Tag: Atari

Upcoming Tesla Software Update Will Bring Atari Games To Your In-Car Display

Soon, Tesla cars will get a number of Atari games, and some of them might even incorporate the actual steering wheel. CEO Elon Musk is planning to develop new first-party games as well.

Car Tech August 2, 2018

Retro Atari Console Opens For Preorder, Causing The Website To Crash

The Atari VCS is now available for preorder on Indiegogo. A classic console packed with modern hardware, the VCS is more than just an average nostalgia machine.

Video Games June 1, 2018

Intellivision Console Revived, Renews Retro Video Games Rivalry With Atari

A new Intellivision console is in development, setting up a modern-age rivalry with Atari and the upcoming Atari VCS. The new retro console will launch with 10 games and an emulator, with full details to be revealed on Oct. 1.

Video Games May 30, 2018

Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Dies At 81

Ted Dabney, one of the co-founders of Atari passed away recently at the age of 81, according to a Facebook post. Late last year, Dabney was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

Video Games May 29, 2018

Here Comes The Atari VCS: Ataribox Preorder Starts May 30 With $199 Price Tag

Atari VCS preorders will start May 30, exclusively on the Indiegogo platform. However, with a starting price tag of $199 for a device that is still shrouded in mystery, it remains to be seen whether customers will be interested.

Video Games May 1, 2018

The Ataribox Is Now Known As The Atari VCS: Sorry, We Still Don't Know What It Does

Atari, which unveiled the Ataribox at E3 2017, unveiled the console's official name as the Atari VCS. Gamers, however, are still unsure exactly what the device will do, especially because of its rumored price tag of up to $300.

Video Games March 20, 2018

Atari Is Setting Its Eyes On Cryptocurrency With The Atari Token And Pong Token

Atari will make a bid on cryptocurrency with the launch of Atari Token and Pong Token. Rollout of the new Bitcoins remains unknown, but they are understood as the company’s entry to the digital entertainment and online casino platforms.

Business Tech February 16, 2018

Game Developers Conference Pulls Award From Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Over Sexual Allegations

Organizers of the Game Developers Conference have resigned the Pioneer Award that was to be given to Nolan Bushnell. The decision came following irate Twitter users who brought Bushnell’s improper workplace behavior back into the fore.

Video Games February 1, 2018

The Ataribox Will Cost Up To $300, And That Could Be A Big Problem For Atari

Atari has revealed more information about the Ataribox, the mysterious console unveiled at this year's E3. The device will have a price tag of up to $299, which will have it compete with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Video Games September 27, 2017

Atari Sues Nestlé For Blatantly Copying Its ‘Breakout’ Game In Kitkat Ad

Atari filed a lawsuit against Nestlé for its ‘Breakout’ clone in a 2016 KitKat commercial aired in the UK. Nestlé said it will defend itself.

Business Tech August 19, 2017

Atari Unveils A Hat With Speakers, Aptly Calls It 'Speakerhat'

Atari has formally unveiled the Speakerhat, which is something one certainly doesn’t see every day. Atari has made no mention of pricing and availability yet, although it’s currently looking for beta testers.

Wearable Tech July 21, 2017

Is The Ataribox Too Confusing? You Might Want To Check Out The Atari Flashback 8 Gold

Gamers looking forward to Atari's new console, the Ataribox, might want to consider AtGames's upcoming Atari Flashback 8 Gold. While details on the Ataribox have so far been confusing, the Atari Flashback 8 Gold is ready to launch in September.

Video Games July 18, 2017

We've Got Our First Look At Atari's New Console And It's Weird

We've finally got our first look at Atari's newest video game console, the Ataribox. The upcoming retro console will play both classic and modern games.

Video Games July 17, 2017

After Two Decades, Atari Is Making A Comeback With A New Game Console

Before their fall, Atari was synonymous with video games. Now, more than two decades later, the company is making a comeback.

Video Games June 18, 2017

Namco Founder And Father Of 'Pac-Man' Masaya Nakamura Passes Away At 91 Years Old

Namco announced that Masaya Nakamura, Namco's founder, died last Jan. 22. The mogul is considered one of the key players that contributed to the development of the Japanese video game industry.

Video Games January 31, 2017

'RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic' For Android And iOS Now Available At $6: Hundreds Of Rides, 95 Scenarios, And More

The Atari video game is now available on Android and iOS devices. 'RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic' can be downloaded for $6 from Apple Store and Google Play Store.

Apps/Software December 25, 2016

Modal VR: Atari Cofounder Nolan Bushnell Enters VR Space With New Startup

Atari cofounder Nolan Bushnell launched a new virtual reality startup with Jason Crawford called Modal VR, with Crawford acting as chief executive. The platform features support for multiple users simultaneously and is aimed at businesses.

Wearable Tech October 13, 2016

Atari Is No Longer Just About Video Games, Enters Internet Of Things Industry

Atari has unveiled a partnership with Internet of Things company Sigfox to enter the smart products business. The developments of new Atari-branded smart products will start within the year.

Smart Home June 1, 2016

Atari Founder Partners Up With Spil Games To Enter Mobile Gaming Scene

Nolan Bushnell of Atari returns to the mobile gaming scene after 40 years. His collaboration with Dutch developer and publisher, Spil Games should see three mobile games debuting in 2017, followed by more for the rest of that year.

Business Tech April 30, 2016

A Look At Video Game History: ‘The Art Of Atari’ Due For October Release

The 'Art of Atari' chronicles a 40-year history in the video game industry through unique illustrations Atari has come to be known for. It will be available in October for old and new fans alike to enjoy.

Movies/TV Shows April 12, 2016

Steam Adds 100 Classic Atari Games To Play On Your PC

Welcome to Steam's Atari Vault, a collection of 100 classic games from the '70s and '80s that will make you feel like you're back in the arcade, minus the arcade boxes.

Geek March 25, 2016

'Atari Vault' Brings Over 100 Classic Video Games To PC

Say hello to even more 'Asteroids' in your future.

Geek January 22, 2016

Atari Delays ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon World’ To Early 2016 After First Beta

'RollerCoaster Tycoon World' gets its original Dec. 10 release date pushed back to 2016. The good news is that Nvizzio will be adding in a ton of improved features to the game.

Video Games November 15, 2015

Unearthed Atari Games in New Mexico Landfill Go For Over $100,000 In Auction

Unearthed Atari gaming system cartridges that were the subject of the documentary Atari: Game Over sold for over $100,000 in auctions, with most of the proceeds going back to the city where the cartridges were found.

Video Games August 31, 2015

Atari 2600 Arcade Shooter Cartridge Resurfaces From 1984: Here's How You Can Play The Game

A playable version of Xevious for Atari 2600 will make its grand debut at California Extreme, courtesy of the Digital Game Museum. You can try your hand at it during the celebration this weekend.

Geek July 15, 2015

Dynamite Entertainment To Publish Atari Comics

Dynamite Entertainment and Atari recently reached a publishing deal, allowing Dynamite to publish a series of original Atari-related comic books as well as re-publish older titles such as 'Atari Force.'

Movies/TV Shows July 6, 2015

Bing Wants You To Know It's Got A Cool Side With Bing 'Pong'

Play 'Pong' from your browser with Bing - because Microsoft is a cool company and wants you to know it!

Internet Culture July 3, 2015

E3 2015: The Videogame History Museum Brings The Evolution Of The Industry To The Show Floor

E3’s best display was a blast from the past as The Videogame History Museum took attendees on a tour through the industry’s golden age.

Geek June 18, 2015

Reboot This: Atari's 'Primal Rage'

Inspired by 'Mortal Kombat's' bloody battles, the dinosaur fighting game 'Primal Rage' would prove to be every bit as entertaining at the game it tried to emulate.

Geek February 27, 2015

Google AI Learns To Play Atari Video Games: here's How They Did It

Google's artificial intelligence (AI) learns to play classic Atari video games and outperforms humans in some of the games. The Google AI gamer underperformed in some games like Pac-Man.

February 26, 2015

Google Artificial Intelligence Masters Video Games

Computers are now able to play classic video games at least as well as the best human players. What could this mean for the future of artificial intelligence?

February 25, 2015

Flop Atari 2600 ET cartridges now fetching price of gold at eBay auction: Why?

“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” cartridges unearthed from the legendary Atari dump are selling for more than $600 on eBay, far more than their selling price back in the day.

Video Games November 8, 2014

Excavated Atari game cartridges for sale at eBay, auction prices starting at $50

After the city of Alamogordo unearthed hundreds of Atari games dumped by the company in 1983, the city is now selling many of the games on eBay and is releasing a documentary about the excavation. But you may want to hold off on bidding.

Video Games November 5, 2014

'Atari: Game Over' excavation documentary is coming to Xbox Nov. 20

Earlier this year, a documentary crew dug up a landfill full of Atari game cartridges thought to be the stuff of urban legend. Now an upcoming documentary takes you behind the scenes of the dig.

Geek November 3, 2014

RollerCoaster Tycoon World PC version arriving early 2015

After more than 10 years away from PCs, a desktop version of the RollerCoaster Tycoon series will be released in early 2014. Developer Pipeworks promises RollerCoaster Tycoon World players will enjoy the game for a flat price, disavowing microtransactions.

Video Games August 15, 2014

Atari's 'Pridefest' will allow gamers to plan their own virtual gay pride parades

Atari is looking to attract the LGBT gamer community with its upcoming social game 'Pridefest,' a gay pride parade simulator. Expect more information soon.

Geek July 17, 2014

Atari, Denny's serve old video games and fast food

Atari teams up with Denny's to release three remixed version of popular classic games Centipede, Asteroids and Breakout. The games are available as a free download from Apple App store and Google Play store.

Business Tech July 9, 2014

700 of failed 'E.T.' Atari games found in New Mexico will be sold: Report

The Alamogordo City Commission will put up 700 of the 1,300 unearthed Atari games up for sale. The games are part of a 30-year-old urban legend.

Video Games June 2, 2014

Documentary filmmakers find 'E.T.' Atari cartridges in New Mexico: Why this is a big find

What used to be the stuff of gaming legends has come true. A film crew finds a huge pit filled with “E.T.” games and a heap of other Atari video games from the 1980s.

Video Games April 28, 2014

Xbox documentary series to kick off with Atari E.T. burial

Xbox Entertainment Studios will produce new documentary series on technological events that will be aired exclusively on Xbox Live.

Video Games December 22, 2013

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