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Atari: Game Over to tell the tale of a once mighty giant

Atari: Game Over to tell the tale of a once mighty giant

What is one sure way to tell that you have a lasting legacy? The fact that they make a new documentary about you decades after your fall from grace. That is certainly the case with game maker Atari, whose history, failure, and legacy will be put under a microscope once more in a documentary video appropriately titled "Atari: Game Over".

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Atari’s Pridefest: LGBT social-sim game for Android and iOS

Atari’s Pridefest: LGBT social-sim game for Android and iOS

It’s no secret that more users than the young, white, straight, American male plays video games here in 2014. Whether or not that means that Atari’s latest mobile game Pridefest is a good fit for the next generation of gamers is another subject entirely. Today ATARI adds more detail to their social-sim game which has players "create and launch their very own personalized pride parade."

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Minimum Early Access: ditching graphics never looked so good

Minimum Early Access: ditching graphics never looked so good

Inside this third-person shooter multiplayer game you’ll find a stripped-down masterpiece. Developed by Human Head and Atari, this game conveys a sense of grandeur the likes of which we’ve never seen done with such flat surfaces. It’s online, it’s played from a third-person perspective, it’s got RTS and RPG elements, it’s blocky, and its out in Steam Early Access. This is Minimum.

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Atari bringing classic games to iOS and Android

Atari bringing classic games to iOS and Android

The folks behind business strategy at gaming company Atari have let it be known this week that they’ll be staging a "Corporate Comeback" of sorts, starting with such important releases as "Asteroids" on iOS. They’ll be bringing a wide variety of games from the classic era to the mobile universe, working with both iOS and Android in the near future as well.

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Xbox One ET game landfill digging a go-go

Xbox One ET game landfill digging a go-go

The folks responsible for the next generation in video game documentary-making have decided to start by digging a hole in the ground. If you’ll have been following along with Xbox One-exclusive video coverage over the past few weeks, you’ll know that a group of explorers are set to take their first episode of video game documentary madness to New Mexico, where they’ll be tasked with digging in the location where legend has it there’s booty to be found.

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Archive vintage games collection enhanced: holiday blues defeated!

Archive vintage games collection enhanced: holiday blues defeated!

This week the folks at the Internet Archive have released a new collection of in-browser emulated games, a whole mess of vintage titles released recently into the public domain. This collection runs on an emulator based on MESS software, working with JSMESS (Javascript MESS) allowing most modern browsers to play immediately. Most games work with a simple tapping of your space bar and arrow keys on your average keyboard.

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Internet Archive’s new Historical Software Archive lets you interact with software as-it-was

Internet Archive’s new Historical Software Archive lets you interact with software as-it-was

The Internet Archive this weekend released a new addition to its growing collection of historical media, the Historical Software Collection. The collection lets you run old, outdated, and historically important software right inside the modern browser. This marks the first time a project of this kind has been taken on to such a large extent, and it is free to the public.

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Google brings the nostalgia with Atari Breakout Easter egg

Google brings the nostalgia with Atari Breakout Easter egg

If you had an Atari as a child, the vast differences between the gaming console of today and the digital substance of your youth is enough that every 2D game threatens to break out the waves of nostalgia, and Atari's Breakout is no exception. To commemorate the game's 37th anniversary, Google created a playable online version. Rather than parking it front-and-center on Search, however, it decided to go the Easter Egg route.

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