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scotland
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Atari Video music

Postby scotland » August 5th, 2017, 5:33 pm

A failed 1977 Atari music player that made pixelated color patterns to the beat of your Bee Gees album.

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And a fun video all about it
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wle0eqBwtL8

pacman000
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Re: Atari Video music

Postby pacman000 » August 5th, 2017, 7:57 pm

Legend: Atari tried to get Sears to carry this. After the demo one of Sear's execs asked Atari's engineer a question: "what we're you smoking when you made that?" The engineer went into back room and returned w/a lighted joint.

I thought the story was recorded at atarimuseum.com, but it's not there today: http://www.atarimuseum.com/videogames/d ... music.html

LuckyWDFN
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Re: Atari Video music

Postby LuckyWDFN » August 19th, 2017, 9:40 am

Atari Video Music makes a couple of appearances in the 1979 Matt Dillon teen angst movie "Over The Edge".

ThePixelatedGenocide
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Re: Atari Video music

Postby ThePixelatedGenocide » August 20th, 2017, 3:27 pm

Ironically, the sequel would also be the last of the original Atari's hardware.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CrQOk7TseY


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