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YouTube: "high-res" vintage Atari commercials

posted Nov 11, 2009, 7:40 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Nov 11, 2009, 7:47 AM ]

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El Destructo of the Atari Age forums writes:

Finally got around to posting some relatively high-quality footage of vintage Atari commercials:
  • Atari 2600 - "Only Atari Makes The World's Most Popular Home Videogames"
  • Atari 2600 - Yar's Revenge
  • Atari 400 - Conversational French / Missile Command
  • Atari 800 - Stock Analysis / Space Invaders
  • Atari 400 - States and Capitals / Basketball
  • Atari "Prism" ad - Discover Atari
Source is a VHS recording of an over-the-air broadcast. These ads were shown during "Computers Are People Too," a TV special that aired in 1982.

You die-hard Atari fans may remember seeing these on the BRiTiSH Atari 8-bit site (Remember that one?) where I originally posted them as blocky QuickTime movies in 1995 or so.


Links to all the videos and the ensuing discussion can be found at the Atari Age forums.