Saturday, November 27, 2004

Atari=Temple Of Doom

I visited a local thrift shop recently, and found a box containing an Atari 2600 (VCS if you like)for $10.00! Also included were: 15 cartridges, 4 joysticks, 2 paddles, power adapter and TV switch. I plugged it in at home, and it works!

Using an Indiana Jones system, the Atari 2600 is a "Temple Of Doom" level find for me. A "Lost Ark"-type treasure would be a working Dragon's Lair arcade game. A "Last Crusade" caliber discovery would be a working Vectrex system. This is related to my rankings of the Indiana Jones movies, so your "Lost Ark" might be different than mine.

Many of the Atari games involve "shooting" or have war themes (Combat). Q-Bert uses such foul language, and Frogger is a very bad role-model for children. It's hard to think of future videogames becoming any more violent or explicit than these.


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