Introduction: "And now there's a network if local ATARI repair centers to help keep your game in good working order." I don't recall ever seeing an "ATARI repair center" but I lived in the middle of nowhere in 1982. I think this says a lot about how much console prices have fallen. If my Gamecube broke I wouldn't bother trying to find someone to fix it.
Backgammon, Casino, Othello, Tic-Tac-Toe, Checkers, Chess: I've done a pretty good amount of work with artificial intelligence programming. I'd love to know how they coded a chess algorithm on the limited memory of the 2600. I'd also love to know why they decided chess should be a one-player only game.