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Game cover James Bond 007 (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Dzheyms Bond 007 in 1983, a side-scrolling video game developed and published by Parker Brothers for Atari 2600 and Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit computers, the Commodore 64, from colecovision and distri...

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Game cover Jammed (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Jammed conversion of the board game Rush Hour for the Atari 2600, Thomas Zentzstsh programmed. In this version, you have to steal the car of your dreams from the crowded parking lot, but first you ...

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Game cover Jawbreaker (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Ты свободная в кондитерской фабрике! Быстро чавкали зубы, чтобы съесть все конфеты. Будьте осторожны, счастливые лица могут получить вас! Очистить экран и это время для некоторых быстрых гигиены - ...

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Game cover Journey - Escape (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Escape Travel - is a video game developed and manufactured by Data Age in San Jose, California for the Atari 2600 console and released in 1982. It stars the rock band Journey, one of the world'...

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Game cover Joust (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Climb into armor and grab his spear - you enter a world of medieval knights' tournament! Fly your faithful ostrich horse in the battle against the fearless riders Buzzard. But hang on - they wi...

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Game cover Jr. Pac-Man (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Junior PAC-man arcade game released in 1983 by Midway bally. It is based on pacman and its derivatives, but not officially part of the PAC-Man series together srebenkom-Pacman, this game was create...

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Game cover Jungle Hunt (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Jungle hunt, released in arcades in 1982 for the Atari 2600 in 1983, is a three-phase platformer that puts the player in the shoes of a typical jungle survivalist, given the task to rescue the lady...

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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.