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The Asteroids Lamp

Shaggy April 26, 2008 2

Even though Atari never created many memorable characters they created plenty of icons and symbols that people easily recognize. One of those would be the rocks from Asteroids, which have been brought to the

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Rochester Game Room Show Coverage

SaraAB87 April 19, 2008 0

I am sorry I am a little late with the coverage but here’s some videos from last week’s Rochester Game Room Show: Overview Part 1 Overview Part 2 Some of the parts that were

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Missing In Action: Tanks, Planes, Mechs and more

Shaggy March 24, 2008 6

Missing in Action is an editorial series that discusses the kinds of games that at one time were prevalent in arcades or the types of games that would make great arcade games but aren’t

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A look at arcade ports on retro consoles today

Shaggy February 23, 2008 2

Ever since Atari released Space Invaders on the Atari 2600 console, arcade ports have been something of a standard in the console industry. It becomes something of a conundrum however as console releases have

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Happy Belated Birthday Nolan Bushnell

Shaggy February 9, 2008 0

I feel bad for missing this the other day but on February 5th the founder of our industry (practically the entire video game industry – yeah I know aobut Ralph Baer but Nolan is

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More Atarigames.com updates

Shaggy February 8, 2008 3

I know I just mentioned some updates to the Atarigames website not too long ago but it looks like just a few days later they posted some more stuff that to anyone that enjoys

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Missing in Action: Space Games

Shaggy February 6, 2008 14

Over the next little while I am going to run a feature every now and then where I discuss genres which have been “lost” to arcades. Where these genres were once a proud part

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New acquisition – Crystal Castles

Shaggy January 17, 2008 0

Last night I picked up the 11th game in my collection, Atari’s Crystal Castles and for only $400 it was a good deal that I couldn’t pass up. I found this one on Craigslist

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Atarigames.com updated with some cool arcade prototype info

Shaggy January 15, 2008 0

Atarigames.com is a website dedicated to nothing but Atari arcade games, from all phases of the coin-op division at Atari. The website has been updated and with some very cool information including pictures of

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The Hot Seat Arcade system of the 1980s

SaraAB87 January 8, 2008 10

Here is another obscure simulator to ponder. The Hot Seat was a motion based simulator produced in the mid 1980’s. This simulator did not come with any dedicated game, its intention was to be

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Atari's Laserdisc Malibu Grand Prix

Twisted Supreme November 30, 2007 1

I stumbled across this on Digital Press and would love to know more about it. Below are links to test footage for Atari’s never-released laserdisc driving game, shown here in 3 parts. Filmed at Malibu Grand Prix in

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Asteroids blasting its way to XBLA Wednesday

Shaggy November 27, 2007 0

  (click to enlarge) We don’t mention arcade remakes coming to XBLA that often but I felt that this one is worth mentioning as it’s Asteroids. That’s right, Atari mighty classic makes it way

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