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Game cover Obelix (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Obelix - a shooter game, released the Atari, the known almost all over the world multserialu about Obelisk. Game Obelisk saw its first light in the distant 1986.

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Game cover Off the Wall (Atari 2600 - a2600)

The wall is an arcade game in the style of Arkanoid game. You manage Kung Fu Lu, whose mission is to destroy the mysterious, evil walls, reflecting the ball into the bricks that make up the wall. W...

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Game cover Off Your Rocker (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Gone crazy is ... Simon Says type game for one to four players, alternating. The character on the screen is inclined to form a color, until the alarm sounds. You have to build in the same direction...

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Game cover Oink! (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Once upon a time there was no video games. People actually read fairy tales for kicks. Well, the biggest hit around was one about the three little pigs, who were in the building. Unfortunately, a n...

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Game cover Omega Race (Atari 2600 - a2600)

In Omegans, the most dangerous and respected star of warriors across the galaxy have come to Earth to challenge you to their legendary race Omega! Take your amplifier grip and speed fighter on the ...

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Game cover Oscar

It's fun! Seven different levels of play, rest, and reward children. It's an education! Levels of progress in the game, from simple, non-competitive games for young children fast and dynami...

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Game cover Othello (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Othello - this transformation the board game. Each player tries to fill the playing field with a disc of the same color as possible. On his turn, each player places a disc on the board, choose a pl...

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Game cover Out of Control (Atari 2600 - a2600)

To complete the chosen course as quickly as possible, without going out of control. In each course you need to maneuver through a series of cosmic buoys pop ten balls and leave space in the Dock.

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Game cover Outlaw (Atari 2600 - a2600)

The Outlaw player controls a shooter in the Wild West. It offers one and two player game. In one version of the player, the goal is to shoot a moving target as many times in 99 seconds. The two pla...

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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.