The Future As I Knew It In 1981

When I was a kid, I thought these graphics were amazing. I mean look at that basketball game! And check out the detail of that golf course! The future arrived to my home in 1981.

Old Atari Booklet

These games were part of my Atari Catalogue featuring 45 games available for the Atari 2600.

Atari Catalog of Games

We actually never owned an Atari gaming console but an Atari 2600 clone called the Gemini (not to be confused with the Gemini I won back in 2009).

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The pictures above the games in that progarm are now the graphics of todays video games.

February 5, 2015 @ 5:33 PM


We had an Atari, it was cutting edge for its time. Strangely, we didn't have any of those games. We had classics like Plaque Attack and E.T.

February 5, 2015 @ 8:20 PM


For some reason my dad bought my older brothers an Odyssey2, lame competitor to the Atari 2600. I grew up with it and still thought the games were compelling and enjoyable.

We later acquired an NES around 1990 when a family friend was selling his. I was 8 and damn I still love those memories.

February 5, 2015 @ 9:48 PM


Those were the days.....

February 6, 2015 @ 9:06 AM


I had three bowling alleys with arcade sections within a 2km bike ride, and a Sunday Sun paper route for spending cash :)
I did receive an Atari 2600 console... by around late 1983. $200 worth of quarters, plus $40's worth per extra game cartridge(s) would have been better.
Cool alert: someone finally did create a realistic Pacman game for the Atari machine - or at least to be played via Emulation software, back around 2000.

February 6, 2015 @ 3:44 PM

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