In Defense of the Atari 1200XL

In Defense of the Atari 1200XL

Atari 1200XL badging

It is an Edsel, an Avanti, or something in-between?

Originally designed in the mid 1970’s, Atari’s first home computers, the 16k 400 and the 48k 800, were bulky and expensive to manufacturer.  From April through June 1982, Atari drafted specifications for replacements, dubbed the Sweet-Sixteen Project.  True to their roots, this new line of Atari 8-bit computers would include…

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Legit never been opened. 1983 #Atari #Cx77 #tablet #8bit . I really don’t want to open it but I don’t really want to buy another that is open so I’ll probably crack it open in a week or two and hook it up to one of my #800xl ‘s

Vintage Atari 600XL & 800XL Computers w 1050 Floppy Drive Power Supplies Cables

Vintage Atari 600XL & 800XL Computers w 1050 Floppy Drive Power Supplies Cables

Description of the ProductAtari ComputersYou are bidding on two Atari computers and a floppy drive. The two computers do power on, the floppy drive did not. The following is the specifications for everything included in this auction. 600XL – Powers on, we could type, no games or programs800XL – Powers on, missing a couple of keys, not all the keys work (the missing “z” does), no games or…

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Legit never been opened. 1983 #Atari #Cx77 #tablet #8bit . I really don’t want to open it but I don’t really want to buy another that is open so I’ll probably crack it open in a week or two and hook it up to one of my #800xl ‘s

Vintage Atari 600XL & 800XL Computers w 1050 Floppy Drive Power Supplies Cables

Vintage Atari 600XL & 800XL Computers w 1050 Floppy Drive Power Supplies Cables

Description of the ProductAtari ComputersYou are bidding on two Atari computers and a floppy drive. The two computers do power on, the floppy drive did not. The following is the specifications for everything included in this auction. 600XL – Powers on, we could type, no games or programs800XL – Powers on, missing a couple of keys, not all the keys work (the missing “z” does), no games or…

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New music

Hi there,

I’ve just put out a mini album on Bandcamp and was hoping you might feature some of my music on your blog. I had one tune on the Curious Absurdities 4 compilation along with Aimedeuxhaine.

Many thanks,

Iestyn

http://800xl.bandcamp.com/

http://soundcloud.com/800-xl

Awesome sounds by 800XL! We’ve got this message a while ago, but never had the time to publish. We finally did and it has to be worth it :)

xx, Lucius

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Favourite Video Games of All Time
  • Galaga (Atari 800XL, 1981)
  • Ms. Pacman (Atari 800XL, 1982)
  • Duck Hunt (NES, 1985)
  • Super Mario Bros. (NES, 1985)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES, 1990)
  • NBA Hangtime (PS1, 1996)
  • Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? (PC, 1997)
  • Final Fantasy VII (PS1, 1997)
  • Crash Bandicoot: Warped (PS1, 1998)
  • UmJammer Lammy (PS1, 1999)
  • Disney’s Tarzan (PS1, 1999)
  • The Sims (PC, 2000)
  • Crash Bash (PS1, 2000)
  • Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone (Gameboy Colour & PS1, 2001)
  • Pokemon Crystal (Gameboy Colour, 2001)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Gamecube, 2002)
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (PC, 2002)
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Gamecube, 2003)
  • The Battle for Middle-Earth (PC, 2004)
  • King Arthur (Gamecube, 2004)
  • God of War (PS2, 2005)
  • Kingdom Hearts 2 (PS2, 2005)
  • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (PS3, 2007)
  • Rise of the Argonauts (Xbox 360, 2008)
  • Castle Crashers (Xbox 360, 2008)
  • Little Big Planet (PS3, 2008)
  • Rock Band 2 (PS3, 2008)
  • Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360, 2008)
  • Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360, 2009)
  • Plants vs. Zombies (Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo DS & Android, 2009)
  • Costume Quest (Xbox 360 & PS3, 2010)
  • Portal 2 (Xbox 360, 2011)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360 & PS3, 2011)
  • Trine 2 (PS3, 2011)
  • Borderlands 2 (PS3, 2012)
  • Telltale’s The Walking Dead (PS3, PS Vita, 2012)
  • The Last of Us (PS3, 2013)
  • Tomb Raider (PS3, 2013)
  • Resogun (PS4, 2013)
Vintage Atari 600XL & 800XL Computers w 1050 Floppy Drive Power Supplies Cables

Vintage Atari 600XL & 800XL Computers w 1050 Floppy Drive Power Supplies Cables

Description of the ProductAtari ComputersYou are bidding on two Atari computers and a floppy drive. The two computers do power on, the floppy drive did not. The following is the specifications for everything included in this auction. 600XL – Powers on, we could type, no games or programs800XL – Powers on, missing a couple of keys, not all the keys work (the missing “z” does), no games or…

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