2011-11-14

Lacking Memories

It dawned on me the other day that I don't have any memories of playing video games with my sister. I have memories of playing video games with my brothers, my mother, even my grandmother, but not my sister. How does that happen?

Remedy the Situation

After explaining the problem with my sister, she agreed to come over for a bit of pixelated play, and she asked if we were going to be playing "mario". Obviously she thought we were going to play one of those new game systems. Ha!

The first game system that I chose to play was an Atari C-380 video pinball machine; manufactured in Sunnyvale California in 1977 or 1978. While playing "Breakout" on the system, once all of the blocks on the screen are gone, there is no next level. What a bunch of crap. Who do I report the bug to?

After a few rounds of game play, it was time to move on to the next system.

Oh yea, the 2600. Actually this is an Atari Video Computer System manufactured in Sunnyvale. Did I mention that my sister brought along a 12er of blue ribbon? Well she did.

Battlezone, Centipede, and Missile Command were the highlights of the day. pew pew pew

Mission Accomplished

Eventually, the time came for my sister to go home and while I can't speak for her, I now have a damn fine memory of playing video games with her.

Now quit reading, and go play some pong.

Comments
2011-11-15 jrobb:
I've got one of those 2600's too! two of them, actually..though only one works. or did the last time I saw it in my parents' basement.
2011-11-18 Marshall:
I wish I still had my 2600. Ghostbusters FTW!!
2014-01-07 claudiom:
I need to find myself a 2600 to play some of the old games I still have stored in the closet. I still have the old N64 and GameCube that I pull out from time to time to play some quasi-old games, but obviously nothing as nostalgic as the 2600. That, and a ColecoVision. Absolutely loved that console.
2014-01-07 jezra:
I will sell you a 2600 for hella cheap. ;)
2014-01-07 claudiom:
Time to fill up the coin jar again....
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