atari

What’s a guy to do when he wants a set of action figures from old Activision classics like Pitfall! and Keystone Kapers? Make your own out of old G.I. JOE figures. Very cool, and I love the packaging.

Chicago Toy Collector via The Retroist

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Mighty God King has put together a fun collection of covers from Atari 2600 games which are a little more truthful than I remember.

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They don’t make racing games like this anymore.

Atari 2600 Night Driver

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Avatari

by Cap'n Carrot on September 13, 2011 · 0 comments

in Audio Visual,Games

Created by Hamish & Andy here’s what James Cameron’s Avatar might have looked like as an Atari game.

Avatari via Topless Robot

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Or was that 30 summers ago? I loose track. Either way, here’s pure 80’s commercial gold. Gold, I tell you!

Atari commercial

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If you’ve got a second or two head over here and check out a nice collection of some very cool Atari concept sketches.

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…then I’m sorry, but we can’t be friends.

[via Walyou]

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The year was 1980. The Empire Strikes Back was #1 at the Box Office, Solid Gold and Magnum, P.I. made their television debuts, and Diana Ross was rocking “Upside Down.”

30 years ago a little game known as Missile Command starting stealing countless hours and quarters from the youth of America. As part of the celebration this new multi-player flash version is now available (and you don’t even need quarters this time around to loose countless hours you could be using to do something “productive”).

So break out that Rush mix-tape, (pop open that 2-liter of Shasta if you’ve got it), and enjoy yourself a little newly minted video game nostalgia after the jump.

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