The Electric Commentary

Sunday, April 06, 2008

It's better than Dinkey-Kong, but not as good as Patfill...

In today's Chicago Tribune there is a section about retro technology. You know, Vinyl LPs, Polaroid cameras, and the like. There is one section on the good ol' Atari 2600, which contains the following passage:

But when she moved out on her own, she took her Atari system and two dozen games, like Frogger, Hubert and Pac Man, with her. "I like the repetitiveness of the games.


Emphasis mine. Hubert!? If you're going to do a story on retro-technology, make sure you have someone familiar with said technology contributing to the story.

He is, of course, talking about the legendary Q-Bert. Here is a flash version. The snakes name is Curly, by the way. Enjoy!

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