Posts tagged with ‘atari

Retro PS4 mockup makes the list of awesomest things ever
This throwback comes complete with a wood-grain finish and bright orange buttons.  I know it has nothing to do with the oldschool Atari design, but I kind of wish it had a digital clock display in the top left..
(via Kotaku)

Retro PS4 mockup makes the list of awesomest things ever

This throwback comes complete with a wood-grain finish and bright orange buttons.  I know it has nothing to do with the oldschool Atari design, but I kind of wish it had a digital clock display in the top left..

(via Kotaku)

All of the old Activision Atari 2600 achievement patches from the 1980s

Way way way before every video game had some sort of achievement system, Activision was well ahead of the curve with their Activision patches. If you took a picture of your TV screen and sent it to Activision, they would send you a physical patch for each achievement. 

See all of them here

Atari US files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Atari was one of the first big video game consoles to start invading living rooms in the 1980s, and even after they stopped making consoles, they continued to make and publish popular games. But that isn’t enough, as this week Atari US filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to allow the company to try and restructure to avoid going down the tubes all together.

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Time for another Angry Video Game Nerd… with Atari Sports

In this brand spanking new AVGN, James loses his ever loving mind over Atari Sports

Submitted by Delsyd

Retro TV commercial for Atari is super hot

It’s summer! Time to stay inside and play Ms. Pac Man and Centipede! Radical!

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How to beat ET for the Atari 2600, also known as the worst game ever made
This poster was produced in 1982 to help frustrated gamers who actually wanted to finish this piece of shit. STOP FALLING IN HOLES!
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How to beat ET for the Atari 2600, also known as the worst game ever made

This poster was produced in 1982 to help frustrated gamers who actually wanted to finish this piece of shit. STOP FALLING IN HOLES!

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Commodore founder and former Atari owner Jack Tramiel passes away

In the early 1980s, before Nintendo became a household word around the world, there were two major players in the brand new realm of home computer video games— Commodore and Atari. And Jack Tramiel was essential for both. The tech pioneer, the founder of Commodore and former owner of Atari died yesterday at the age of 83, but hopefully his impact on the evolution of video games will never be forgotten.

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Atari’s greatest hits are finally on Android

The Atari Greatest Hits app has been on iOS for a little while now, and if you’re rocking an Android phone, you can now get your old school Atari on just like the people with real phones (I kid, I kid).

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Avatar, the Atari 2600 game is still better than Avatar the movie

Nice video, and it’s clever and all, but one thing that bugs the shit out of me about these fake retro video game videos, which is something that lot of you have pointed out before: Please, for the love of God keep your pixels consistant. You’re using giant pixels for arms and heads, but tiny 16 bit pixels for the text and special effects. Please stop it, kthx. 

With that, enjoy the video.

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Atari founder Nolan Bushnell thinks cloud computing could reduce high school to one year

It’s pretty much standard around the world that high school (or the equivalent thereof) is four years. It’s just seems like a good number of years to learn the things that teenagers need to know before they go off to college or the real world. But Atari founder Nolan Bushnell thinks that cloud computing could reduce that to one year.

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Ben Heck builds a portable Atari 2600 style Xbox 360

Ben Heck was approached by Atari to build something promotional for the game company, so to celebrate both Atari’s past and its present, he took the guts of an Xbox 360 and put them in a portable case built in the late 70s style of an Atari 2600.

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Formula for 1980s video game commercial success

One part screaming, one part annoying fake heavy metal, one part geeky dad who just don’t understand.

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Atari to resurrect Neverwinter Nights as an MMO

Atari announced yesterday that it was going to be resurrecting the D&D spin-off Neverwinter Nights as an MMO. The game will be developed by Cryptic, who also developed City of Heroes and Star Trek Online, and there’s no word yet as to whether NN will be free to play like Atari’s Dungeons and Dragons Online.

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