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It is a sad, sad day.  I was trying to organize my old school consoles for some friends that were coming over to play today, and I knocked my PS1 onto the floor.  The spindle is definitely broken and I hear some more rattling inside.  :(

RIP Original Playstation (1998-2014)
You were a good friend.

Atari and I shall mourn your passing.

realgirlsgaming:

Gamer
by hallopino
Name that console…=D

Atari 2600.  It’s a 4-switch model, so not the first gen (heavy 6) or the second (lightweight 6).  I can’t see the front very well, but there should be some veneer showing if it was the 1980-1982 model.  I’m guess it’s the Vader 4-switch, right before production of the 2600 Jr, putting it’s production sometime between ‘82-‘84. 

realgirlsgaming:

Gamer

by hallopino

Name that console…=D

Atari 2600.  It’s a 4-switch model, so not the first gen (heavy 6) or the second (lightweight 6).  I can’t see the front very well, but there should be some veneer showing if it was the 1980-1982 model.  I’m guess it’s the Vader 4-switch, right before production of the 2600 Jr, putting it’s production sometime between ‘82-‘84. 

Not to get all “Get off my lawn,” but I get sad that Atari always gets left out of the “Old School Gaming” parties.  It was the original home video game console, but everybody acts like 8-bit graphics were the beginning.

Not to get all “Get off my lawn,” but I get sad that Atari always gets left out of the “Old School Gaming” parties.  It was the original home video game console, but everybody acts like 8-bit graphics were the beginning.

Reblogging because people usually leave out Atari so it makes me happy when pre 8-bit games get some love & respect.

Reblogging because people usually leave out Atari so it makes me happy when pre 8-bit games get some love & respect.

(Source: rawbdz)

The moment I got over my Atari 2600.  Also the reason I still want an Intellivision.

it8bit:

MODERN DAY CLASSICS GONE CLASSIC

OTLgamingDeviantART user Bunnelle has a vision for the future of gaming that doesn’t include HD graphics and surround sound, but instead features a bountiful harvest of 8bit goodness.

Or, she simply had the idea of taking modern day games and re-envisioning them in the style of classic Atari cartridge art. It’s definitely one of the two.

I’m always thrilled to see anything Atari-related.  It seems so much of the modern notion of “classic video games” skips to the NES & 8-bit games.