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Atari releases mobile video game, ‘Beat Legend: AVICII,’ in partnership with the Tim Bergling Foundation

In the two-plus years since the loss of Avicii, every passing second has further accentuated just how impactful the Swedish legend’s music truly was. Following the June announcement of plans for The Avicii Experience, a forthcoming tribute museum that will celebrate the late artist’s life and career, Avicii’s name has returned to the news cycle […]

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Atari releases mobile video game, ‘Beat Legend: AVICII,’ in partnership with the Tim Bergling Foundation

In the two-plus years since the loss of Avicii, every passing second has further accentuated just how impactful the Swedish legend’s music truly was. Following the June announcement of plans for The Avicii Experience, a forthcoming tribute museum that will celebrate the late artist’s life and career, Avicii’s name has returned to the news cycle […]

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Can You Identify These Badly-Described Classic Games?

Atari collectors all know about the so-called “Taiwan Cooper” line of bootleg cartridges that were sold around the world back in the ‘80s. They were knock-off copies of Atari 2600 games both popular (Space Invaders) and obscure (Bobby Is Going Home), with weird cover art and bizarre descriptions on the backs of the…Read more… Continue […]

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There’s A Pong RPG Coming Out This Spring

Last week Atari released a new Missile Command game. This week Atari announced a new Pong. In Pong Quest, developed by UK design duo Chequered Ink, players explore fantasy dungeons inspired by other Atari classics while smacking balls back and forth. As silly as it sounds, it is a completely real game coming to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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New Book Celebrates The Art Of The Atari 2600 … And 7800

Bitmap Books, publisher of outstanding tomes filled with gaming history and pixel art, is gearing up for the release of the latest book in its “Visual Compendium” series. Atari 2600/7800: A Visual Compendium covers Atari’s game console history at its highest and lowest points. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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New Book Celebrates The Art Of The Atari 2600 … And 7800

Bitmap Books, publisher of outstanding tomes filled with gaming history and pixel art, is gearing up for the release of the latest book in its “Visual Compendium” series. Atari 2600/7800: A Visual Compendium covers Atari’s game console history at its highest and lowest points. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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All The Star Wars I Need Is This Home Arcade Machine

Between the internet’s love affair with Baby Yoda and people arguing over whether The Rise of Skywalker is a masterpiece or utter garbage, it’s a strange time to be a Star Wars fan. That’s why I’m thankful for Arcade1Up’s $500 Star Wars home arcade machine. It takes me back to the ‘80s, when fans didn’t […]

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Looking Back On The Hypnotic Charm Of Breakout

Pilgrim In The Microworld, a 1983 book by professor, sociologist, and musician David Sudnow, was far ahead of its time. As a book-length digression on a single video game—Breakout for the Atari 2600—it took the emerging medium seriously at a time when it was largely dismissed as a mere fad on the verge of dying.Read […]

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Atari’s Retro Console Launches Pre-Orders, Quickly Crashes Indiegogo 

After several delays and a whole lot of confusion, Atari’s retro console/set-top box thing is available for pre-order. We finally have more details on what this thing can do and apparently more people are hyped up about it than we expected. On Wednesday afternoon, Indiegogo was struggling to keep up with the influx of…Read more… […]

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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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The Real-Life Atari Secret That Inspired Ready Player One

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One, like the source material, is chock full of references to 80s music, movies, and video games. It also throws in a few Master Chiefs, Overwatch characters, and the Iron Giant for good measure. Usually these references are surface level and fleeting, but a few carry more…Read more… Continue […]

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