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Game cover I Robot (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Perhaps one of the lesser-known arcade games from the Atari, I, Robot was ahead of his time. This is, perhaps, the first arcade game to use 3-D, filled polygons, placing the player in a surreal uni...

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Game cover I Want My Mommy (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Poor Teddy. He had a bad dream and now he wants his mommy. How about to give him a hand? Send it to the magical starry stairs. Help him avoid unpleasant dream demons, who will try to block his path...

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Game cover I.Q. 180 (Atari 2600 - a2600)

IQ 180 - this is a game - puzzle game developed Homevision, which was released in 1983.

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Game cover Ice Hockey (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Throw-in the center of the ice. Then you are all sharp and hard-hitting action of one of the most difficult sports. Dodge defenders. Grazing and fire from behind a corner. Then quickly roll back to...

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Game cover Ikari Warriors (Atari 2600 - a2600)

As an elite fighting squad member, you and your friend are on a mission behind enemy lines. You have to wade through a river, hiding behind the rubble and shoot to kill. Will be machine guns, grena...

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Game cover Imagic Selector (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Imagic Selector - mirror effect. Imagic Selector, published in 1982 by the publisher of which is the company Imagic.

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Game cover Immies & Aggies (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Immies & Aggies - this unreleased prototype for the Atari 2600.

Immies & Aggies odd shooting game, which comprises beads. For you see, Immies & Aggies really kinds of marble (...

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Game cover Inca Gold (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Inca Gold - quite an interesting game in the genre of Arcade, you need to steal the gold from the ancient race of the Incas. Be careful owners of gold will try to kill you.

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Game cover Indy 500 (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Indy 500 - 1977 is a racing video game released by Atari, Inc. for its video-computer system (later known as the Atari 2600). It was built in honor of the 500 miles of Indianapolis, and is based on...

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Game cover Infiltrate (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Infiltration - a spy game with high stakes espionage. In the spirit of the elevator action, you play as a secret agent penetrate into a secret fortress. You must maneuver through a maze of corridor...

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Game cover International Soccer (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Two 4 person team. Each player controls one member of the team. The computer controls the other 3 people on each team, moving them to simulate two full teams 11-man. Two models halves of 45 minutes...

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Game cover INV+ (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Strange aliens from outer space threatens the land. Attempts to establish a dialogue have failed. Silicon these bizarre forms of life are strangely square and rough in appearance, but their goal is...

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Game cover Ixion (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Ixion - port 1983 unreleased Sega coin-op with the same name, Ixion interesting game that does not seem to play as all the rest of 2600 the library. Your goal vIksion to capture five white squares ...

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Atari 2600 (a2600)

Manufacturer: Atari
Type: Game console
Generation: Second
Release date: October 14, 1977
Units sold: 40 million
Media: Cartridge
Bestseller: Space Invaders
Predecessor: Atari PONG
Follower: Atari 5200

CPU: 6507, Of 1.19 MHz 
RAM: 128 bytes, in VLSI 
ROM: 4K Max 
Video controller: Stella, a graphics chip that controls the sync with the TV and all other video processing tasks 
Frequency controller: 1.19 MHz 
Media: cartridges
Control: 2 joystick

Atari VCS, later called the Atari 2600, came Christmas 1977 and became the dominant game console of the late 1970s — early 1980s. It was the first successful console with games cartridges. In the 1980s in the United States, the word "Atari" was synonymous with "Atari 2600". The model is usually supplied with two joysticks or two paddle controllers and one game — first it was Combat, and then Pac-Man.

In 1975, Atari acquired a research company Cyan Engineering to develop game systems of new generation. For some time he conducted the work on creation of the prototype known as "Stella" (the name of the bike one of the engineers). In contrast to the systems of previous generations, contains several games programmed in the form of a set of logic elements, - Stella was a real CPU, which used a MOS Technology 6502 in a cost-reduced version, known as the 6507. He was associated with the chip memory and I / o MOS Technology 6532 as well as video and sound chip, TIA (Television Interface Adaptor) own design. In addition to these three chips, the first version contained one — chip standard CMOS buffer. Thus, the number of chips was very small and the construction cost was relatively low. In later versions of the console chip buffer was removed. First, the use of cartridge not expected, but seeing the likeness of the cartridge on another system, engineers realized that they can put games on cartridge, only adding to it the socket and packing.

In August 1976 Fairchild Semiconductor released their Video Entertainment System based on a microprocessor. Stella is not yet ready for production, but it becomes apparent that she needs to be released before will be a series of products in the style of "me too" — as happened after the release of PONG. Atari simply did not have enough money to quickly complete the development of the system, as sales of PONG have come to naught. In the end, Nolan Bushnell goes to Warner Communications and sells them for $ 28 million with the promise that Stella would be released as quickly as possible.

A key contribution to the success of the console was the hiring of Jay miner (Jay Miner), a developer of chips that managed to simplify the circuitry in such a way that TIA was placed in a single chip. After that, the system has been tested and was ready for release. At the time of release in 1977, the development costs of the console was about $ 100 million.