John Hancock – The new wireless classic joystick that Atari has made offers a built in paddle function. In this video, I take a look at some games that use this function(both arcade and console) and see how they play. Do you remember paddle games? What was your favorite?
FrameRater – Hyperkin recently revealed a new, innovative Atari 2600 controller that combines the functions of a traditional joystick with paddle control. Paddles being unreliable is a problem, so does this modern solution come to our rescue? Let’s find out.
This is the ultimate mashup of the Atari 2600 and Sony Walkman Professional! It’s a custom programmed FPGA circuit board enclosed in a 3D printed walkman-like device with working buttons, HDMI output and 100% compatibility with accessories and cartridges.
HDMI video and audio output
Analog audio output
Perfect Atari 2600 core hardware implementation
Compact enclosure that resembles a Walkman
Uses standard size Atari 2600 game cartridges
Works with all Atari 2600 peripherals
Support for odd size Atari 2600 cartridges
The Kids React to one of the first gaming consoles, the Atari 2600! Watch them play the classic game, Asteroids, and the infamous, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial! Watch to see their reaction!
This episode features the following amazing kids!
NOTE: Kids that are technically ‘teens’ will remain on ‘Kids React’ until they enter high school.
Dominick, age 8
Sydney, age 8
Jacob, age 9
Anita, age 10
Emma R., age 10
Royel, age 10
Kayla, age 11
Caden, age 12
Jackson, age 12
Morgan A., age 13
Take a rare look at our favorite vintage Atari 2600 boxes and cover art with The Immortal John Hancock & Metal Jesus Rocks.
Tanks but no Tanks
Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle
Sometimes when you rediscover your childhood treasures, they aren’t quite as polished when you are an adult. Have no fear! I take it upon myself this week to compile the Atari 2600 games that are still a lot of fun even today. In an age of 3D HD graphics, surround sound and multi-core processors, there is still a lot of fun to be had in many old Atari games from 30 years ago.