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.
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Celebrate the legacy of great video game consoles by Atari with this T-Shirt. The course starts with their first foray into cartridge gaming (The Atari VCS or 2600 as it became known) and down to the 64-bit Jaguar. Since most people are mainly familiar with the 2600, here's the order: Atari VCS (2600) released in 1977 Atari 5200 SuperSystem released in 1982 Atari 7800 ProSystem released in 1986 (test runs released in 1984) Atari XEGS released in 1987 Atari Lynx (Mark I and II) released in 1989 Atari Jaguar released in 1993
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