All posts tagged: Atari

A Brief History Of The (Rebellious) Origin Of Video Game Easter Eggs

This is a short video detailing the origin of the video game Easter Egg. Apparently it started back in 1980 with the release of Adventure for the Atari 2600 and was the brain child disgruntled employee Warren Robinett who was trying to get back at the company for being dicks to their employees. For more on this interesting tale find the Easter Egg in this post… Here’s a big hint. It’s the video below.

Merry Christmas from ATARI

What’s amazing about the first commercial is that ATARI tries to be politically correct and wish everyone a “Happy Holiday” and then proceed to show Inuits (or Eskimos as they were called back then) in an igloo playing ATARI. In the second commercial people have mastered space travel yet still play ATARI…oh and Santa is there and appears to be robbing them… Life was much simpler back then.  Enjoy!    

E.T./Atari Christmas Commercial

That’s right, before this game was exclusively found in landfills, you could actually purchase it in stores to give to your family as a great holiday gift! One problem. The game sucked. Panned as one of the worst games in video game history, this game was created and distributed in 5 weeks in order to cash in on the E.T. craze over Christmas. The hurried release all but killed Atari and games were literally dumped into landfills. Merry Christmas!

Video Games: The Movie

We got a great recommendation for you today people! Try Dr. Pepper with any spiced rum. You’ll love it. Oh and watch this documentary titled: Video Games The Movie. It is right in your Nostalgic wheelhouse. The opening credits alone should be enough to get you hooked but then the movie delves into the history of video game creation, gamers and consoles…okay that sounds boring. But I swear it is very entertaining and you would have a Nostalgic Video Game Boner the whole time. Check out the trailer below and if you like it, log into your friend’s Netflix account and check out this movie. Enjoy!

For Sale on Ebay: Collection of every NES, SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, N64, Game Cube and SEGA game

Seriously who wants to go halfsies? This 5,700+ game video game and console collection being sold by eBayer includes every retail Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Virtual Boy, N64, Gamecube and Sega Master System game sold in North America, plus a ton of of Game Boy Advanced, Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, Atari 2600 and Turbografx-16. The current asking price is $164,000 so I’m about $163,990 short. So here is my plan: I’ll start a kickstarter campaign to buy all these games and anyone who donates is totally allowed to come over any time they want to play…between 3-5pm…on Saturdays only… Bonus playing time can be granted if you are willing to blow on any Nintendo cartridges that aren’t working. Sound good? Cool. Here are more pictures of our future investment!