The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Thursday, September 12, 2002

They may look crude, but they sure were fun

While perusing Slashdot I noticed this article about a new Quake 3 map based upon the old Atari 2600 VCS game Adventure, which brought back a ton of memories, spending hours playing games—the most hilarious being Football (well, at least I found it hilarious to play; the Intellivision Football game rocked though).

Not wanting to wake The Boys up, I found an Atari 2600 VCS emulator I could use to play the games I remember from childhood. So I spent a few hours (okay, way too many hours) playing a ton of games, including one made in 1990! (who knew Atari even made cartridges for the 2600 that late?)

I even found a game that Rob might like.

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