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Unearthed E.T. Cartridges To Be Housed In A Museum Soon

09/11/2014, From something that nobody really wanted to being housed in a museum – how cool is that? This is what is going to happen to the unearthed collection of E.T game cartridges, as the fate of some of these would be to end up in a museum over in Rome,...

Atari Looking To Get Back Into Hardware

05/19/2014, We’re not sure how many of you guys remember Atari, but for those who don’t or have never heard of the company before, well they used to be a pretty big name back in the day, especially when it came to video game consoles. In fact there are still many...

Microsoft Organizes Party To Celebrate E.T. Videogame Dig

04/22/2014, To dig or not to dig, that is the question. Apparently, that particular question has already been answered by the folks over at Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios, as they look set to commence the digging out of an old landfill that is located...

The Quest For Atari’s E.T. Cartridges Continues

04/03/2014, Around a week and a half after we reported that the landfill dig for the E.T. game on the Atari 2600 platform was put on hold, the wheels of its “archaeological” dig continues to begin spinning – as the New Mexico Environmental Protection...

Landfill Dig For Atari 2600 Game E.T. Put On Hold

03/23/2014, It has more or less been unanimously agreed that “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game for the Atari 2600 console has been designated as the worst Atari video game – ever. That has led to the game cartridge allegedly dumped into the Alamogordo...

Halo 2600 Atari Cartridges Available Once Again For $50

04/30/2013, One of the most influential first-person shooters on consoles has got to be Bungie’s Halo series. The series certainly pushed forward the FPS genre to be taken more serious at a time where a keyboard and mouse were seen as the only way a shooter...

Atari 2600 Unit Transformed Into iPhone Speaker Dock

03/11/2013, We’re not sure how many of you guys grew up with an Atari gaming system, but if you have then perhaps this Atari iPhone speaker dock might be able to rekindle some fond memories. As its name implies, this is a speaker dock made using an Atari 2600 unit....

Atari mobile games lineup announced

10/24/2012, When it comes to mobile gaming, you can choose one of two routes – take a smartphone or tablet, or pick from a dedicated handheld console. Atari has decided to jump aboard the smartphone/tablet route this time around, delivering their collection of...

Atari offering Greatest Hits for free to celebrate 40th anniversary

06/28/2012, Friends, Atari has just turned 40. On July 27, 1972, Atari was officially incorporated and what followed were decades of gaming and computing excellence. And it seems that the legendary game maker has just offered its Greatest Hits in iOS for free. Yes,...

Oldsmobile seat control can actually work as an Atari joystick

06/21/2012, Jason Torchinsky was able to figure out a way use an Oldsmobile seat control as an Atari joystick. Talk about a crafty piece of technology used on a relatively old gaming machine. Torchinsky used the power seat control switch panel from an 80s Oldsmobile...

Atari Pong reboot contest does not endear

03/01/2012, Reboots are rather common – we see it in movies as well as video games, but somehow or rather, some things are not meant to be revisited – the memory of the game should be preserved as it was. Atari recently announced a new $100,000 Pong...

Atari Breakout Boost game, free on iOS

12/15/2011, Atari has just made Breakout Boost available on the App Store, for free. You may remember the original breakout brick-smashing game that was so popular in… 1976. Obviously, Breakout boost is a sequel  that has been much improved since the original...

Atari Breakout: Boost arriving on iOS

12/01/2011, Remember back in 1976 when Atari took the world by storm with its block breaking game, Breakout? I’m sure most of you don’t but you probably would’ve played something similar released later. It looks like the company plans to reclaim its...