Free Art Of Atari Book worth £35.99 when buying an Atari T-Shirt for £15.98 delivered @ Zavvi
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Free Art Of Atari Book worth £35.99 when buying an Atari T-Shirt for £15.98 delivered @ Zavvi

£15.98£51.3769%Zavvi Deals
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Sort of gutted as have this book which I love, it’s a great, heavy, proper coffee table style number. So good a price I might just order again for the T and sell the book on as would make money! Think postage is 99p on Zavvi usually but may be a code somewhere.
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Atari are one of the Old School. Those original hard hitters who pioneered and shaped the modern world of videogaming from decades ago, back when you were lucky to get more than 20 pixels per character. Celebrate one of videogaming's heavyweights with this amazing bundle! Included is a T-shirt sporting their now famous Atari emblem - wear it with pride! Also included is an official "Art of Atari" book detailing the development of graphic style through the decades and collections that Atari has created. An awesome pairing!

All T-shirts are made from pre-shrunk 100% Cotton (excl. Grey at 90% Cotton & 10% Polyester) for excellent comfort. If you prefer a baggier fit, please order one size larger.

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If you sign up with a new account and use discount code WELCOME, you get a further 10% off making it just over £14 inc postage.
Edited by: "Mumtotmz" 21st Feb
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Great stuff.. purchased
If you sign up with a new account and use discount code WELCOME, you get a further 10% off making it just over £14 inc postage.
Edited by: "Mumtotmz" 21st Feb
...also....thanks, ordered.
Great find! Ordered! Thanks OP! Have...some heat!
nice one OP. heat added
good price for the book alone
What a deal! Purchased!
Got the Zelda bundle the other day, it arrived on thursday and it's amazing. How can they afford selling stuff at these prices?
Book is £26.99 on Amazon
I have this book. I paid almost full price a couple of years ago. It's fantastic.
Nice find ordered cheers.
Ordered, thank you, fab deal! 🏻
10% off code no longer works, but NUS members get 10% discount using the link through the NUS website
scapton12 m ago

10% off code no longer works, but NUS members get 10% discount using the …10% off code no longer works, but NUS members get 10% discount using the link through the NUS website


Code didn't work for me (because this is a pre order perhaps), but Quidco has tracked @90p.
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(yes I know this wasn't invented by Atari)
Atari *love* we want Basketball in 4K UHD for PS5
Couldn't resist, ordered and heat added
Don’t forget 8% TopCashBack
You can get the book and sweatshirt for £10 more. I went for that as I have enough tees
stingersplash20 m ago

You can get the book and sweatshirt for £10 more. I went for that as I …You can get the book and sweatshirt for £10 more. I went for that as I have enough tees


Yes, only noticed the sweatshirt bundle afterwards. Thinking of cancelling and re-ordering as I too have enough T's and the sweatshirt looks kinda cool

Great deal OP
Ought to get my 130XE out of the cupboard and see if it still works. Definitely got some cartridges lying around, and pretty sure I've still got some games on 5¼" disks - fortunately I don't think I have any on cassette!
Did not need this but too tempting to pass up, ordered thanks!
i love retro, but being born in 1984 means i was just too late for Atari, and looking back on it, it always seems to me that literally all atari games were garbage, the jump from that stuff to Super Mario Bros was such a huge leap. wicked deal this tho
meathane1 h, 17 m ago

i love retro, but being born in 1984 means i was just too late for Atari, …i love retro, but being born in 1984 means i was just too late for Atari, and looking back on it, it always seems to me that literally all atari games were garbage, the jump from that stuff to Super Mario Bros was such a huge leap. wicked deal this tho


The game crash in 1983 definitely brought on a big leap in 1985 with Nintendo.
Was looking for this book for a while. Ordered. Thank you!
stingersplash1 h, 42 m ago

The game crash in 1983 definitely brought on a big leap in 1985 with …The game crash in 1983 definitely brought on a big leap in 1985 with Nintendo.


The crash wasn't really a thing here in the UK. We all had computers by that point. And the Nintendo wasn't that advanced really, especially compared to the Commodore 64 & Amstrad CPC, and later the Amiga etc. Some American YouTubers go on about Nintendo being a big advancement but it wasn't all that really considering the Atari 2600 was released in 1977.
warwick2017 h, 41 m ago

Got this from TU on cheap other day …Got this from TU on cheap other day https://tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Atari-Black-Crew-Neck-T-Shirt/134536636-Black?searchTerm=Atari:newArrivals&searchProduct=



warwick2017 h, 41 m ago

Got this from TU on cheap other day …Got this from TU on cheap other day https://tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Atari-Black-Crew-Neck-T-Shirt/134536636-Black?searchTerm=Atari:newArrivals&searchProduct=



Doesn't get u the book
Edited by: "jasee" 21st Feb
artmonkey1 h, 48 m ago

The crash wasn't really a thing here in the UK. We all had computers by …The crash wasn't really a thing here in the UK. We all had computers by that point. And the Nintendo wasn't that advanced really, especially compared to the Commodore 64 & Amstrad CPC, and later the Amiga etc. Some American YouTubers go on about Nintendo being a big advancement but it wasn't all that really considering the Atari 2600 was released in 1977.


I guess so. My first console was the master system and I thought it looked much better than the NES until I saw SMB3. I got an Atari2600 around 1991 new from dixons! Granted it was reduced to clear but it's crazy how long it was around for on shelves.
Anyone interested in this book to read, it is available on the Internet achive/the wayback machine as a free pdf
stingersplash14 m ago

I guess so. My first console was the master system and I thought it looked …I guess so. My first console was the master system and I thought it looked much better than the NES until I saw SMB3. I got an Atari2600 around 1991 new from dixons! Granted it was reduced to clear but it's crazy how long it was around for on shelves.



Some portable ataris like the Lynx and Segas Gamegear were I think great at the time. The atari portfolio was their attempt at a serious portable computer
Ordered. Loved my Atari 2600 back in the day. Thanks op.
meathane5 h, 21 m ago

i love retro, but being born in 1984 means i was just too late for Atari, …i love retro, but being born in 1984 means i was just too late for Atari, and looking back on it, it always seems to me that literally all atari games were garbage, the jump from that stuff to Super Mario Bros was such a huge leap. wicked deal this tho



I was born in 1984, and grew up with Atari computers in the house. We never had a VCS/2600, but shove a cartridge in the 8-bit computers and it effectively functioned as one, plus I spent a lot of time with Lemmings and SimCity on the ST. I've still got a 130XE and a 1040STE in a cupboard somewhere.
jasee1 h, 21 m ago

Anyone interested in this book to read, it is available on the Internet …Anyone interested in this book to read, it is available on the Internet achive/the wayback machine as a free pdf


Good to know although personally I am still a physical book reader
Good find!
Book can be found for around £20, so this is still an excellent deal (which I've ordered)
omega.man2 h, 6 m ago

Ordered. Loved my Atari 2600 back in the day. Thanks op.


Me too but I didn't like the £30 charge for the games. I'm glad they haven't gone up as much as inflation.
stingersplash4 h, 9 m ago

I guess so. My first console was the master system and I thought it looked …I guess so. My first console was the master system and I thought it looked much better than the NES until I saw SMB3. I got an Atari2600 around 1991 new from dixons! Granted it was reduced to clear but it's crazy how long it was around for on shelves.

The 2600 would have been very old tech by 1991. Must have been a junior. Still great fun. The first games I ever played were on the Atari. I seem to jump to its defence when people say the games are rubbish. Even the crap ones hold nostalgia value to me. Lol. The Master System was cool. I knew of people who had them, but nobody had a NES at that time amongst my friend's. Only a rich kid I knew later on who took his old NES to Uni with him. Yeah, SMB3 is truly iconic ain't it.
Great book, well worth purchasing on it's own if you've no use for t shirts. I remember those covers used to literally sell games and pestering my parents for some of them even though now I can perhaps see why my parents could see blocks with less detail than lego and I saw a stuff like guys in spacesuits.


Quite interesting about stories about Steve Jobs in there as well. Didn't wear shoes and smelt, got Woz to do his work and then only paid him a fraction of what he got. I also seem to remember from watch Bedrooms to Billions, that he also couldn't see the point of colour displays at one point.
artmonkey11 h, 54 m ago

The 2600 would have been very old tech by 1991. Must have been a junior. …The 2600 would have been very old tech by 1991. Must have been a junior. Still great fun. The first games I ever played were on the Atari. I seem to jump to its defence when people say the games are rubbish. Even the crap ones hold nostalgia value to me. Lol. The Master System was cool. I knew of people who had them, but nobody had a NES at that time amongst my friend's. Only a rich kid I knew later on who took his old NES to Uni with him. Yeah, SMB3 is truly iconic ain't it.



I think that modern games literally leave no room for the imagination, they are literally what they are presented as. This said some old games are poor, very poor. I've got a bartop and under the TV retropie setups and when I have a 2600 session not much holds my interest and I tend to play the games I had as a kid like Sky Skipper and Pitfall. I guess we had it good in the UK because the Spectrum era kind of negated this crash the Americans had and who needed a 2600 with stuff like Sabre Wulf.
The book has been remaindered because demand was over estimated.

It's still a great deal though for those who, in the 70s and early 80s, grew up with these games. The book won't really appeal to anybody else other than art and design types.

What is amazing about the book, aside from its ability to resurrect long lost memories, is that you can see in detail the amazing quality of the original designs. Today's designs are mostly photo editor and Final Cut based creations based upon PR nonsensewith little evidence of artistic skill.
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