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LG retro TV delivers 1080p HD and physical channel dials

LG retro TV delivers 1080p HD and physical channel dials

If you're in the mood this week for a lovely bit of nostalgia, LG is ready to bring the heat in full begone-era fashion with a retro set with physical dials. This is the LG 32LN630R, and beyond the bits and pieces that make it looks very much like a time-traveling set from the 1950s, the company keeps up with the times: 32-inches of 1080p IPS-based display.

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Inside Facebook: Propaganda printing-presses and free food

Inside Facebook: Propaganda printing-presses and free food

Retro arcade machines, an on-site print shop tongue-in-cheek known as "the propaganda wing", and the general feel of a dorm room: it can only be Facebook's HQ. The BBC took a video tour around the Silicon Valley headquarters of the social networking company, coming across the usual start-up must-haves of free bikes, meals, and even laundry facilities, wrapped up in a design attitude that attempts to channel Mark Zuckerberg's more humble origins despite the hundred-billion dollar floatation.

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RollerCoaster Tycoon coming to iOS and Android in early 2013

RollerCoaster Tycoon coming to iOS and Android in early 2013

Atari has reportedly confirmed plans to release RollerCoaster Tycoon for iOS and Android, resurrecting the iconic title for a new generation of mobile gamers. The game is one of a number of classics Atari has decided to re-fettle for smartphones, Slide To Play reports, and will be joined by Atari Casino, Outlaw, and an update to Centipede: Origins.

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Black Mesa released: Half Life is reborn

Black Mesa released: Half Life is reborn

Black Mesa, the eight-year project to revive Half Life, has been released, a free download bringing the classic game up to speed with Valve’s own Source engine. Including roughly 10hrs of gameplay, this first release completely rebuilds graphics and gameplay with the familiar cast of the original, and includes new maps, media files and more.

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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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New Earthworm Jim title may happen eventually

New Earthworm Jim title may happen eventually

If you're like me, then you probably loved Earthworm Jim back in the '90s. The first two games in the series were great, but sadly, Earthworm Jim 3D and Earthworm Jim: Menace 2 the Galaxy weren't anything to write home about, and aside from a few recent re-releases, we haven't heard much from the gun-wielding worm since. But according to designer David Perry, we may have another Earthworm Jim game to look forward to in the future, so long as the original team can be pulled together again to have another go at the series.

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A Motorola StarTAC saved me

A Motorola StarTAC saved me

A StarTAC saved my life. Well, not really. I wasn't accidentally transported to the World War II trenches, and saved from a bullet to the heart by an artfully placed Motorola in my jacket pocket. But the StarTAC - a phone dating back to 1996, and in fact the very first cellphone I owned - gave me a very necessary wake-up call: it showed me just how lucky we are with today's smartphones, with a serving of delicious nostalgia on the side.

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Atari offers 100 iOS games free for 40th anniversary

Atari offers 100 iOS games free for 40th anniversary

Atari is celebrating its 40th anniversary by giving away 100 of its most popular retro games for free on iTunes. Each iOS version pays homage to the original and is designed to mimic the gameplay that Atari fans remember. The games are in an app called Atari's Greatest Hits, which normally costs $9.99.

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Snake 2K brings Nokia classic to Windows Phone

Classic Nokia game Snake II has been revived for Windows Phone, bringing dot matrix retro gameplay to your shiny new Lumia. The handiwork of developer Willem Middelkoop – who also recreated the original Snake of 1997 for Windows Phone – Snake 2K doesn’t just look like Snake II (which replaced the original, you might have guessed, in 2000) but is a faithful replica of it, down to the timing of the gameplay and the design of the labyrinths.

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Arcadie for iPhone Review

Arcadie for iPhone Review

Remember the iCade? What originally started out as an April Fool’s joke on ThinkGeek morphed into a legitimate product a little over a year later. Take that same concept, shrink it down, and what do you get? The Arcadie for iPhone. Featuring a joystick and two physical buttons, the arcade cabinet houses an iPhone or iPod Touch in the back and lets you play some variations of classic arcade games. We decided to take one for a spin, so head past the jump for the full review.

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Nintendo planning to release Kirby’s Pinball Land on 3DS Virtual Console

Nintendo planning to release Kirby’s Pinball Land on 3DS Virtual Console

It appears that in honor of Kirby's 20th anniversary this year, Nintendo is working to bring back a classic title that many fans of the cute pink blob have probably never played - Kirby's Pinball Land, originally released on the Game Boy in 1994. The game has been rated by the Australian game rating board, which means that Nintendo paid money to have the game certified for release on the 3DS but it does not confirm the game's existence or any sort of release date.

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Google Doodle celebrates 30th ZX Spectrum birthday

Google Doodle celebrates 30th ZX Spectrum birthday

Google has revealed another of its homepage doodles, this time celebrating the 30th birthday of the ZX Spectrum - a gateway drug into computers for many - as well as St. George's Day. The doodle is an 8-bit recreation of St. George fighting the dragon, mimicking the "advanced" graphics the ZX Spectrum was capable of.

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