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Game cover Vanguard (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Vanguard 1981 arcade game developed by Tose, and published by snk in Japan in 1981 and later the same year in Germany, the same publisher, while it was licensed to Centuria for production in North ...

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Game cover Vault Assault (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Vault Assault - is a game based on an old arcade game Space Zap. You are placed in a vault in the center of the screen, and must defend your base from attacking enemy ships coming at you from four ...

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Game cover Venetian Blinds Demo (Atari 2600 - a2600)

As the name implies demo blinds is not a game, and the demo that simulates a pair of shutters! The joystick can be used to raise and lower the pressing roller shutter upward or downward. When the c...

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Game cover Venture (Atari 2600 - a2600)

The company is an action game in which you control Winky, a heroic adventurer. Your aim is to collect as much treasure as you can, which are scattered numerous dungeons. There are several cameras t...

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Game cover Video Checkers (Atari 2600 - a2600)

In this classic game of checkers, you can play with your friend or with different levels of computer AI. Mastering all of them will have the skills and strategies, as well as a little luck. Video C...

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Game cover Video Chess (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Atari never intended to create a chess game for the Atari 2600, when the system was first introduced. But the original videoconferencing box was a chess piece on it, and Atari eventually sued someo...

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Game cover Video Jogger (Atari 2600 - a2600)

This is a game to help you carry out with the help of Pad feet madness and visual representation on the screen. Once the track is about thirty-five yards.

To start, PUSH on the green dot ...

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Game cover Video Life (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Video life is an unusual video game. The object of video playback life to achieve a high score, and to create a beautiful, change patterns from simple beginnings. For detailed instructions, tips, s...

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Game cover Video Olympics (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Video Olympic Games - is a sports game developed and published by the Atari, which was released in 1977.

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Game cover Video Pinball (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Released for the Atari 2600 video game console in 1980, Video Pinball participate in real-world simulation game of pinball shooter ball, flippers, bumpers and spinners. Also, the game implements re...

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Game cover Video Reflex (Atari 2600 - a2600)

You have to get to the point is the same color as the square of the error on. If you wait too long, or step on the wrong point, you will lose one of their eight lives. In later levels, you'll h...

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Game cover Video Simon (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Video Simon - game in the genre Games, published by Hozer Video Games in 2000 for a single player, programmer Mark De Smet.

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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.