Atari

  • The History Of Gaming: An Evolving Community Crunch Network

    The History Of Gaming: An Evolving Community

    Since its commercial birth in the 1950s as a technological oddity at a science fair, gaming has blossomed into one of the most profitable entertainment industries in the world. The mobile technology boom in recent years has revolutionized the industry and opened the doors to a new generation of gamers. Indeed, gaming has become so integrated with modern popular culture that now even grandmas… Read More

  • The Atari GUI OS Brings Point And Click Goodness To An Old Platform

    The Atari GUI OS Brings Point And Click Goodness To An Old Platform

    If you were born in the 1970s and early 1980s I need you to summon your 10-year-old self to the computer. Go ahead. I’ll wait. All here? Cool. Welcome to the future. So hey guys I know you have some River Raid to play today but I need to show you something cool. So check this out. Go ahead. Move that mouse thing next to the computer. Oh, you guys back there have to use the rectangle on… Read More

  • RetroPie 3 Lets You Play Old Games On Your New Pi

    RetroPie 3 Lets You Play Old Games On Your New Pi

    The RetroPie project has always been one of the best things about the Raspberry Pi. This software suite turns your tiny, single-board computer into a retro gaming engine and has powered such exciting projects as the CupCade. RetroPie includes all of the emulators necessary to play anything from the Atari 2600 to the Game Boy Advance. The new version, 3.0, is available for download here it… Read More

  • StartSLC Kicks Off To Support A Burgeoning Utah Tech Culture

    StartSLC Kicks Off To Support A Burgeoning Utah Tech Culture

    A crowd of tech enthusiasts sat warm inside the grand hall of an old train station this last Saturday night, on the west end of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. They braved the otherwise chilly evening, the traffic and eschewed several other events like the star-studded Sundance to hear the next startup pitch at the state’s biggest ever technology event, StartSLC. An estimated 4,000… Read More

  • The Next Generation Of Atari

    The Next Generation Of Atari

    Atari is back. Again. After the crash of Nolan Bushnell’s empire in the early ’80s, several ventures attempted to resurrect the iconic brand. Atari Interactive is the latest, emerging from chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year, and is now ready to make a splash in the mobile market with a renewed focus in established verticals. Read More

  • Build A Company That Attracts The Next Steve Jobs

    Editor’s note: Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 45-city community in 20-countries, uniting the global startup world together through educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. On Steve Jobs’ first day at Atari in 1973, he walked into the founder/CEO Nolan Bushnell’s office unannounced. “I think you have a really awesome company. I think… Read More

  • Google Commemorates The 37th Anniversary Of Atari’s Breakout With Image Search Easter Egg

    Google Commemorates The 37th Anniversary Of Atari’s Breakout With Image Search Easter Egg

    If you’re an old-school gaming nerd, then you might remember a little game released by Atari called Breakout. The idea was simple, just hit a ball around and break things. Don’t let the ball get past you, or you lose. Read More

  • Atari Inc. Files For Ch. 11 To Separate From Troubled French Parent, And Sell Or Restructure Famous Gaming Assets

    Atari Inc. Files For Ch. 11 To Separate From Troubled French Parent, And Sell Or Restructure Famous Gaming Assets

    Atari — the iconic company and that helped spearhead the videogames industry 40 years ago with titles like Pong, Asteroids and Centipede, as well as consoles to evolve the consumer electronics field — has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to “separate from the structural financial encumbrances” of its French parent, Atari S.A., and to seek… Read More

  • Atari Revamps Breakout For Zynga Mobile Tie-Up: Launches Super Bunny Breakout iOS App, Android Next

    Atari Revamps Breakout For Zynga Mobile Tie-Up: Launches Super Bunny Breakout iOS App, Android Next

    Zynga and Atari have launched their first game together, under the Zynga Mobile Partner Program — announced this summer. The program allows third party companies to tap into Zynga’s network, while helping Zynga beef up its mobile gaming ecosystem as it looks to grow its non-Facebook business. Back in June Zynga reported having 22 million daily active users on mobile. Read More

  • Lunar Lander In HTML5: Atari Teams Up With Microsoft To Bring 8 Classic Games To The Browser

    Lunar Lander In HTML5: Atari Teams Up With Microsoft To Bring 8 Classic Games To The Browser

    Atari is turning 40 this year and with the help of Microsoft and the HTML5 specialists at gskinner.com, it is now bringing eight of its most popular classic games to the browser. The games are optimized for Internet Explorer 10 and touch controls, but also work well on any other modern browser. To do so, as Microsoft’s general manager for Internet Explorer Ryan Gavin told me… Read More

  • Atari Is 40 Years Old And I Still Can’t Beat The Dragon In Adventure

    Atari Is 40 Years Old And I Still Can’t Beat The Dragon In Adventure

    It was 40 years ago yesterday that Atari’s Nolan Bushnell taught the world to play. Bushnell, an engineer and game programmer, built and sold Atari in the late 1970s, ushering in the era of the video game and changing the way kids spent nice summer days. Atari is 40 years old this month and there have been a number of interviews and encomiums with Bushnell. Bushnell installed his first… Read More

  • Atari Looks To Reinvent Itself As A Mobile Games Company; Hires Former iWON/Marvel Exec As EVP

    Atari Looks To Reinvent Itself As A Mobile Games Company; Hires Former iWON/Marvel Exec As EVP

    Founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, Atari played a central role in the early history of video games, going on to create what are still some of the most recognizable arcade games on the planet, like Centipede, Breakout and Pong, to name a few. Not to mention the fact that its joystick-controlled Atari 2600 console was pretty much synonymous with “video games” in… Read More

  • Atari’s New iPad Joystick Meant For Budget Gamers?

    Atari’s New iPad Joystick Meant For Budget Gamers?

    ThinkGeek’s iCade certainly has a sense of visual flair going for it, but discerning iPad gamers who could do without the retro throwback may soon have another choice. The existence of the Atari Arcade Duo-Powered Joystick was recently confirmed in the Atari Greatest Hits app’s changelog, hopefully meaning it will make its official debut soon. Read More

  • For The Geek Who Has Everything: A Gold-Plated Atari 2600

    For The Geek Who Has Everything: A Gold-Plated Atari 2600

    One thing most 30-something people in tech have in common is video gaming nostalgia. Generation X (and Generation i) can go on for hours discussing the merits of our favorite Nintendo games, our programming experience in school, and of course our beloved Ataris. Sure there were C64s and Amigas and such, but Atari’s 2600 and its successors were truly groundbreaking in the gaming… Read More

  • Mr. Atari Wants To Bring The Video Arcade Into The Classroom (TCTV)

    Mr. Atari Wants To Bring The Video Arcade Into The Classroom (TCTV)

    Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari and Chuck E Cheese, wants to bring the video arcade into the classroom. His latest startup is called Speed To Learn, and very little is known about it. But he was just on a panel I moderated at the Venture Capital in Education Summit in New York City, where he revealed a little more of his game plan. I caught him on video after the panel (watch… Read More

  • An Atari 810 Disk Drive For MicroSD – Built To Scale

    This is the twee-est disk drive I’ve ever seen! Those of you who are old enough will remember the Atari 400 and 800 systems, with their separate disk drive, the 810. This Rossum character has put together a working replica of the 810 that takes MicroSD cards – at about a hundredth the size. Read More

  • Available Now: An Atari 400 Keyboard For Your Modern Computer

    Ah, the 80s, an era of unparalleled aesthetics and design savvy. Take this Atari 400 keyboard, for example. What kid wouldn’t want a keyboard in orange, brown, and tan complete with oddly shaped chiclet keys and no concern for ergonomics. This homage costs $149 and is made by Japanese company Niyari. Read More

  • The Atari ST Could Have Run Unix

    In a longish post over at Dadhacker, Landon Dyer tells us the story, in florid language, of the moment that the Atari ST very nearly ran Unix. Not Linux, mind you, but real, AT&T Unix. The license at that time cost $10 per seat, which would have allowed Atari to sell a version of Unix to the general public and, if you extrapolate out a bit, would have made it a dominant end-user platform… Read More

  • Atari's "Missile Command" Live-Action Film is Moving Forward

    In February last year, we blogged about Atari’s plans to sell the movie rights to retro action classic Missile Command, and today Variety is reporting it actually happened. And not only that: Missile Command now also has an executive producer, a person called Jim Wilson (who became Atari’s CEO just last week). Read More

  • Hackable Atari Controller For Your MAME Pleasure

    While I wouldn’t say that the Atari controller is particularly ergonomic, it’s a classic of the form and brings back all sorts of happy, fuzzy memories. This $25 controller connects to a Mac or PC via USB and supports all major game emulators including Stella and MAME. You can even pop it open and hack in two new buttons, just in case. Read More

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