3 posts tagged Atari VCS
Atari Console Collection
L to R: Atari VCS (woodgrain), Atari 2600 (black), Atari 2600 Junior (rainbow) and the Atari 7800.
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The Atari VCS (Video Computer System)
[Wiki] The Atari VCS/2600 is a video game console released in October 1977 by Atari, Inc. The console was originally sold as the Atari VCS, for Video Computer System. Following the release of the Atari 5200, in 1982, the VCS was renamed “Atari 2600”, after the unit’s Atari part number, CX2600. The 2600 was typically bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a cartridge game—initially Combat and later Pac-Man.
The Atari 2600 was wildly successful, and during much of the 1980s, “Atari” was a synonym for this model in mainstream media and, by extension, for video games in general.
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Atari VCS (Video Computer System) 1977
Spotted at ‘The Art of Video Games‘ Exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Image by Blake Patterson