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Tag: Atari

Atari Terminator Grenade Joystick: Controllers That Time Forgot

Atari Terminator Grenade Joystick: Controllers That Time Forgot
I have a very vague memory of playing with one of these Terminator joysticks on my old Atari computer system back in the 80s. I can’t believe somebody managed to dig one of these oddities up.…
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Gauntlet Ds Hacks Its Way Out of Cancellation

Gauntlet Ds Hacks Its Way Out of Cancellation
For a long time, Gauntlet DS needed a publisher badly. Eidos was set to bring the classic hack-and-slash game to the Nintendo handheld, but the game faded away with little fanfare. Gauntlet DS has resurfaced, though,…
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Atari Cartridge Wallet Pays Homage to the Classics

Atari Cartridge Wallet Pays Homage to the Classics
Etsy seller Nilesz urges us to recycle and to reminisce about the great 80s with his Atari cartridge wallets. They’re made from real games, and Nilesz says that “the only piece of the original game not…
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Atari Jaguar Gets New Game: is It Still April 1st?

Atari Jaguar Gets New Game: is It Still April 1st?
Developers Force Design recently announced that pre-orders are now available for their video game Mad Bodies, a game for the Atari Jaguar. That’s right, the very same Atari Jaguar that’s been out of production since 1996.…
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The Sky Crawlers: the Most Beautiful Wii Game You’Ve Probably Never Heard of

The Sky Crawlers: the Most Beautiful Wii Game You’Ve Probably Never Heard of
The Sky Crawlers should be beautiful–the combination of Production I.G.’s visuals from the animated film and the Ace Combat team from Namco Bandai should be a home run every time. The problem isn’t the Wii game’s…
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Console X-Rays: How to Get Inside Your Video Game System Without Voiding the Warranty

Console X-Rays: How to Get Inside Your Video Game System Without Voiding the Warranty
If you’re a tinkerer like me, you’ve probably cracked the case open on at least a few of your electronic gadgets to see what they look like on the inside. But I bet you’ve never seen…
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Video Console Cakes Offer a Little Something Old, a Little Something New…

Video Console Cakes Offer a Little Something Old, a Little Something New…
While these lumpy cakes certainly aren’t the most precise video game inspired baked goods I’ve featured here on Technabob, this is definitely the first time I’ve seen so many console cakes congregated in the same place.…
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Vinyl Atari Cartridges Way Bigger Than Regular Cartridges

Vinyl Atari Cartridges Way Bigger Than Regular Cartridges
So let’s say you just happen to have a lot of vinyl lying around. Do you: a) re-upholster your car in a fit of retro fever, b) create some fetish wear, or c) stitch together a…
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Add Some E.T. to Your Ice Tea With the Ice Invaders Ice Tray

Add Some E.T. to Your Ice Tea With the Ice Invaders Ice Tray
We’ve featured a bunch of oddly shaped ice trays before, and about a billion and three Space Invaders-themed gear, so I guess it was just a matter of time: presenting the Ice Invaders Space Alien Tray.…
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Beautiful Bytes: Distellamap Presents Codes of Classic Video Games

Beautiful Bytes: Distellamap Presents Codes of Classic Video Games
There’s geek art, and then there’s geek art. Ben Fry’s creations are to programmers what blueprints are to architects. Here’s a sample of his work, which he calls “distellamaps”. It’s a map of the code for…
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Atari Duct Tape Wallet: Because No One’S Going to Buy an Atari Leather Wallet

Atari Duct Tape Wallet: Because No One’S Going to Buy an Atari Leather Wallet
When was the last time you had money? 1983? Then this wallet is just the thing for you! Aside from placing a buck or two inside this wallet, you might also want to add your expired…
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Tetris and Breakout Piggy Banks Help You Pinch Pennies

Tetris and Breakout Piggy Banks Help You Pinch Pennies
Remember when it cost just a quarter to play your favorite arcade games? What would you say if I told you that you could play two Atari arcade classics for just one red cent a game.…
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Asteroid Lamp Hits Living Rooms: Activate Hyperspace!

Asteroid Lamp Hits Living Rooms: Activate Hyperspace!
Pay tribute to one of classic arcade games of all time with these Asteroids-inspired lighting fixtures. Each lamp is comprised of 24 facets, each slightly different in size and shape – which makes them look really…
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Atari Joystick T-Shirt Says “Control Me” – Literally

Atari Joystick T-Shirt Says “Control Me” – Literally
Let people know you like to be pushed around with this “Control Me” Atari joystick tee. While I will admit that the retro video game-themed t-shirt genre is already pretty crowded, I think this particular tee…
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Ipong: Multi-Player Pong on the iPhone

Ipong: Multi-Player Pong on the iPhone
This nifty proof-of-concept demo shows off just one of the many gameplay possibilities for multi-player video games on Apple’s wonderphone. iPong is a variant of Atari’s classic paddle ball game, with a multi-device, multi-player twist. Using…
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Pitfall on Your Laptop (Kinda).

Pitfall on Your Laptop (Kinda).
Sure, you could go install a copy of Stella if you want to play Pitfall on your computer (or any other Atari 2600 game for that matter), but this handy carrying case lets you get up…
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