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Title: The History of the Atari XEGS
Post by: TrekMD on March 26, 2019, 20:26:55 PM
Today Top Hat Gaming Man discusses the history of the Atari XE Game System and whether or not it failed.

https://youtu.be/3-puC0zkph0
Title: Re: The History of the Atari XEGS
Post by: TrekMD on February 26, 2021, 02:40:47 AM
Here is another video looking at the history of this Atari system!

https://youtu.be/etkeJCOgdZs
Title: Re: The History of the Atari XEGS
Post by: poundlander on February 26, 2021, 22:38:56 PM
Knew exactly one kid with a XEGS.  Brought it to school once and failed to awe everyone.  Never saw it again :)

I wish the trend of augmenting consoles into full computers stayed strong.  The middle route of a sort of console / sort of computer seems like it was a hard sell.
Title: Re: The History of the Atari XEGS
Post by: TrekMD on February 27, 2021, 03:04:40 AM
I have a XEGS that I got last year.  I am among those who loves the look of the system.  I do understand it does not appeal to everyone.  I do agree that augmenting consoles into full fledged computers was an interesting idea but it lacked in implementation.  Look at the Adam with the ColecoVision.  It made Coleco fail.
Title: Re: The History of the Atari XEGS
Post by: onthinice on March 07, 2021, 17:20:34 PM
I have looked at buying an XEGS several times. It is a nice looking machine but to get the most out of it for me would require a disk drive which adds to the price. There are a few exclusive games that I only remember being made for Atari 8-bit computers so maybe one day I will talk myself into buying one.
Title: Re: The History of the Atari XEGS
Post by: TrekMD on March 07, 2021, 18:25:49 PM
You can get a multicart for it and play the games that way. 
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