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News Ataribox becomes the Atari VCS, gets peripherals

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  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Lover of bit-tech Administrator

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  2. jb0

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    Just thought I'd point out that the VCS wasn't "rapidly" renamed to Atari 2600. That didn't happen until the Atari 5200 launched. (And an insistence on supporting the VCS/2600 over the 5200 was one of the things that led to that system's failure.)
     
  3. Crunchy

    Crunchy What's a Dremel?

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    Also the 5200 had an electrical fault, in the psu iirc, that set a few houses alight and deaths were involved.

    ...and the controller was hideous.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

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    You're absolutely right - I had it in my head, incorrectly, that it happened a lot sooner in its lifespan. I'll go correct that, ta!
     
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    ...they could just market T-Shirts instead of doing Crowdfunding :grin:
     
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