Unbeknownst to most EVE players, CCP Games released their first version of EVE Online for the Atari 2600 in 1982:

Below, you’ll find a video showing some example game play.

Be sure to view in HD, 720P:

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  1. i don’t see much of a difference lol

    September 12, 2013 at 2:20 am Reply
    1. hun dude

      it had sound

      September 12, 2013 at 4:02 am Reply
  2. plz

    lol funny, but also very fake.

    September 12, 2013 at 3:00 am Reply
    1. stop being dumb

      no way bro thats 100% real

      September 12, 2013 at 4:24 am Reply
    2. MushroomMushroom

      That is a grave accusation to make without any evidence, good sir!

      September 12, 2013 at 3:21 pm Reply
  3. Johann

    Where are the spreadsheets?

    September 12, 2013 at 3:55 am Reply
    1. Darth Nefarius

      Lotus 1-2-3

      September 12, 2013 at 5:28 am Reply
      1. Bill Gates

        Lotus!?! I used to dream of using Lotus. We used VisiCalc and were proud of it.

        September 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm Reply
  4. Ossey

    I had a noob atari without modem (:

    September 12, 2013 at 4:49 am Reply
  5. dipshitmadhatter

    So this is prepost dd nerf?

    September 12, 2013 at 4:58 am Reply
  6. Dumbledore

    I remember that game. It was great. We also didn’t have modems but used morse code to communicate. Some used jungle drums.

    September 12, 2013 at 5:04 am Reply
    1. asdfasdfasdf

      Carrier pigeons.

      September 12, 2013 at 6:33 am Reply
    2. Chuck Snorris

      Smoke signals

      September 12, 2013 at 5:41 pm Reply
    3. Soldarius

      and the only alliance with external comms was Tribal Band. Because bongos.

      September 12, 2013 at 5:47 pm Reply
  7. Unsatisfied reader
    September 12, 2013 at 5:34 am Reply
  8. Daisai

    Looks pretty much like the standard pvp experience of solo pvp

    September 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm Reply
  9. Yahahiuy

    oh so fake, there was no atari 2600 eve game. I played all those games at the time, there was no EVE game. good troll though for the younger people.

    September 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm Reply
    1. Poetic Stanziel

      You are in the same boat as SaTaN. The both of you should get together to rectify (rectal-fy?) that deficiency in your lives.

      September 13, 2013 at 5:49 am Reply
  10. Jimbo

    dont be a hater, thats funny stuff. like a newspaper cartoon. EN24 could use more stuff like this, lots of the articles here are a poor representation of current events.

    September 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm Reply
  11. SaTaN

    2600 did not have a modem option, this would have seemed a bit more real if you said commodore 64 or something.

    September 12, 2013 at 8:02 pm Reply
    1. Poetic Stanziel

      You have never been laid. I’m not even going out on a limb here by stating this.

      September 13, 2013 at 5:48 am Reply
    2. Jimbo

      Spot on. Were you there? Lol 😛

      September 13, 2013 at 8:45 am Reply
  12. Dikreathz

    OOOMMMMGGGG stiffy disc flash back, repressed memories of a cavve aarg oog aah WHY! :) Thats awesome real or not :)

    September 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm Reply

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