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Toy Hall of Fame Welcomes Atari 2600

In Culture, Fun Stuff, Technology on November 8, 2007 at 11:07 pm


Now these were video games! Nothing else compares to Space Invaders, Pitfall!, PacMan, Donkey Kong, Atlantis, Centipede, Asteroids, and Kaboom! And who could forget E.T.? (Well, actually I was very disappointed in that one.) Developed in 1977, the Atari 2600 game system was so futuristic compared to the game that started it all – Pong. Manufactured until 1984, the game system had a brief comeback in the late 80’s until it was officially discontinued in 1991. Thursday the all-time favorite was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Congratulations Atari! Makes me want to get ours down off the shelf, shake the dust off, and plug it in. 🙂

For fun, be sure to click on each game above to see some old commercials!

Pitfall! Pitfall!

Have you played Atari today?

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