was Bush or Obama's?

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