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Atari 2600 News & Stories

 
         
 
 
 
  
 
 
   
     
  Flashback to the Flashback 3
May 17th, 2012


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ATGames has announced a green light for its “new old” home video gaming console, the Flashback 3. This device, similar to other that came before it, is a plug and play machine similar to the more modern versions of the SEGA Mega Drive.

 
     
     
  Hail the Atari!
May 2nd, 2012 - Tags: Atari 5200, Nolan Bushnell,


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June 28, 2011 marked 39 years of Atari. That is almost four decades of gaming fun, and Atari is often considered the grandpappy of the home video gaming console craze, which has since exploded.

 
     
     
  Atari’s Greatest Hits a hit on iOS
May 29th, 2011 - Tags: Atari Arcade,


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Retro gamers were admittedly pretty excited to learn that Atari’s Greatest Hits was being offered on iOS, the operating system for devices such as the iPad or iPhone. That would stand to reason, since the compilation application offered classic games such as Pong, Tempest, and Centipede, along with over one hundred other old school titles.

 
     
     
  All the buzz about turning 30
May 28th, 2011 - Tags: Xbox,


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People tend to have fits about celebrating birthdays that end in “0”.  Not video games.  They relish it.  Sometimes, in fact, they are so happy to be getting older that they celebrate before their time is up!

 
     
     
  Atari’s Greatest Hits to iOS
May 16th, 2011


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All you retro gamers out there who are still modern enough to love their iPad or iPhone are in luck. With a total of 110 games in this compilation, lovers of the old Atari 2600 especially will be able to revisit some real classics.

 
     
     
  Video gaming poetry
May 16th, 2011


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Ian Bogost may have answered the question: “Are video games art?” You’ve all seen the argument broached somewhere. Perhaps, in the case of his interesting Atari 2600 gaming collection A Slow Year, the argument can finally come to a close.

 
     
     
  Halo: Combat De-Volved
May 15th, 2011


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Pixel Force: Halo Halo isn’t really a classic game. It’s just a really popular one that was launched about a decade ago. But what would Halo be like in 8-bit? Don’t hold your breath, but you are soon to find out. Pixel Force, the de-make champions of the gaming community, are set to release Halo [...]

 
     
     
  Music meets gaming: the cooperative movement
May 14th, 2011


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One thing about classic gamers, we love those annoying 8-bit jingles in video games. They are like ear worm songs that just bore into our brains, so much that we find ourselves whistling the Legend of Zelda tune while vacuuming the house or hearing that Final Fantasy theme in our heads as we try to [...]

 
     
     
  May the force be with you
May 14th, 2011 - Tags: Star Wars,


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May 4 was Star Wars Day, born out of the notion that May the Fourth sounds ominously like “May the Force”, the beginning of the most oft quoted line from the classic Star Wars flicks (1977). George Lucas is often credited as being the godfather of science fiction and epic film because of the original [...]

 
     
     
  International Video Game Hall of Fame inductees
May 11th, 2011 - Tags: Donkey Kong,


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August 6, 2011 may seem like a long ways away, but there is no time like the present to start compiling your lists of faves for induction into the Video Game Hall of Fame…the ceremony for which takes place on the aforementioned date.

 
     
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