Atari 2600

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Examples of Atari 2600 Games

Dublin Core

Title

Atari 2600

Subject

A home gaming console popular in the early 1980's

Description

The posterchild for the second generation of home video game consoles, the Atari 2600 helped introduce interchangeable cartridge-based consoles to American households, replacing from fixed single-game devices. Originally released in 1977, the 2600 saw great financial success in the early 1980's, releasing two design revisions by 1982. However, due to an influx of poor quality third party titles and poor licensing decisions, Atari contributed to their own downfall in the Great Video Game Crash of 1983, marking a definite end to most consoles at the time.

Creator

Atari Corporation

Source

“Gamasutra - A History of Gaming Platforms: Atari 2600 Video Computer System/VCS.” n.d. Accessed March 23, 2021. https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/131956/a_history_of_gaming_platforms_.php?print=1.

Publisher

gamasutra.com

Date

1977-1984

Language

English

Type

Online Article

Collection

Citation

Atari Corporation, “Atari 2600,” Technology of the 1980s, accessed May 24, 2024, https://1980stechexploration.omeka.net/items/show/7.