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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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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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Steve Jobs’ 1974 Atari memo up for auction

Steve Jobs’ 1974 Atari memo up for auction

Sotheby's is getting ready to auction a Steve Jobs' memo on June 15 for as much as $15,000. The memo was written to Atari in 1974 when Jobs was 19 years old and employed by the company to work on game design. Jobs was reportedly forced to work at nights at Atari due to his clashes with colleagues.

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