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Yet another Masterplay clone

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Dr. Scott M. Baker made a Masterplay clone: The Masterplay was originally a device that allowed Atari 2600 digital joysticks to be used with the Atari 5200. In this post, I describe a masterplay clone that I created. The analog controllers for the Atari 5200 are (in)famous for their poor...

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28C3: The Atari 2600 video computer system ultimate talk

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Here's something for retro video game enthusiasts. This talk by Sven Oliver ('SvOlli') Moll from the recent 28C3 conference in Berlin covers the history, the hardware and how to write programs for the Atari 2600 gaming console. The Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS for short) was one of the...

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