Vanessa (Vanessaira)

New Atari 2600/Retron 77 Controller

A new controller for the Atari 2600/7800 and Retron 77 consoles is being prototyped and tested from the company HyperKin.  Youtuber John Hancock showcased this new prototype on his channel with permission from HyperKin.  Called the “Ranger” John went through several games on the 7800 and Retron 77 utilizing different controller modes and breaking down […]

SmokeMonster

$7 Atari 2600 CX-40 Tactile Switch Drop-In Replacement PCB

Osgeld’s Mod Shop is selling $7 drop-in replacement PCBs for the famous, but now much-maligned Atari 2600 CX-40 Joystick, making it clicky and tactile with real C&K microswitches, with no other modding required. The first batch is sold out but you can sign up on the site to be notified when they are restocked. https://osgeld.fwscart.com/CX-40_Atari_2600_Tactile_Switch_Drop_In_Replacement_PCB/p5988195_19269795.aspx […]

Bob

Atari Jaguar Repro Pro Controllers Now Available For Pre-Order

The Atari Jaguar 6-button “pro” controllers are finally open for pre-order and must be ordered in pairs:  https://hoskinson-industries.myshopify.com/products/atari-jaguar-pro-controller The project started about a year ago, with the goal in mind to create the highest-quality reproduction controllers.  Great efforts have been made so that the outside is equal in quality to the original, official Atari controllers, with […]

Bob

Two New Jaguar Games Available For Pre-Order

Pre-ordered for two new Atari Jaguar games have just opened on Atariage:  http://atariage.com/forums/topic/283125-defender-of-the-crown-and-treasure-island-dizzy-arrive-on-the-jaguar/ I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that these games most likely use the Motorola 68000 processor built into the Jaguar and not the main Tom & Jerry chips, resulting in a more 16-bit look.  Still, it’s fun to see […]