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Atari I/O Reviews _Art of Atari_

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#1 Ballblaɀer



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 06:46 PM



Have you picked up your copy of Art of Atari already?  Holding out until the holidays, maybe?  Not sure if it's worth the expense?  Need to see a few more reviews?

:pac_man:     My review is now online over on the I/O Blog -- check it out!    :et:


And if you missed my interview with Art of Atari's author, Tim Lapetino, that's also available on the I/O Blog...

...along with lots of great reviews from Lynx Lounge, The Jag Bar, 7800 Avenue, and more!


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Some of you have already posted your impressions of the book over in my AoA interview forum thread, but if you have any additional thoughts I'd love to hear 'em.

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 10:28 PM

Sounds like a really good book to have.  One of the images in your review is of a 2600 prototype (close to the bottom of the page).  That system almost looks like a miniature version of the system that went into production.  One thing I liked about that concept was the joysticks.  Those would have went well with the model the ended up going into production.  It's more about looks than anything and the controllers we did get have become an icon for virtually all video games.

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#3 Justin


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 10:47 PM

This is a fantastic review Ballblaɀer! Honestly this is the most comprehensive, well-written review of the book I've read since it came out. You did a stellar job with this, thank you for sharing this with us  :yars_revenge:

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#4 The Professor

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 01:07 AM

Great post Ballblaɀer! Hopefully this will contribute to getting the word out about this wonderful book!
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#5 Ballblaɀer



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 07:02 PM

This has somehow flown under my radar until now, but:


:berzerk: :berzerk: :berzerk:  AN ART OF ATARI  POSTER BOOK  IS COMING!  :berzerk: :berzerk: :berzerk:


40 pages with detachable 16" x 12" posters showcasing Atari artwork.  Pre-orders are underway at Amazon.  If I get more information about what's included, I'll pass it along!

Edited by Ballblaɀer, 30 November 2016 - 07:02 PM.

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