Ed Fries over at Code Mystics has re-created the first Halo game to mimic what it would’ve looked like if it came out for the Atari 2600 back in the late 70’s.  I must say I’m glad it debuted on the latter, because after checking it out I was reminded of how sucky gaming used to be.

I appreciate where gaming came from, but I appreciate where gaming is going even more.  Playing one of the most iconic games from the 21st century 4-bit style blows.  Have we evolved as a species from the 70’s, or what?  Outside of my initial curiosity I got sick of Halo 2600 in about 30 seconds.  It blows my mind to think how far gaming has come since those early days.  At this point I think you’d have to be a vegetable to enjoy an Atari game.

Dullness aside, anyone that calls themselves a gamer should at least check out Halo 2600.  Who knows, maybe you’ll love it.  If you do I’d question your taste in entertainment, but to each his own.  Follow this link to check out Halo 2600.  I’ll give it one thing, the old-school Atari music with Halo flavor is sweet!  You’ve been downgraded, severely, Master Chief…

E.B. “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”

Via [Code Mystics by way of Qj]


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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.