Nerd Lunch Podcast 77: Atari 2600 Retrospective



This week, CT abandons the show and we are instead joined by The Retroist in his second appearance and Vic Sage, who is one of the head writers on The Retroist blog, in his first appearance on the show.  We brought in these retro experts to discuss one of the greatest gaming systems of all time, the Atari 2600.  We talk about our history with the system, some of our favorite and least favorite games and whether any of us scored one of those bad ass Master Gamer Patches.  For our Nerd To Dos we discuss Twilight Zone, Crusader Kings II, Wreck-It Ralph and the book Star Wars: Scoundrels.

2 comments:

Phillyradiogeek said...

This episode couldn't have come at a better time for me, as I've been thinking about the Atari 2600 a lot lately. Great stuff!

There's a new Pitfall game available for free for Android phones and tablets made by Activision. The game is a far cry from the Atari 2600 version, which graphics and situations light years beyond the original version. I've been tempted to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

Broke in my twin sons when they were 8 with the 2600. The main thing I remember about this and the other old systems is how much more realistic the games were than they are now: There was no pause switch, and they just kept getting faster and harder until you died, just like real life...

~ Jack

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