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Custom Atari 2600 PC by Hard Drives Northwest

posted Sep 28, 2012, 6:15 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Sep 28, 2012, 6:16 AM ]
I have now officially seen everything, because the official Microsoft Windows Team is blogging about Atari.  In addition to re-creating eight classic Atari games using HTML5 and supporting multi-touch (check these out at, and in addition to creating an Atari SDK so that you can build your own games for the Atari platform, they're now talking about modded classic Atari hardware:

"As a part of this classic Atari re-launch, a limited quantity of original Atari 2600 gaming consoles were retrofitted with modern PC internals. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one of the Atari 2600 boxes that was put together by Hard Drives Northwest, and I’ll have to say it’s one of the coolest “case mods” I’ve ever seen!  This may look like an early 80’s gaming console (it is on the outside), but the internals are totally up-to-date. That’s right; this Atari is sporting an Intel Core i7 processor, and even features an SSD for storage. If only I could bring this back to 1982, I’m sure I’d be the coolest kid in school! " Gavin Gear says.