Sadly, my downstairs neighbors, Marc y Mark, moved out a few months ago. There is, however, usually a silver lining to every cloud. In this case, it was free stuff. I was gifted a number of vinyls, a few DVDs including Fellini’s “Amarcord” which saves me $30 (fucking greedy Criterion Collection), a statuette of the Stay Puft marshmallow man, a Mr. Beer kit and an Atari 2600.
The system, released in 1977, admittedly predates my time, though I did play some growing up with older cousins. I have amassed a sizable collection of video games which I will continue to post on. The Atari fills an important void in my collection of home consoles as it was really the first of its kind.
I actually have the 1982 “Darth Vader” model. This is not the first Atari I’ve owned. In fact Continue reading