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.
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.
Be still my beating retro heart. Ben Heck has been flexing his awesome mod-skills and produced this incredible Atari 800 laptop casemod, replete with hearing-aid-beige casing, authentic keyboard - which pops-up at an angle - and front-loading cartridge slot.
Some of us oldies may have a hard time adapting to the new advances in technology. Those of us who are holding onto old devices with a death grip wont necessarily have to let to in order to be with the times, we all just need a little upgrade.
Oh, we've been waiting for this for such a long time. A game that many thought had fallen by the wayside and would never come to be is now actually going to happen. The trailer for the long-awaited Ghostbuster game has finally been released!
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!
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.
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.
Wii Fit will likely be one of the best sellers game for Nintendo this summer, and the concept of fun exercise is very appealing to people and Atari agrees. Atari is releasing its own version of fitness game called Family Trainer.