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Homestar's Atari debut

The Atari 2600 became an iconic home video game system of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Along with systems such as the ColecoVision and the NES, The Brothers Chaps played Atari growing up and often include homages to Atari games, characters, hardware, and graphic styles in Homestar Runner. The Atari 2600's single-button, single-joystick controller and simple, blocky graphics convey the feeling of a simpler, easier time. While the system was innovative at the time — featuring a cartridge system and color graphics — by comparison, the system now seems primitive. Thus, Strong Bad, always an aficionado of outdated technology, has a particular affinity for Atari-style games. Fortunately for him, the game developers at Videlectrix have produced quite a library of such games. (more...)

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