Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Atari User Issue Number 47, December/January 1989

The December/January 1989 issue of New Atari User, a UK based magazine for Atari 8- and 16-bit computers:

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, July 1990

The July 1990 issue of VideoGames & Computer Entertainment:

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Popular Computing Weekly, November 6-12, 1986

Popular Computing Weekly for the week of November 6-12. This weekly newspaper style magazine covered the popular computers of the 80s in the UK including the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Commodore 16 / Plus/4, Atari ST and Atari XL/XE:

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Atari Turns 40, Celebrates with New Centipede

Forty years ago today, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded Atari, and the gaming giant is celebrating with a big push onto smartphones. The company released Centipede: Origins for iOS and Droid devices last week, overhauling the original’s iconic pixelated graphics with a fresh design and layers of new gameplay aimed at today’s Angry Birds generation.

“The touch screen adds a dimension that I think is much more personal, as opposed to a joystick,” Giancarlo Mori, Atari’s head of product development, told me in a recent interview. “We’re trying to find the sweet spot between nostalgia and innovation—to give more than the original game design will allow.”

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ad: Swap for Amiga, Atari ST and PC

Advertisement for the game “Swap” by Palace Software for the Amiga, Atari ST and PC. This ad is from issue number 34 of “The One” magazine.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Computer Legend and Gaming Pioneer Jack Tramiel Dies at Age 83

Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore International and crucial figure in the early history of personal computing, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, his family confirms. He was 83 years old.

Tramiel was born in Poland to a Jewish family in 1928. During World War II, he and his family were sent to Auschwitz, after which he and his father were sent to a labor camp called Ahlem, near Hannover. Tramiel was rescued in April 1945 and emigrated to the United States in 1947.

In America, Tramiel started a typewriter repair business. Staying in the forefront of technology, his typewriters morphed into calculators, and later computers. In 1982, Commodore International launched the Commodore 64, which went on to the best-selling personal computer of all time.

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