For most folks in their 30s, Mario represents their computing youth. For most of us in our 40s, the Atari logo is our totem of a misspent youth. Even though the corporation has morphed many times from what it once was, when we see the friendly Atari logo on packaging today, it still fills us with nostalgia for a simpler time. A time when woodgrain was cool. A time when televisions didn't have remotes. A time when there were no 3-button combos, because there was only one button.
So we get James Halliday's obsession with Atari. We're there with him, or at least some of us were. For the rest of you younguns like Parzival, you'll just have to believe us that despite the blockiness and clunky controllers, it was pure awesome. Carry your lunch old-school gamer-style with this Atari Black Katakana Lunch Tin with Thermos, inspired by Ready Player One.