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Why These Great Game Consoles Failed Spectacularly

Why These Great Game Consoles Failed Spectacularly There are few classes of consumer electronics that have had as exhilarating heights and as cringe-inducing lows as video game consoles.In 1983, the video game market crashed.

IDW Announces Partnership With Atari

IDW Announces Partnership With Atari To show my age, I’m going to tell you that when I was a kid, I remember having an Atari 2600.I’m not sure what, exactly, happened to it over the years.

Atari arcade classics return as IRL board games

Atari arcade classics return as IRL board games The brand behind some of the earliest video game hits has partnered up with IDW Games on a series of upcoming releases based on Atari classics.In a twist that should be welcome news to board game fans, the creation of IDW's Atari titles will be led by Jon Gilmour.

Primal Rage 2 Arcade Game Appears Online

Primal Rage 2 Arcade Game Appears Online One such game that unfortunately never made it to release was Primal Rage 2, but thankfully the game has been resurrected from the dead courtesy of a newly-available playable build.Those interested in checking out Primal Rage 2 can have a look at the video below, courtesy of YouTuber owlnomynous.

Real-Life Pong Game Transforms Into Sleek Coffee Table

Real-Life Pong Game Transforms Into Sleek Coffee Table A group of Pong fans in Uruguay last year created a real-life version of the classic title, garnering attention from gamers around the world.What started as a simple hobby has evolved into a commercial project—one that is currently more than halfway to it’s online crowdfunding goal.

‘Breakout’ Chronicles the Best of Atari’s 8-Bit Era

‘Breakout’ Chronicles the Best of Atari’s 8-Bit Era However, that narrative ignores the innovative work Atari was also doing in the 8-bit space with the Atari 400 and 800 home computers.I can’t think of tech more extreme than old Atari computers.

Atari to Make its First Console in Decades, but What the Heck Is It?

Atari to Make its First Console in Decades, but What the Heck Is It? At E3 last week, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told GamesBeat that the company was “back in the hardware business” and that the next Atari console would be based on PC technology.First, the Atari of today is a shadow of a shadow of its former self.

I haven't owned a game console in 30 years, but I want the Ataribox

I haven't owned a game console in 30 years, but I want the Ataribox Clearly inspired by the Atari 2600, the design is a beautiful modern reboot of that console.You won't find 'em, though: The back is the only part of the Ataribox that gives away what decade it was designed in.

Get a Look at the First Images of the New "Ataribox" Console

Get a Look at the First Images of the New "Ataribox" Console The first images of Atari's promised console have surfaced.Last month, the CEO of Atari announced that the company was "back in the hardware business.

Atari Unveils New Console, the Ataribox

Atari Unveils New Console, the Ataribox A brand new retro console from Atari was revealed today.Named the Ataribox, the console is planned to deliver both classic and modern gaming content to players.

The Ataribox Looks Slick, But What the Heck Does it Do?

The Ataribox Looks Slick, But What the Heck Does it Do? Aesthetically speaking, this is a great redesign of a classic system.This is what an email sent to Ataribox list subscribers says: “As you can guess, those ports suggest modern internal specs.

Atari's New Ataribox Will Play Classic and Current Games

Atari's New Ataribox Will Play Classic and Current Games Nevertheless, now we have the Ataribox, a system supposedly designed for and capable of playing both classic and current games.A sufficiently powerful smartphone SoC could easily emulate classic Atari games and allow for access to Google Play.

These are the 10 games Atari should include on the Ataribox

These are the 10 games Atari should include on the Ataribox The 8-bit games of the Atari 2600 were often a memorably basic experience.On the contrary, the sparse memory available for Atari games and the large catalog meant game developers needed to be clever and innovative in other ways.

Ataribox crowdfunding plan is a giant, flapping red flag

Ataribox crowdfunding plan is a giant, flapping red flag At this point, there's only one fact about Ataribox that matters, and it didn't come from either of the vague press releases issued so far.But even that one carries a dubious honor: it never managed to reach its IndieGoGo target.

How douchey is this Atari baseball cap with built-in speakers?

How douchey is this Atari baseball cap with built-in speakers? The Speakerhat is part of "Atari Connected Life," a subdivision that's "all about retro, arcade & mobile gaming, modern PC & console games.+ web & connected tech and all things cool, geeky and fun," according to its Twitter bio.

Atari Beta Testing the Speakerhat, a Hat With Speakers

Atari Beta Testing the Speakerhat, a Hat With Speakers If Atari’s goal was to confuse the hell out of everyone, then they are doing a brilliant job.Now, it has announced a beta test for the Speakerhat… a hat that has speakers in it.

Get Your Retro On This September With the Atari and Sega Genesis Flashback Consoles

Get Your Retro On This September With the Atari and Sega Genesis Flashback Consoles Now, AtGames is going to sweeten things up by releasing the Atari and Sega Genesis Flashback consoles on September 22.The Atari Flashback 8 Gold and Sega Genesis Flashback will cost $80 each and come preloaded with a wide variety of games from each of the respective systems.

Extremely Rare Atari Prototype Discovered at Thrift Shop Then Sold for $3,000

Extremely Rare Atari Prototype Discovered at Thrift Shop Then Sold for $3,000 After searching Google, he confirmed that this was indeed the rare prototype Atari system.“Some quick googling led me to believe it was some cool rare prototype, so I bought it, although I didn’t see the wireless controllers on the shelf.

Rare Atari prototype sells for $3,000

Rare Atari prototype sells for $3,000 Redditor L064N said they happened upon an incredibly rare Atari 2700 at a thrift store in California on Friday, purchasing it for $30 just before the store closed after doing a cursory search online about the 2700.The Atari 2700 is a prototype console that never made it to full production.