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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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Dirty Fingers Sexy Screen Wash and ET: more in common than you think

Dirty Fingers Sexy Screen Wash and ET: more in common than you think

It's a great urban legend. In September 1983, the Alamogordo Daily News of Alamogordo, New Mexico, reported in a series of articles that between ten and twenty semi-trailer truckloads of Atari boxes, cartridges, and systems from an Atari storehouse in El Paso, Texas were crushed and buried at the landfill within the city... it has been speculated that most unsold copies of E.T. are buried in this landfill, crushed and encased in cement.

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Atari announces Ghostbusters video game

Atari announces Ghostbusters video game

The Ghostbusters video game has been around for awhile now. Well, the idea of it, at least. But now the whole enterprise is getting official with an announcement from Atari that they will be releasing the game on six different systems in 2009.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game was written by the same people that wrote the first Ghostbusters movie, including Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and their team. The really cool part is that the original cast members are involved this time around and they will all lend their voices and appearances to the game's final product. Yes, that means Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson will be in the game. Sweet!

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 38 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 38 2008

After a week or two on the down-low, netbooks have been back among the headlines with Sony grudgingly admitting that it will probably make one while MSI discussed plans for their second-generation range.  Not bad for something an AMD VP described as only good for "around the house".  Elsewhere, it's been 3G and netbooks getting married: Vodafone revealed their UK deal with Dell, and T-Mobile their Acer deal in Germany.  Speaking of Acer, we unboxed their Aspire One and will have the full review on Monday.

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Atari Modern Classics offer retro appeal to new games

Atari Modern Classics offer retro appeal to new games

If there's one thing that's been lacking in the latest video game titles, it's the general packaging appeal of older games from older systems. The sheer simplicity of games on the Atari 2600 is something many gamers today still enjoy. But what if that simplicity were applied to the packaging of the games of today?

Then, you'd get the line up of artistry created by the people over at The -Minus World. All the new favorites have been represented. Everything from Resident Evil 5 to Portal are captured in pixelated goodness, the latter of which boldly states "The Cake is a Lie," amongst several circles and lines and general mayhem.

But I think my favorite is the Bioshock cover. Yes, that is a Big Daddy. Yes, that is a Little Sister. Yes, that is awesome.

[via The -Minus World]

Sweet Nostalgia: Old Computer Ads to Put a Smile on Your Face

Sweet Nostalgia: Old Computer Ads to Put a Smile on Your Face

As all the latest technological advances rush over us in a wave, sometimes it’s nice to look back and fondly “remember when.”

Where were you when Atari announced their 800 model home computer? Or what about when the Commodore 64 burst onto the scene?

Regardless of the model, now you can see all your favorite ads from the very beginning days of computing right up through the 1980’s. Well, 101 of them, at least. Check out the full list. If you ever doubted that tech has come a long way, this should confirm it for you.

[via Boing Boing Gadgets]

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