Consoles

We explore questions about the various Atari consoles still available, and gather hard facts and information about the details of these.

The company is currently owned by Atari Interactive, and has been credited as a pioneer in terms of arcade games, home computers, and home video game consoles. Products like Pong and the Atari 2600 were what defined electronic entertainment from the mid-1970s through to about 1985.

Atari 2600 is a home video game console by the company released in September of 1977. The console is accredited with spreading the use of hardware based on microprocessors and ROM cartridges, which contain game code.

Atari 7800 is another popular console by the company, released in 1986. It is almost totally backward compatible with the 2600, and is the first console to have this functionality without having to make use of extra modules.

A PC Atari emulator is a software emulator that allows you to run videogame console programmes for the 2600 by means of MS-DOS or Microsoft Windows.

The Atari game system has never gone out of fashion for dedicated players, and rumours of a new release abound. Let us help you keep your finger on the pulse of all things Atari!

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