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Atari

Replicade Tempest Cabinet

Replicade Tempest Cabinet
$120  Buy Link Comment

New Wave Toys adds to its collection of tiny, working arcade machines, with this 12″ tall (sixth-scale) replica of the Atari classic Tempest. Its wood cabinet is accurate to every detail, with a screen optimized for vector-style graphics, and a rotary control with swappable caps.

PONG Coffee Table

PONG Coffee Table
$3000+  Buy Link Comment

Inspired by this earlier design, this coffee table lets you play a mechanical version of the classic Atari arcade game. It packs USB charging ports and a Bluetooth speaker as well. It’s available with matching ottomans, and in coin-op arcade table and cocktail styles.

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Atari VCS Retro Console

Atari VCS Retro Console
$199+  Pledge Link Comment

The Atari VCS is a retro console inspired by the look of the Atari 2600. Aside from letting you play hundreds of classic Atari games, it will also be compatible with many modern games. It can also stream and play music and video and is compatible with external storage. Drops 2019.

Japanese Atari Messenger Bag

Japanese Atari Messenger Bag
$36  Buy Comment

Show your love for retro video games with this sweet dark red messenger bag, embellished with the Japanese version of gaming great Atari’s iconic logo. We suggest using it to carry a LYNX portable, a selection of game cartridges, and some old Antic magazines.

From Atari to Chuck E. Cheese

From Atari to Chuck E. Cheese

Great Big Story presents a short interview and documentary about Nolan Bushnell, the man who not only gave birth to the video game industry, as founder of Atari, but who also founded numerous other companies, including Pizza Time Theater, home to Chuck E. Cheese.

Mini Centipede Arcade Machine

Mini Centipede Arcade Machine
$110+  Pledge Comment

New Wave Toys’ RepliCade is an upcoming line of fully-functional sixth scale (i.e. 12″ tall) arcade machine scale models. The series is kicking off with Centipede. It has a wood cabinet, LED backlighting, laminated overlays and coin return buttons that work as controls.

Gaming Key Holder

Gaming Key Holder
$37-$59  Buy Comment

Etsy store 1Up Forge makes key holders using the controller connectors of old video game consoles, such as the NES, the Atari 2600 and the PlayStation. Attach the male connector to your keyring then stick it in the proper port to secure it. They could use more polish though.

Retro Tech: Atari Video Music

Retro Tech: Atari Video Music

Techmoan looks back at one of the odder bits of tech that video game maker Atari created. The Atari Video Music was an analog device that could produce a lightshow on your TV using your stereo system as its input. While it wasn’t a hit, the Atari 2600 was their next release.

Atari Flashback Portable

Atari Flashback Portable
$50  Buy Comment

A handheld edition of the classic Atari 2600 game console with a 3.2″ color display. It comes pre-loaded with 60 games, and can also play game ROMs loaded onto an SD card too. Has a built-in rechargeable battery, and can connect to a TV with RCA composite inputs.

Atari PONG Coffee Table

Atari PONG Coffee Table
$900+  Pledge Comment

Daniel Perdomo’s DIY analog PONG table is now an officially-licensed Atari product. It preserves the original game’s control scheme but on a larger, physical form. The knobs can be covered when you want to have a normal table. Available in four designs.

Mechanical PONG

Mechanical PONG

It took quite a bit of planning and engineering prowess, but the end result of Daniel Perdomo’s recreation of Atari’s arcade classic PONG as a game played with mechanical paddles and ball cube is quite impressive. (Thanks Philip!)

Crash: The Year Video Games Died

Crash: The Year Video Games Died

Ahoy looks back at 1982 to 1983, some of the darkest days of the video game industry, born from over-saturation of the market, low quality games, and competition for shelf space. Fortunately, things turned around by 1985, but the cycle could repeat itself.

Mini Emu Retro Console Emulator

Mini Emu Retro Console Emulator
~$140++  Pledge Link Comment

The Mini Emu is a small plug-and-play computer that can run digital copies of classic video games. It uses open source software to run games from over 40 consoles, from the Atari 800 to the PlayStation. It’s also a media player.

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Conan Plays Atari 2600

Conan Plays Atari 2600

For his latest Clueless Gamer episode, Conan O’Brien puts away the Xbox 360 and PS3 and dusts off an old Atari 2600. We have to agree that most of these “classics” really don’t stand the test of time. Nintendo, on the other hand…

Literal Atari Game Covers

Literal Atari Game Covers

(NSFW: Language) Mighty God King photoshopped the cover art of Atari 2600 games, interpreting the art in the titles and poking fun at the generation’s simple gameplay and primitive graphics.

The gAtari

The gAtari

Musician cTrix hacked together an Atari 2600, three effects pedals – a bass equalizer, flanger and delay – along with a custom joystick track selector to create a chunky chiptune axe.

Atari Pint Glasses

Atari Pint Glasses
$29.99 / set of 4  Buy Comment

Get your drink on with these retro Atari arcade pint glasses. Each set comes with Missile Command, Asteroids, Centipede and Tempest glasses. Of course, they’re perfect for playing quarters.

Free: Atari Arcade

Free: Atari Arcade

It’s coin-op/cartridge goodness, minus the coins or cartridges; Atari Arcade lets you play six classic games for free, including Asteroids, Adventure, Battlezone, and Lunar Lander.

DIY: Lunar Lander

DIY: Lunar Lander

Cobbled together from junk parts, Iain Sharp’s real-life, analog version of Atari’s 1979 Lunar Lander game is out of this world; it’s powered by a pair of old PCs and Sharp’s own software.

Atari Wallets

Atari Wallets
$35-$55  Buy Comment

Niles Z. gives Atari 2600 cartridges a second lease on life with his Atari Wallets; clips, neodymium magnets and wires keep things in place, but we most like the original (still playable) chip.

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Re\Visioned: Activision

Re\Visioned: Activision

Gametap’s Re\Visioned series is back in a big way with six brilliant animated shorts that reimagine classic Atari 2600 games including Pitfall, Pressure Cooker and Cosmic Ark.

1981 Atari Ring

1981 Atari Ring

A worthy addition to our rapidly growing geek bling collection, this 18 karat gold ring by artist Sakurako Shimizu is a precise case of a 1981 Atari chip; it’s also available in silver.

Website: 2600 Online

Website: 2600 Online

Packed with 50+ classic Atari games, 2600 Online is proof that good gameplay always trumps graphics; Missile Command and Pac-Man still get our blood pumping, pixels and all.

FoldSkool 3

FoldSkool 3

Marshall Alexander is well known for his papercraft creations; Series 3 of his FoldSkool Heroes is made for old-school gamers, with cutesy Atari, Pong, and Commodore robots.

Atari Modern Classics

Atari Modern Classics

Those of us old enough to remember the Atari 2600 will love these Atari Modern Classics pictures from The -Minus World; they’re a wonderful take on retro package design.

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