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Atari may be planning its own iPad game controller called Atari Arcade

Atari may be planning its own iPad game controller called Atari Arcade

The iPad is certainly a cool gaming device with all sorts of games that are available to suit any gamer need. One of the apps that old school gamers that like retro gaming with games from the 80's would like the cool Atari Classics app that puts a bunch of old games in one place. The problem is that old school games need a big joystick with a red ball on the end and big buttons to get the full effect.

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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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ThinkGeek iCADE iPad arcade cabinet finally gets shipping date

ThinkGeek iCADE iPad arcade cabinet finally gets shipping date

One of ThinkGeek's most popular April Fools' jokes of recent years has been the iCADE arcade cabinet for the iPad, and having been green-lighted the retro peripheral is finally going on sale. ThinkGeek has just told us that pre-orders for the iCADE kick off today, with the cabinet expected to ship from May 20.

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Atari classic Yar’s Revenge gets revamped and comes to Xbox Live Arcade

Atari classic Yar’s Revenge gets revamped and comes to Xbox Live Arcade

I bet a lot of gamers played Yar's Revenge back in the day on their Atari game consoles. If you were a big fan of the original and like retro inspired gaming still today, Atari has a new classic on the Xbox Arcade for you to check out. The game is Yar's Revenge.

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Atari’s Greatest Hits arrives in App Store: 100 classic games for $14.99

Atari’s Greatest Hits arrives in App Store: 100 classic games for $14.99

You want to know what's awesome? Atari is awesome. You want to know what's even more awesome? How about 100 classic Atari games, reformatted for iPhone and iPad, and available in their glorious retro entirety from the App Store [Tunes link] for a mere $14.99. 18 Atari arcade titles, 92 Atari 2600 games, and even some new fangled Bluetooth for multiplayer fun.

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Ben Heck combines Xbox 360 and 70’s Atari

Ben Heck combines Xbox 360 and 70’s Atari

Man when I was a kid I spent a lot of time playing an Atari just like the one Heck used for his latest project. I was an Asteroids, Pac-Man, and Pole Position player myself. Heck took an Atari console from 1977 and integrated it into an Xbox 360 laptop system.

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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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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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