Saturday, March 13, 2004

A Blast From Your Parents' Past

That's the slogan on the box. Oy! These are the games I grew up on and I am as of yet not a parent. Here's a shot of Mrs. Lock playing Pac Man.

The device that lets you do this is a small joy stick with many of our favorite Atari games stored inside. You just plug the component cables into your TV and you have access to such favorites as Dig Dug, Centipede, Tetris, Galaga, Pac Man and
many others. I've seen one unit that stores 70,000 games. That's right, 70k. Imagine cramming all of that programming into a 5 by 5 inch box when back in the day, it was a separate cartridge for each title.