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Player Crushes Atari Record Using A Glitch Thought Impossible

A speedrunner using a glitch never performed on consoles has set a new record time in the Atari 2600 game Barnstorming. The glitch creates a new speedrun category for the game, whose scores were once held by the controversial video game player Todd Rogers.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Infamous Atari Player Disqualified From World Record After 35 Years

In 1982, video game score-chaser Todd Rogers supposedly set a world record time of 5.51 seconds in the Atari 2600 racing game Dragster. Last year, speedrunners called that score into question. After a lengthy arbitration process, Rogers’ score was removed from Twin Galaxies, an organization that tracks video game…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Super Rare Atari 2700 Found At California Thrift Store

According to Redditor L064N, he was shopping at a thrift store in Oceanside, California last week when he came across a very strange Atari console. Some quick Googling told him it was a rare prototype for the Atari 2700, an un-produced wireless follow-up to the 2600. He bought it for $30. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Doubt And Drama Still Haunt An Old, Seemingly Impossible Atari World Record

The current world record for the Atari 2600 racing game Dragster is 5.51 seconds. Thirty-five years after it was set, nobody has beaten or even tied it on official leaderboards. One speedrunner who has examined the game’s inner workings believes that world record to be impossible, but the game’s creator thinks it’s…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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