16th November 1978
The New Electronic Wonderland: Atari VCS/2600
The Atari VCS was launched in 1977 and is considered as the grand-daddy of all modern video games. Although the Fairchild "Channel F" had pioneered the idea of generic microprocessors with plug-in car...
Atari Personal Computer Systems
Released in 1979, the Atari 800 was originally designed as the better of two models, the other being the Atari 400. The 400 and 800 originally denoted the expected amount of memory that would ship wit...
10th February 1981
Atari: There's No Comparing It With Any Other Video Game
Another advert for the legendary Atari 2600 Games Console, launched five years before in 1977 and still doing well. The advert shows a nice stack of games cartridges - games systems have always lived...
6th April 1981
Three Atari Video Computer Systems Must Be Won!
A nice competition advert which featured in a March or April edition of the comic 2000AD, offering the chance to win one of three Atari VCS2600 (sometimes known as "Woody") game consoles, with a Space...
The Atari Video Computer System from Ingersoll
Another advert for the Granddaddy of the modern video game comes in the form of a gate-fold brochure containing a colourful list of 40 or so game cartridges. Although in appearance just a games consol...
"The Graphic Different Between Atari Computers And All The Others"
The Atari 800 and its cheaper membrane-keyboard sibling the Atari 400 were the result of a project that was kicked off soon after the launch of the legendary Atari 2600 "Woody" games console. They wer...
Atari Star Raiders: New game, private property
This "advert", which appeared in the pre-Christmas edition of Personal Computer World and which encourages infringers to write to Graham Daubney - who would later become director of developments for S...
As your experience grows, so can your Atari 600XL
The 600XL was one of two computers launched by Atari - the other being the 800XL - at the summer 1983 Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago. It was available in the UK in quantity by the end of the yea...
Introducing the Atari XL Home Computers
Commodore had already run adverts for the VIC-20 with the celebrity endorsement of William Shatner and M*A*S*H's Harry Morgan in the US, and had used legendary 70s comedian Ronnie Barker in the UK. At...
The 520ST. Over-qualified and under-paid
After resigning from Commodore in January 1984, the business he founded as a typewriter repair outfit in the 1950s and the company that produced the world's first all-in-one "personal computer", the C...
Atari 520STM: To help you destroy the aliens, we've massacred the price
The Atari 520STM was fundamentally the same machine as the previous ST model, except that it came with a built-in TV modulator and had its OS and GEM graphics manager supplied in ROM. The "special off...
The Atari Portfolio - the power of a PC in the palm of your hand!
Sometimes considered as the very first true IBM-compatible portable and originally known as the PocketPC, but eventually christened the Portfolio or Folio (depending upon source) specifically for the ...