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(Short List)   Today is Atari's 40th birthday and after you've stopped weeping for your lost youth, reminisce with the ten greatest Atari games ever   ( ) divider line 10
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4928 clicks; posted to Geek » on 27 Jun 2012 at 7:50 AM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-06-27 08:06:59 AM  
4 votes:

Getting below 700 now, still going down. 675, 650, 625, he's holding. . .no, no he's down, he's down.

/He's all over the place, 900 feet, up to 1300 feet... what an asshole.
2012-06-27 12:38:10 PM  
1 vote:
Missing from the list:

Hey kids! I brought home a new video game for you to play!
2012-06-27 12:15:11 PM  
1 vote:

StoPPeRmobile: Oh and WTF was with this game?

I call that game, "blown engine." Because that's all that ever happened.
2012-06-27 08:49:53 AM  
1 vote:
How the hell can they skip this?
2012-06-27 08:46:41 AM  
1 vote:
While I'm fully in the Yars Revenge camp, my vote for #1 ever would be Star Raiders. It came with a special keypad, and, while the bad guys were different enough from TIE fighters to avoid a lawsuit... you knew exactly what you were doing. They might as well have told you your name was Luke Skyrunner.

My most vivid Atari memory, though, was when my friend and I got a copy of Real Sports Baseball. The graphics looked great (for Atari), the gameplay seemed fun... until we figured out that, if you held the joystick down, your batter would hit a home run every time. From that moment on, I expected a certain amount of bugs, glitches, poor AI, and the like in my games. The video game industry has still not failed to meet my expectations.
2012-06-27 08:35:43 AM  
1 vote:
2012-06-27 08:26:00 AM  
1 vote:

somemoron: FTFA: Even more challenging, was doing it all on an Atari 2600 using just two buttons to navigate around intricate traps and shadowy thieves.


Sure. One button on the controller and the power button on the console when you get tired of getting killed the exact same way over and over again.
2012-06-27 08:21:30 AM  
1 vote:
If they really wanted to troll, they would have put the Swordquest games on the list
2012-06-27 08:20:24 AM  
1 vote:
No Yars Revenge = Fail. Also, Raiders of the Lost Ark is basically ET without all the negative press. "OK, so here's my do I use it again? And I've got a gun I guess and...OK I'm dead somehow."
2012-06-27 08:18:59 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA: Believe it or not, there are more Star Wars video games than all the stars in our solar system put together.

All the stars in our solar system put together? Let's see, quick math....carry the two.... ah yes, we have a total of one star in our solar system. And this article is trying to convince me there are more Star Wars video games than that? Balderdash, I don't believe it.

/Yes, I do sound like a lot of fun at parties...
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