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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Monday, October 10, 2011

Classic Game Room HD- POLE POSITION for Atari 5200 review

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Atari User Issue #9 Volume #1 Out Now

In Issue 9 we review the Atari 1200XL computer, take a look at the new IDE 2 interface for the Atari XL/XE and look at S-video for your Atari 8-bit.

The Atari Lynx goes head to head against the Sega Game Gear in part one of our new series, we look at Rampage on the Atari, our popular guide to unreleased games for the Atari 2600, 5200 and 7800 continues and we check out Sega’s great titles in our ST coin-op conversions series.

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