ATARI-INDUCED EUPHORIA PHOTOSHOOT By Tara Babcock and Photographer David Ward - www.impulsegamer.com
ATARI-INDUCED EUPHORIA PHOTOSHOOT
Now, I know I have been completely
MIA for an extended period of time, leaving the viewers and readers here at
Impulse Gamer wondering, "where did Tara go!?" I assure you that it was nothing
more than my overly-packed schedule that kept me from entertaining and enticing
you all with my fun gaming articles and photoshoots!
My gaming livestream was taking off
and monopolizing most of my time, as well as shoots and other general Tara
craziness, but I think I have it under control now. No one activity can have all
of me; I needed my writing fill too! I am back, and will be providing my section
at Impulse Gamer with monthly articles and sexy gaming-inspired imagery!
I pondered how exactly I could come
back with a bang, and the solution was obvious--a sexy gaming photoshoot
showcasing new, sexy red hair, and a system that pioneered the gaming
This is my
favorite photo from the set. It accurately captures the utter ecstasy of having
this many industry changing, iconic games! Imagine having this collection as a
child! Scroll down for the whole gallery of epicness!
contacted me, knowing I was an avid gamer, with the idea that we shoot with his
Atari 2600, I knew right away it would be perfect. He assured me his console was
in working condition, and that he could supply dozens of cartridges and
pamphlets to support our concept. When Dave arrived I started polishing and
cleaning the system and it brought memories rushing back. Although I was born in
the last couple months of the 80's, my family had an Atari as well, and because
of this, Pitfall! was my very first game. My gateway drug, if you will, to my
20-plus-year gaming addiction. Rolling around with all of that nostalgic
memorabilia was really amazing... and no, no gaming gear was harmed in the
making of these photos!
By the way, did anyone else know
Steve Jobs worked for Atari before he founded Apple, and was the creator of the
popular Atari game Breakout? Another interesting Atari tidbit is that it is an
American company, and the name Atari is Japanese for "to hit the target", and
its logo features Mt. Fuji!
Enjoy my loving homage to a console
that not only started the ball rolling for what gaming is today, but the system
that solidified my love for electronic stimulation, and helped create the woman
you love to love (or hate) today!