Just a few short weeks ago the Ataribox was announced. Atari's first hardware release in 20 years, the comeback retro gaming console is an enigma as it stands today. New photos and some more details of Atari's plans for the console released today, however, may clarify further.
Is Atari's new video game console a retro gaming emulator in a fancy shell, or something much more than that?
It turns out putting a specific game cartridge in your pocket in the 80s is an incredibly good business plan. Stadium Events - NES When Bandai released Stadium Events in 1987 to complement their interactive Family Fun Fitness Mat, they didn't foresee Nintendo buying the rights to the game and mat just a year later. Sucks to... Continue Reading →
A new elite VR experience is in the works from Atari's Nolan Bushnell. The video game giant has just released word of his new venture, Modal VR which seeks to put the likes of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR in the shadows. The tech will likely focus on the emerging VR arcade scene, with... Continue Reading →
Back in the so called Golden Age of video gaming, the rudimentary graphical technologies at the hands of developers meant it was much easier to create an in-game player-symbol that rarely changed its physical appearance. Animation costs were saved, as well as countless hours of work, and as a result many of the early playable... Continue Reading →
Updated: Nov 30 2017 Ah, the video game documentary. Until only a few years ago, filmmakers rarely took interest in the ins and outs of the industry enough to devote their work to its archival. Thankfully for the Netflix scroller however, many have since decided to delve deeper behind the pixels and the results are... Continue Reading →
Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films (EFO) has just shaken hands with video game forefathers Atari for the ability to produce two feature films based on arcade games Centipede and Missile Command. Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told Deadline they were: “thrilled to partner with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films to develop feature films based on two of our most beloved titles. Centipede and Missile Command are... Continue Reading →
And Atari seems to be at the centre of nearly every damn one of them. Sony PlayStation Possibly the most well known story revolves around the biggest console in the list. Sony was producing sound chips for Nintendo when they were approached to create a CD add-on for the Super Nintendo in efforts to compete... Continue Reading →
"To me, most important is to travel to a sanctioned location, like Funspot - that makes it official; if tomorrow Tiger Woods golfs a 59, big deal. If he does it at Augusta, that's where it counts" - the words of Pac-Man legend Billy Mitchell, who has achieved the highest possible score on the arcade... Continue Reading →
When MIT installed the PDP-1 in 1961, three men could probably be seen peeking through the window with a copy of E.E. Smith's Lensman series under the arm of a young Steve Russell. Well maybe not, but it's always good to open with a poetic image. Inspiration for Spacewar!, the video game most widely recognised as the first in... Continue Reading →