Monday, August 13, 2012

Activision Fun Club News, Spring 1983

The Spring 1983 issue of Activision Fun Club News: … /106186503685077935/

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Atarian Video Game Magazine, Issue 3, September/October 1989

This is the September/October 1989 issue of Atarian. This magazine covered the Atari 2600, Atari 7800, and Atari XE computers and game system:

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, April 1989

The April 1989 issue of VideoGames & Computer Entertainment. This was my favorite video/computer games magazine of the time:

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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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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Atari Age, Volume 2 Number 4

The November 1983/February 1984 issue of Atari Age, the official publication of the Atari Club:

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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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