The Xbox 360 represents a significant step forward in gaming and home media integration. The Atari 2600 was major step in gaming and home entertainment, so it seems appropriate that Seth Fogie modded his Xbox 360 to fit inside a 2600 case to create the Atari-Xbox 3600. This article shows you how he did it.
For more information on Digital Lifestyles topics, visit our Digital Lifestyles Reference Guide or sign up for our Digital Lifestyles NewsletterLate in November of 2005 Microsoft released the Xbox 360. Even before the specifications on the system were made public knowledge, people were touting the 360 as a redefining moment in console system history. While the validity of these statements has yet to be realized, one can not argue that the latest Xbox really does pack quite a punch. Not only is the gaming experience unrivaled, but this $300 toy smoothly integrates with networked computers and USB media devices to create an entertainment center that is hard to beat dollar-for-feature.
When looking back in history, there are only a few other times that gaming history was so greatly impacted. The Nintendo is one. The PSP is another. But what really sparked the gaming industry was the Atari. In fact, as one Forbes article points out, the "The best gaming platform of all times is undoubtedly the Atari 2600." While humanity has little chance is reliving the days when Pac Man was made a household term, we can attempt to recreate a little nostalgia by recycling some of those Atari parts for the ultimate modification. Yes, we did the unthinkable... an Atari 2600 case mod for the Xbox 360. The following outlines what we did, how we did it, and of course provides you with the end result — the worlds first Atari-Xbox 3600.