Atari Xe Kids T-Shirts
Back in the 1980s, pastel colors were a big deal. One of the few game consoles to incorporate this fashion fad into its design was the somewhat unknown Atari XEGS. The XEGS was released in 1987 to compete with the NES juggernaut, relying on less expensive, proven hardware along with access to a massive library of games and hardware peripherals that it was compatible with thanks to it's Atari 400/800 predecessors. Those benefits weren't enough to make a dent but it did give us a very 80s design to enjoy 30 years later!
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Like the other Atari XEGS design but without the grey backing. As stated for the other shirt, the Atari XEGS was released in 1987 to compete with the NES. It was fully compatible with the "Atari 8-bit computer" line of hardware, being able to run all of the games and hardware peripherals it could do. IT was comparable in power to the Atari 800XL, having 64kb of RAM but it also had Video out for more modern TVs. The advantages of a massive library of great games and did give the 8-bit hardware a second wind but not enough to take down Nintendo.
Tags: 8bit, 8-bit, 64k, atari-xe, xegs
In 1971, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded an engineering firm, Syzygy Engineering, that designed and built Computer Space, the world's first commercially available arcade video game, for Nutting Associates. On June 27, 1972, the two incorporated Atari, Inc. and soon hired Al Alcorn as their first design engineer. Bushnell asked Alcorn to produce an arcade version of the Magnavox Odyssey's Tennis game, which would be named Pong. While Bushnell incorporated Atari in June 1972, Syzygy Company was never formally incorporated. Before Atari's incorporation, Bushnell considered various terms from the game go, eventually choosing atari, referencing a position in the game when a group of stones is imminently in danger of being taken by one's opponent. Atari was incorporated in the state of California on June 27, 1972. This version of the Atari logo mark is the inline logo with the embedded stylized 'A' icon with an authentic vintage treatment to give it plenty of retro street cred.
Tags: games, game, video-game, atari-2600, nostalgia
The Atari Lynx is a 16-bit handheld game console that was released by Atari Corporation in September 1989. It was the world's first handheld electronic game with a color LCD. It was also notable for its advanced graphics and ambidextrous layout. The Lynx competed with the Game Boy (released two months earlier), as well as the Game Gear and TurboExpress, both released the following year. It was discontinued in 1995, but has kept a place in many gamer's hearts. This tee includes the original Atari Lync logotype with a distressed treatment giving it a true vintage look.
Tags: nes, console, game, vintage, nintendo
The Atari Jaguar is a home video game console that was developed by Atari Corporation. The console was the sixth and last programmable console to be developed under the Atari brand, originally released in North America in November 1993. Atari Corp. tried to play down other consoles of the time (Genesis. Super NES, and 3DO Interactive Multiplayer) by proclaiming the Jaguar was the only "64-bit" system. This claim is questioned by some, because the CPU and GPU executed a 32-bit instruction-set, but sent control signals to the 64-bit graphics co-processors. Atari's reasoning that the 32-bit chips work in tandem to add up to a 64-bit system was ridiculed by Electronic Gaming Monthly, which commented that "If Sega did the math for the Sega Saturn the way Atari did the math for their 64-bit Jaguar system, the Sega Saturn would be a 112-bit monster of a machine." This Atari Jaguar 64 design includes the original red Jaguar mark along with the controversial 64-bit label and the classic Atari icon, all presented in an authentic vintage style with plenty of wear and tear to give it plenty of street cred.
Tags: sega-saturn, videogames, gaming, 3do, nintendo