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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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Atari E.T. landfill unearthed: on Xbox this summer [UPDATE: video]

Atari E.T. landfill unearthed: on Xbox this summer [UPDATE: video]

It’s true. It’s all true. Headed out to the Alamogoro Landfill in New Mexico this weekend, filmmakers and excavators expected to find either a ton of trash or massive stacks of ATARI games. As it turns out, they found both - but they did uncover a real situation turned urban legend in the process.

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Atari Minimum combines Minecraft-style crafting with third person shooter

Atari Minimum combines Minecraft-style crafting with third person shooter

Atari has announced a new video game that will hit the PC via Steam this spring. The game is called Minimum and one glance at it will remind many of Minecraft. The game has blocky graphics and focuses heavily on crafting. Atari says that minimum is a fast paced, session-based combat game pitting five teams against each other.

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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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Atari rings in 40 years of Pong with free iOS game and custom Xbox 360 with LCD

Atari rings in 40 years of Pong with free iOS game and custom Xbox 360 with LCD

The big 40 has come down for the original tennis game Pong, and the folks at Atari are ringing in the occasion with two big releases. The first is what the company calls "the first-ever official new Pong game on iOS", this meaning not that Pong has never been on iOS before, but that this is the first real redesign for the next generation - we guess. Either way, it's free, and the other big release is even more gigantically awesome than you can possibly imagine.

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RollerCoaster Tycoon coming to iOS and Android in early 2013

RollerCoaster Tycoon coming to iOS and Android in early 2013

Atari has reportedly confirmed plans to release RollerCoaster Tycoon for iOS and Android, resurrecting the iconic title for a new generation of mobile gamers. The game is one of a number of classics Atari has decided to re-fettle for smartphones, Slide To Play reports, and will be joined by Atari Casino, Outlaw, and an update to Centipede: Origins.

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Atari remakes gaming classics in HTML5 for browsers and Windows 8

Atari remakes gaming classics in HTML5 for browsers and Windows 8

Atari has decided that it's time to give some of its classic games a fresh coat paint, launching the new Atari Arcade. Eight of Atari's classic games have been updated using HTML5 and are playable in your browser for free. That's not the end of it though, as Atari has also teamed up with Microsoft to bring these games to Windows 8 tablets.

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Super Mario Clone World beats New titles with Atari graphics

Super Mario Clone World beats New titles with Atari graphics

This week it appears that one developer fan of Nintendo's hero series Mario has taken his love for the original to a whole new level - backwards. Atari Age forum member Sprybug has taken data from the original Super Mario Bros. from the original Nintendo Entertainment System and has begun transferring it backward into a game that very well could have been played on the Atari 2600. This gaming system pre-dates most young gamers entire lives by several years at least, and boasts graphics with pixels so large you'll be in danger of cutting your finger on them - and now you can play Mario here, too!

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Will There One Day Be A Universal Game Console?

Will There One Day Be A Universal Game Console?

As I’ve noted on SlashGear before, I have what some might call a gaming closet museum. Over the last couple of decades, I’ve collected consoles, handhelds, and popular games, and kept them on the ready in the event I want to go old school and power on my old Atari 2600 or check out an NES title.

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