Ahh, Atari. I had the Atari 2600 and the Atari 5200. It was the start of the video game console generation at home for me.
I remember Atari's competition was the Intellivision from Mattel Electronics and the Magnavox Odyssey. I believe Coleco even had their Telstar out then and some other system with a gun, a steering wheel and tank controls. Activision even back then made the best games. I still have it in my attic. Now with emulators on computers, Playstation and XBox coming out with the old retro games it's really cool to look back. Even though the next generation of these games are ten times cooler, this was still the stepping stone to the games of today. Great memories!