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Atari joystick


Atari 2600

First released in the UK in 1977, the Atari, with its woodgrain console, plastic paddles, and stubby rubber joysticks, had become a fixture in the living room of every middle class home by mid-1978.

The range of games was a bit basic - Tennis, Outlaw, Breakout and Space War - and they came on chunky cartridges as big as a modern Game Boy. But they were hugely addictive, and mums and dads soon realised they just had to get used to life without television as children lay transfixed in front of a screen full of slow-moving blocks.


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