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"Official" Atari handshake....


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#1 Arenafoot

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 01:09 AM

This was printed in a reputable Atari magazine, but it is so funny that I am not sure just how "official" it was.

 

http://www.retroist....tari-handshake/

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#2 Rowsdower70

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 10:15 AM

I'm not sure I'm comfy with a stranger handling my joystick.   :rofl:


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#3 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 11:27 AM

"We met recently with an Atari Vice President (who prefers to remain anonymous), and in the course of our conversation, she let slip..."

 

So -- Jan Soderstrom, VP of Atari corporate advertising?  Were there any other women VPs?

 

I can picture it now, the geek programmers all being legit upset at this... "DON'T SHOW JAN THE NEW TRAK-BALL HANDSHAKE, SHE TOTALLY SPOILED THE JOYSTICK ONE!"


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#4 AtariBrian

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 08:59 PM

This seems like code for something else.


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#5 RickR

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 09:28 PM

This seems like code for something else.

Agree.  It's code for "Meet me out in the hot tub by Stella's desk". 


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#6 MalakZero

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 05:37 PM

Now I'm morbidly curious to see what the paddle controller handshake looks like O_o


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