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Denny’s Teams up with Atari: Grand Slam 2600

Denny’s Teams up with Atari: Grand Slam 2600
The latest news in “weird things that I never thought would happen” is that Denny’s has teamed up with Atari. Greasy spoon meets Asteroids. The home of the Grand Slam breakfast hopes that this team-up will…
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GameCube Portable in an Atari Lynx Case: Nine Lives

GameCube Portable in an Atari Lynx Case: Nine Lives
The Atari Lynx was the first handheld video game system to feature a full color display, but it still lost to the Game Boy because Nintendo’s handheld was cheaper, smaller and lasted longer on fewer batteries.…
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Dream Arcades Vision 32: 140 Classic Games + 32″ Display = 1 Nostalgia Totem

Dream Arcades Vision 32: 140 Classic Games + 32″ Display = 1 Nostalgia Totem
It’s becoming increasingly cheaper to make your own arcade machine, but if you’d rather leave it to the pros check out Dream Arcades’ latest offering, the Vision 32. The machine gets its name from its 32″…
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Atari E.T. Landfill Dig Hits Paydirt

Atari E.T. Landfill Dig Hits Paydirt
Being an ’80s kid, I spent many a day happily playing games that look horrible by today’s standards. I also loved the flick E.T. so you can bet when the Atari 2600 game hit the markdown…
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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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