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Atari Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Because That’s Just What a Company Like Atari Does Now

Lately, it’s seemed like Atari has been putting it’s focus on two big strategies: crowdfunding and promoting products that don’t exist. So, it makes perfect sense that it’s reportedly getting into the cryptocurrency game with its own coin offering, the Atari Token.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Sex, Pong, And Pioneers: What Atari Was Really Like, According To Women Who Were There

Back in 1973, Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” was blaring from the PA in a California warehouse as two dozen women in flared jeans assembled Pong circuit boards. The smell of corned beef and marijuana wafted down the manufacturing line. Orders for Atari’s landmark table tennis video game were still pouring in on the…Read more… […]

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GDC Pulls Award After Outcry Over Atari Co-founder Nolan Bushnell

A day after saying it would give Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell its 2018 Pioneer Award, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference have pulled the award, saying they will now award it to no one. The quick change followed 18 hours of outcry about Bushnell’s alleged unsavory behavior toward female Atari…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Guinness Officially Nixes Todd Rogers’ Dragster Records

The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed to Kotaku that it has removed Todd Rogers’ record Dragster high score from its database, as well as his record for the longest-standing video game high score, following Rogers’ disqualification from the Twin Galaxies scoreboards yesterday.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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A Satisfying Platformer About Smashing Skeletons And Befriending Acrobats

Sometimes you need to punch a skeleton and use their severed arm to smack a ghost in the face. Long Live the Axe is an exciting action platformer about exploring crypts and finding keys. It mixes the sensibilities of Metroid with an arcade brawler, and it’s this week’s Indie Pick.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Streamers Aren’t Sure What To Make Of The Classic Activision Games In Call Of Duty: WWII

There’s a place in Call of Duty: WWII’s social space where you can play old Activision games from the 80s. It’s a cool easter egg and something that we’ve seen in past Call of Duty games, but some modern Youtube gamers couldn’t decide what to do with them.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Atari’s New Centipede Comic Is More Brilliant and Heartfelt Than It Has Any Business Being

Every so often, you come across a comic that throws you for the sort of loop that makes you pause a few pages in and think, “I wasn’t at all prepared for how damned good this is.” Atari and Dynamite’s new Centipede series, based on the classic 1980s video game, is definitely one of those comics.Read […]

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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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Atari has debuted its “speakerhat,” surprising many

A baseball cap with speakers in it. Who would’ve thought? Well, Atari did! Yes, Atari, the video game company.Atari’s website states that it comes packed with “high-fidelity stereo speakers and microphone that can connect instantly to any Bluetooth-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets, or personal computers.” To further this revolutionary fashion technology, it comes with “Multiplayer Mode.” […]

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Atari has debuted its “speakerhat,” surprising many

A baseball cap with speakers in it. Who would’ve thought? Well, Atari did! Yes, Atari, the video game company.Atari’s website states that it comes packed with “high-fidelity stereo speakers and microphone that can connect instantly to any Bluetooth-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets, or personal computers.” To further this revolutionary fashion technology, it comes with “Multiplayer Mode.” […]

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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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