Angry Video Game Nerd – Season Two
This is a video game. This is what you immediately think of whenever you hear the term. It’s the Atari 2600 and it defines the word classic. Even though the games are so simple and the graphics so primitive, it has a charm that will never be matched. The objects and characters just barely represent what they’re supposed to be, but that’s the whole beauty of it, that you have to use your imagination. The sound effects? Just awesome. And the lack of music just enhances the mood. It’s that special kinda atmosphere when it’s in the middle of the night and your sitting in the glow of your T.V. with the sound of crickets. The Atari had the longest lifespan of any home video game system and when people say Atari they’re usually refering to the 2600. But in between its existence, Atari made other systems which came and went. And one of these was the Atari 5200. It was meant to replace the 2600 although ironically, it failed and faded away, while the 2600 lived on. Why don’t many people remember this and why did it die off so quick? Because it’s a pile of f*cking sh*t! Why? Well, just look at it! Look at how huge this beast is! It’s ginormous. And why is there a door on it? Is this a video game console or a f*cking closet? Even the AC adapter weighs a million tons. So, I’m gonna plug this son of a b*tch in here. There we go. Get all this sh*t out of the way. Now, where do I plug the other end in? Doesn’t it go into the Atari? Well, you can look all over the system, but there’s no power connector. There’s a separate box that you have to plug it in. Now seriously, have you ever seen one of these? Other than the Atari 5200 I haven’t. So, you plug this bastard in. Then there’s this one wire coming out of the system so you plug that into the bo-, woah! Huh did you see that? That can’t be good. Look, sparks. No joke. So anyway the AC adapter and T.V. actually share the same wire. So I dunno what they were thinking, I mean maybe they were thinking I’d be more convenient to have less wires running across your floor? But they knew that they f*cked up, because later they re-released the Atari 5200 with the traditional two separate wires instead of just y’know this thing. But that one had two controller ports instead of four I think. Now we want to hook this thing up to that T.V., but it’s not gonna be easy I mean just look at all these games!