On 18 Jun 99 at 13:05, Roger Merchberger wrote:
Rumor has it that Hans Franke may have mentioned these
> There was also an 8-bit AtariXE GS
> ciao larry
ATARI GS ?
AFAIK there was never a system named like that - just the XE.
Sure was: the Atari XE _G_ame _S_ystem. Had (IIRC) Missile Command in the
built-in ROM and had a slot for others... if you added a keyboard, drive,
and all the knick-knacks, you could turn it into a regular XE.
Actually the one I have was packaged with a KB, 2 joys , a light-gun, and 2
cartridges, as well as the built-in Missle Command. Also an Atari Basic manual
and regular manual. Drives had to be purchased extra with all the Ataris TMK.
Personally, I'm of the opinion of "why buy a
car and weld on it a month to
turn it into a truck... just buy a truck." ===> why buy a game to have to
buy a bunch of stuff to turn it into a useful computer... just buy a computer.
The GS was equivalent to a 65XE. Nice little system. It wasn't like the
26/52/78xx dedicated game systems
Having never seen one in captivity let alone in the
wild, I really can't
comment much past this.
Hope this helps,
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Mine was N_I_B from a surplus store for $35 . I kick myself now for not
getting 2 of them.
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