Exertainment is a tricky subject, because although my focus is on Nintendo and the Exertainment Bike in this video, they were far from the only (or earliest) company to combine digital games and exercise. I wanted to expand and talk about the unreleased Atari Puffer, or some of the equipment made without partnering with a video game giant like the Autodesk High Cycle, but I pretty quickly realized I could get stuck in entertainment research for a year if I were to cover too many things.
I won the bike in the live auction at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2017 from a friend of mine who runs an online store [https://www.theplace4gamers.com/] and pretty quickly realized I have no room for it either…so it currently lives in the back room of my store.
Atari just announced some details about when the Atari VCS. It will be available to preorder at the end of May, along with some earlybird bonuses to entice people to lay down their hard earned money. Can the return of Atari make an impact?