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Gold Plated Atari 2600: Not Owning This Would Be A Sin

Gold Plated Atari 2600 Console

It’s hard to believe that the world was in a serious economic recession not too long ago. Sure, we can still see the effects of it, and with Greece in such a troubled situation, it’s evident that we’re not entirely out of danger just yet. However, we can’t keep looking back on the troubles of yesterday because without looking forward, there will be no future. It seems some people are picking up right where they left off before the economic meltdown, and they are producing some majorly expensive things. I don’t know who they plan to sell their expensive gadgets to, but I am sure there are more people out there than just Donald Trump, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs who have a few bucks for some royal toys.

The people at Urchin Associates wanted to create something out of the ordinary, and they decided to literally pour money into a case mod for the Atari 2600. You might wonder where all that money went, and having a look at this customized Atari will probably give you the only clue you will ever need. What they created was a 24K gold plated case mod that will have everyone covering their eyes on a sunny day.

There is no word on the price tag for the customization itself or the final result, if it’s at all up for sale that is. I can assure you that the price tag won’t be anywhere near what the original console sold for. I especially like the controls for some reason. They would play well with the recent announcement of the Microsoft XBox 360 Star Wars themed console. I keep wondering to myself if it is us geeks who are being worked to buy all of this stuff, or if it’s us that get the companies to make these awesome things. Well, in the end, I don’t think it even matters, does it?



Gold Plated Atari 2600 Console

Gold Plated Atari 2600 Console

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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