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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 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 15

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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Shaggy January 15, 2008 0 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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