Yup, I owned one. I rocked out on Asteroid.
For some fun facts about the Atari, check out Chris Morris’ article on Yahoo, http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/happy-35th-atari-2600-175216071.html
(I love the last fact, “the Atari 2600 has just 128 bytes of RAM. That’s bytes, not kilobytes. Comparatively, an iPhone 5 sports 1 GB RAM.”)