Thirty Years In A Loft And This Console Still Looks Gorgeous

It might be dusty, and the games might be more than a little dog-eared, but according to the photographer it all still works, despite having sat in a loft for over 30 years. They sure don't make 'em like they used to.

True Vintage [sj9966 @ Flickr, via it 8-bit]


    Omg I love Berzerk! One of the very first computer games I played.

    I wonder if he blew on the pins before inserting the cartridges. I know I would have done it automatically.

    yeah bezerk was awesome.... wish i still had it

    Man, I think I had most if not all of those games back when I had a 2600. Love the photos of deranged-looking people on the box, too.

    I just booted my PS2 for the first time in at least 3 years yesterday. 10 years and still working isn't bad for a modern, optical media based console. I'll update this in 2032.

    "They sure don’t make ‘em like they used to" damn straight anything with a CD drive is lucky to last 10 years.The Nintendo 64 was the last console made to last.

    Considering 30 years down the track the networks for most systems (xbox live, psnetwork, wiiware) will have shut down, there's going to be very limited support for some games.
    Hope you kept all those patches installed...

    Hmm... I still have an Atari in its box under my parent's house somewhere... wonder if I should dig it out next time I'm there.

    Probably not. These days I tend to just boot up an emulator for the half an hour or so that the nostalgia lasts.

    My nan had the exact same model Atari, she loved to play fishing on it. I remember picking up a replacement Atari for hers at a market, which had been broken for a few years. Made her day:)

    Dammit. Had one of those with a heap of games but somebody nicked it about four years ago.

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