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console_lation prize?!....the Atari 2600 console is coming out soon....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 23, 2023 05:30AM
......Atari 2600 Plus......out November 17 for $129.99........it will be 'retro' and fit old cartridges....


The Atari 2600 Is Back, Backward Compatible, And It’s Got Wood

....The Atari 2600–the console that shook the world in the late 70s and early 80s–is back. Atari, in partnership with PLAION, has today unveiled a “modern-day, faithful recreation” of the console that both dominated the North American market and led to the video game crash of 1983.

The remake, which takes its visual inspiration from the four-switch CX2600-A model from 1980, will launch worldwide on November 17 and is now available to pre-order for $129.99 (€119.99 / £99.99).

Purists are thoroughly catered to, thanks to the inclusion of the Atari 2600+’s CX40+, “recreated with the same size and layout as the original 2600 Joystick Controller for that added touch of nostalgia.”

Much like its predecessor, it’s got wood–that natural panel is as authentic as it gets. To further push the spirit of the original Atari 2600, it’s also backward compatible with both 2600 and 7800 games.

The Atari 2600+ will launch with ten classic games from the console’s repertoire, and each has “been created using modern technology to authentically replicate the original four-switch Atari 2600 Video Game System.”

Atari 2600+ 10-in-1 launch games

Adventure
Combat
Dodge ‘Em
Haunted House
Maze Craze
Missile Command
Realsports Volleyball
Surround
Video Pinball
Yars’ Revenge

The Atari 2600+ also builds on the original machine with features including a HDMI output, USB power, plus multiple screen resolutions. If you want to go even deeper into the Atari 2600 rebirth, PLAION has recreated the twisty CX-30 Paddle Controller, which you can get for $24.99 (€22.99 / £19.99), or ith its own 4-in-1 multi-game cartridge–titles as yet unannounced–for $39.99 (€34.99 / £29.99).

Other launch titles have been revealed, including cartridges for Berzerk Enhanced Edition and Mr Run and Jump.

Wade Rosen, CEO and chairman of Atari, said: “Preserving classic games is a priority for Atari, and the release of the Atari 2600+ will make the hundreds of Atari 2600 and 7800 games that have been released over the last 50 years universally accessible. PLAION’s approach to a quality recreation of iconic Atari hardware made them the perfect partner to bring the Atari 2600+ to market.”

Ben Jones, commercial director of retro at PLAION, “We’re excited to be working with Atari to bring back the Atari 2600 and help meet the growing consumer demand for retro hardware.

“For gamers who remember the thrill of playing arcade games at home for the very first time, the Atari 2600+ will take you right back,” he said. “For everyone else, the offer is one of timeless fun and the chance to experience a golden age of video games in a way that could only come from Atari.”.....



............retro.........................................?!





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Re: console_lation?!....the Atari 2600 console is coming out soon....
Posted by: Sam3
Date: August 23, 2023 07:11AM
Where is Space Invaders? That was the breakout game for the Atari 2600 console.

Asteroids and Pac Man should have been included as well.



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Re: console_lation?!....the Atari 2600 console is coming out soon....
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: August 23, 2023 09:29AM
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Sam3
Where is Space Invaders? That was the breakout game for the Atari 2600 console.

Asteroids and Pac Man should have been included as well.

Space Invaders and Pac-Man were both licensed games, the current company named Atari (no affiliation with the original business) probably doesn't have the rights.

Throw in a $40 Harmony cartridge and you could play every Atari game ever made.

Not that anybody would play most of them twice.

Okay, maybe Pitfall...
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Re: console_lation prize?!....the Atari 2600 console is coming out soon....
Posted by: jonny
Date: August 23, 2023 10:52AM
S#it… I guess I better sell my old School 2600 before the market gets flooded.
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Re: console_lation prize?!....the Atari 2600 console is coming out soon....
Posted by: Forrest
Date: August 23, 2023 12:33PM
What a joke - $130 for a console with 10 games and 1 wired joystick? The Atari 2600 retro console jumped the shark.

A few years ago I got a Atari Flashback 9 Gold, which also has the console with HDMI output, 120 games, an SD card slot so you can run more 2600 games and 2 wireless joysticks for about $75. There's also 2 wired joystick jacks which you can plug joysticks into or modified paddles.

The 50th edition Atari Flashback which was released last year has 130 games, but they dropped the SD card slot and it has 2 wired joysticks and wired paddles.
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Re: console_lation prize?!....the Atari 2600 console is coming out soon....
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 23, 2023 01:01PM
Okay, maybe Pitfall...


Geeeze, I LOVED Pitfall.

It was one of my favorite games on that console.

Choplifter! was another favorite, but I think I had that on a floppy for my Atari 800XL or 1200XL and floppy drive.

That drive was pretty flaky, but there were stretches where it was flawless and I'd spend hours with it.

I've always been a lightweight gamer, er- game player- but I loved the hand full that got played.

I think I still have some Myst 3 1/2" floppies that never got used.






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Re: console_lation prize?!....the Atari 2600 console is coming out soon....
Posted by: Forrest
Date: August 23, 2023 02:24PM
“ I think I still have some Myst 3 1/2" floppies that never got used.”

Good one smiley-laughing001

Myst only shipped on CD’s
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Re: console_lation prize?!....the Atari 2600 console is coming out soon....
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 23, 2023 03:57PM
My little grey cells, they fail me.

I could go dig up the box set, but I'm just not that curious.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: console_lation prize?!....the Atari 2600 console is coming out soon....
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: August 23, 2023 04:47PM
I'm hitting up used game stores and pawn shops before those old carts go up in value now that you can get a modern console to use them with.



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Re: console_lation prize?!....the Atari 2600 console is coming out soon....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: August 25, 2023 09:10PM
Somewhere I have a 2600 joystick with built in games.
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