you are looking for answers to questions such as “what year did Atari come
out” or “where can I find 80s free games online,” then look no further.
took the world by storm and began the Video Arcade Industry in
1972, when it released the arcade game Pong. Five years later in
1977, the company once again changed the face of entertainment
when it introduced the first home video game console or VCS
(video computer system). The innovation of the VCS was that the
game was housed in a changeable game cartridge, not on the
console itself. This allowed users to play an infinite number of
games, instead of just one as it was with the original Pong.
As the number one video game console maker, Atari was a driving
force behind 80’s game play both at home and in the arcades, and the
precursor to all the video and online gaming that has come since.
began an entertainment revolution that is still going strong today with
games like Pong, Centipede, Asteroids, Missile Command and Space
Invaders. Who can forget the burned in image of Pong on your TV screen
long after the game was turned off? It was a badge of honor that you had
spent entirely too much time trying to get to the next level of whatever
you were playing. Thanks to the innovative designers of Atari, people of
all ages were given a form of entertainment unlike anything seen before.
Today lovers of the games which started it all can play their favorite
80’s arcade games online thanks to the Internet.
You can also now buy plug and play 80s video games that just pop into your
TVs audio and video slots. They come equipped with their own vintage 80s
joysticks and include games like: Gravitar, Asteroids, Real Sports
Volleyball, Centipede, Adventure, Pong, Missile Command, Breakout, Yars'
Revenge and Circus Atari. There is even a new
Atari Flashback2 game console that comes pre-loaded with 40 games!