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Atari E.T. Landfill Dig Is Finally Happening This Month

Atari E.T. Landfill Dig Is Finally Happening This Month

So what is the real story with the fate of millions of unsold E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and Pac-Man video games made for the Atari 2600? They were a big time flop and legend says that tons…

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Arcade Lights Bring the Arcade Experience Home (Minus the Games)

Arcade Lights Bring the Arcade Experience Home (Minus the Games)

While many of us fans of classic arcade games would love to have a whole roomful of old arcade cabinets, we don’t always have the space, the money, or the understanding significant other to allow for…

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What Would Classic Game Consoles Cost Today?

What Would Classic Game Consoles Cost Today?

Ever wonder how much game consoles would cost you today if you adjusted their prices for inflation? Well, here is a handy chart showing you all of the details. I can’t believe how many of these…

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Super Breakout Sweater: Casual Atari

Super Breakout Sweater: Casual Atari

Band of Outsiders released a line of Atari-themed apparel this Holiday season. The clothes might as well be adorned with pixel art or random colored blocks to younger gamers, but their dads and moms see cowboys,…

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Custom Activision/Atari 2600 Action Figures: If Only River Raid Had a Person in It

Custom Activision/Atari 2600 Action Figures: If Only River Raid Had a Person in It

Looking back at the Atari 2600, it really wasn’t very good until Activision came along and raised the bar for graphics and sound for the early 8-bit console. To commemorate these classic games, Chicago Toy Collector…

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Tiny Atari 2600 Has An Even Tinier Display: What Is This, a Console for Ants?

Tiny Atari 2600 Has An Even Tinier Display: What Is This, a Console for Ants?

The once great console maker Atari has been reduced to a mere pixel of itself these days. While Sony and Microsoft are gearing up for a new console war, Atari is left catering to old school…

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Mini Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 LEGO Kits: 8-Bit Bricks

Mini Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 LEGO Kits: 8-Bit Bricks

Now that he’s conquered the world of tiny LEGO Macintosh and iMac computers, LEGO builder Chris McVeigh (aka Powerpig) has headed further backwards in time to create LEGO kit versions of the Atari 2600 and C64…

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Video Game Pint Glasses Hold 2600 Ounces (Not Really)

Video Game Pint Glasses Hold 2600 Ounces (Not Really)

These simply designed video game glasses are great. Your beer is going to look awesome against a backdrop of Galaga aliens, Space Invaders, the Pac-Man maze or Centipede.…

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Emulator Cabinet Works with 75 Controllers, 30+ Consoles and 2 Happy Players

Emulator Cabinet Works with 75 Controllers, 30+ Consoles and 2 Happy Players

These days you can run dozens of classic games on a PC using emulators. If you’re good with modding hardware, you may be able to connect the right controller for the console you’re emulating. But if…

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Atari 2600 + Wall-E = Atar-E

Atari 2600 + Wall-E = Atar-E

Technabob contributing author Conner Flynn has a hidden talent – and I’m not talking about walking and chewing gum at the same time. The man knows his way around an Atari 2600 like it’s nobody’s business.…

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Princess Rescue for the Atari 2600: Sorry Mario, But Our Princess is in Another Console

Princess Rescue for the Atari 2600: Sorry Mario, But Our Princess is in Another Console

Demakes are one of the ways that creative gamers to express their nostalgia for the games they grew up with. Though I must say, I never expected I’d see a demake of the already ancient Super…

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Atari World Combines 8-Bit and Real Life

Atari World Combines 8-Bit and Real Life

When I was growing up, the Atari 2600 was a staple in family rooms everywhere. But despite the countless hours of entertainment these gaming systems provided, there’s no question they had primitive graphics. Imagine though if…

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Atari’s E.T. Landfill to Be Exhumed

Atari’s E.T. Landfill to Be Exhumed

You’ve heard the stories about Atari suffering such poor sales with the E.T. game for the Atari 2600 that they were forced to dump millions of copies into a landfill somewhere. Is it true? There seems…

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Halo Game for the Atari 2600 Released in Cartridge Form: Combat Devolved

Halo Game for the Atari 2600 Released in Cartridge Form: Combat Devolved

Back in 2010, Ed Fries – former Vice-President of Game Publishing in Microsoft and one of the co-creators of the Xbox – created a “demake” of Halo for the Atari 2600 called Halo 2600 (Fries also…

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Atari 2600 Hot Wheels: Car-tridges

Atari 2600 Hot Wheels: Car-tridges

I like to think that I’m pretty plugged into retro geek culture, but I have to hand it to the guys over at You Found a Secret Area! for turning up something I’ve not seen before…

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Atari Flashback 4: 75 Classic Games, 2 Wireless Controllers, 1 Box of Nostalgia

Atari Flashback 4: 75 Classic Games, 2 Wireless Controllers, 1 Box of Nostalgia

Another year, another Atari Flashback. But this year’s edition of the old school console has significant improvements from the Atari Flashback 3. Theoretically. More on that later.…

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