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IBM PC Turns 30 Years Old and We Reminisce About The Very First

IBM PC Turns 30 Years Old and We Reminisce About The Very First

Thirty years ago, the IBM PC was born, and consumers were treated to what for many was the beginning of a new era in home electronics. It was August 12th, 1981 - not the first time anyone had owned their first personal computer, as the MITS Altair 8800 had already been released in 1975, the Apple II and Commodore PET had been released in 1977, RadioShack had a "Model 1" somewhere in there, and the first Ataris (800 and 400) had been released in 1979. All of this was punched directly in the nose by what everyone in the computing business in the time would agree was the most trusted and perhaps the most important tech group in the world - thirty years ago to the day.

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If Goldmember were a gamer…

If Goldmember were a gamer…

Anyone that was around in the 80's will remember the Atari. This was the console to have back in the day. It never ceases to impress me that the graphics on my smartphone are infinitely better than the graphics on the best console of the early 80's. The console you see here is what Goldmember would play.

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The Cat’s In the Cradle and the PS3

The Cat’s In the Cradle and the PS3

When I was a kid, my dad would clobber me at video games. He's not a gamer. He didn't grow up playing games, and he didn't have much interest once games became popular. But we had an Atari 2600, and I remember spending rainy days playing games with my dad. We would play Basketball, which consisted of two jagged stick figures bouncing a square. I was probably 10 years old, or so. We would play for money. He would beat me out of a month's worth of allowance, then I would cry until he let me welch on our bet. So, obviously when I had a son of my own, I couldn't wait to get him started playing games.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 13 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 13 2010

Ruh roh! KIN Studio is shutting down as Verizon pulls plug in January 2011! That's big tween news. Then there was some sweet stuff over the weekend and early early in the morning: Why I’m Willing to Give 3D TV A Try, a column by Don. We begin our fabulous "Week With" the L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector starting with a Hands-on and Unboxing. We've got a fabulous Nexus S unboxing and hands-on, and if you're feeling like some sassy speeds hang out on our LG VL600 LTE modem review. Keep cruzin. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Atari and Cryptic Studios launch Star Trek Online Season Three: Genesis contest

Atari and Cryptic Studios launch Star Trek Online Season Three: Genesis contest

If you are a big fan of games, sci fi and Star Trek, you are probably already familiar with the really cool Star Trek MMO game called Star Trek Online. The game is a MMO that is set in the Star Trek universe and lets the player build his or her own starship and crew for some adventuring in space. Atari and Cryptic Studios along with Intel and Alienware are having a cool new contest for gamers called the "Design the Next Enterprise" contest.

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Rare Atari 2600 game Air Raid sells for $31K

Rare Atari 2600 game Air Raid sells for $31K

Alright gamers, it's time to hit up your garage, attic, or storage building and check your stash of old, obsolete video games. Some of those games are worth big bucks. When I was a kid, I had an Atari and a hoard of games for the thing. I typically only played a few of them and over the years, I have thrown them all away.

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