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Tron: Legacy HD Trailer and Details Emerge
July 28, 2009
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Tron: Legacy HD Trailer and Details EmergeAt last weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, more information was revealed about the upcoming sequel to the 1982 film Tron. The new film, titled Tron: Legacy, is set to be released in 2010. Tron: Legacy will feature Jeff Bridges reprising his role as Kevin Flynn and will be presented in Disney Digital 3-D and IMAX 3D. A high-resolution teaser trailer (previously shown at last year's Comic-Con but never released) is now available--make sure to click the "HD" icon to view a higher-resolution version of the trailer. For the best quality, you can download the trailer directly here. As if the teaser trailer wasn't enough, a recreation of Flynn's Arcade was created for the event, complete with a playable Space Paranoids arcade game seen in the original movie. Even better, a hidden room in Flynn's Arcade contained a full-size model of the new light cycle to be seen in the film. You can view a gallery of pictures from Flynn's Arcade here.

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Atari 1200XL vs. Dell Inspiron 1525
July 22, 2009
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Atari 1200XL vs. Dell Inspiron 1525Bill Kendrick of New Breed Software has put together a page comparing the Atari 1200XL (released in 1982) to a modern day Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. While obviously such a comparison is tongue-in-cheek, it's still interesting to see the physical and internal comparisons, complete with a variety of pictures. A specifications chart is also included, and you'll note that the 1200XL has some features the Dell is missing (such as NTSC output, a cartridge port, and two joystick ports). Some basic peripherals (such as mice and drawing tablets) are also compared for completeness' sake. You can view the full comparison here and discuss it with other Atari 8-bit computer fans in our Atari 8-bit forum.

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2600 Mega Man Demo and Source Code Released
July 14, 2009
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2600 Mega Man Demo and Source Code ReleasedTwo years ago, a Mega Man 2600 demo was commissioned by the organizers of the "I Am 8-bit" art gallery, held in Los Angeles on May 12th, 2007. Several Atari 2600 homebrew developers (Jon M. Gibson, David Galloway, Tommy Montgomery, Fred Quimby, Chris Walton, and Bob Montgomery) developed the demo on a tight deadline using assembly code and batari Basic. The result was an impressive Mega Man demo featuring four stages and a boss battle at the end. This demo has now been released so you can try it in your favorite Atari 2600 emulator. David Galloway has also started a Making of Mega Man 2600 thread in our batari Basic programming forum if you'd like additional insight as to how this demo was created (including the complete source code). Before you ask, there are no plans on making a complete Mega Man 2600 game at this time.

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Huge 7800 Source Code Release
July 10, 2009
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Huge 7800 Source Code ReleaseThanks go out to Curt Vendel of the Atari Museum, who has posted the source code to several Atari 7800 games. These games were rescued by Curt from Atari ST format diskettes that were thrown out behind 1196 Borregas Avenue (Atari's corporate headquarters at the time) when Atari closed up in 1996. You can browse the source code that's been posted over on the 7800 Games and Development page on AtariMuseum.com. There have been many great 7800 homebrew releases in the past few years, and having source code of this nature will only further help homebrew efforts along. For more information about the 7800, there is a wealth of great information about the system (technical and otherwise) at the Atari Museum's in-depth Atari 7800 Pro System section.

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Retrogaming Times Monthly Issue #62
July 10, 2009
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Retrogaming Times Monthly Issue #62A new issue of Retrogaming Times Monthly is now online. This is another huge issue, possibly the largest edition of Retrogaming Times Monthly yet. The July 2009 issue (#62) features:
  • Moonwalking Into Heaven
  • Movie's With A Byte: The Wizard
  • Lunch With Tim McVey
  • RTM IShow Report: Funspot XI
  • On Parallel Universe Theory And The Art Of Cornering
  • RTM Idiocy: Blissful Ignorance And Dangerous Knowledge (Act 2)
  • NES'cade - Gun.Smoke
  • Apple II Incider - California Games
  • Squaring Off: Demon Attack
  • Atari Playfield - Michtron
  • The Thrill Of Defeat: Hurting The Ones We Love & Making Up For It
  • A Next-Gen Blast From The Past
  • Old Wine In New Bottles: Capcom Classic Collection Volume 1
  • Videological Dig - Moonwalker
  • Video Game Confessions - Jungle Hunt (Comic)
You can read these articles and more inside the Retrogaming Times Monthly, now running 142 months in a row! You can also browse their archives to catch up on past issues.

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Last Issue of 2600 Connection - #100
July 8, 2009
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Last Issue of 2600 Connection - #100Issue #100 of the 2600 Connection is now available. This special color edition is also the final issue of a periodical that was first published almost 20 years ago. Articles in the July/August issue include:
  • Farewell from the editor
  • An interview with programmer Larry Martin
  • Prehistoric Times – game review
  • Solution to Actionauts
  • Solution to The Last Ninja
  • Status of Mean Santa – new game for the 2600
  • 100th Issue Prize Drawing - results
  • Letters
  • News & Notes
  • Classified Ads
The 2600 Connection is a printed newsletter published bimonthly. To learn how to purchase this issue or buy back issues, please visit the 2600 Connection website.

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Universal to Produce 'Asteroids' Movie
July 8, 2009
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Universal to Produce 'Asteroids' MovieThe Hollywood Reporter recently reported that Universal Pictures has won the four-studio bidding war to produce a movie based on the classic Atari arcade game Asteroids. The script will be written by Matthew Lopez (Race to Witch Mountain) and the film is to be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra). The Asteroid arcade game was a big hit for Atari, and versions of the game (official and otherwise) found their way to just about every classic video game console and computer. Wired.com managed to get their hands on a rough draft of the screenplay, if you don't mind a few spoilers. No word yet if the movie will be filmed in black and white vector graphics.

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Good Deal Games - Homebrew Heaven
July 6, 2009
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Good Deal Games - Homebrew HeavenOur friends at Good Deal Games have recently relaunched their online store, giving it a new emphasis on homebrew games. Their "Homebrew Heaven" specialized store deals mostly with homebrew releases for a wide variety of classic gaming systems, stocking over 200 unique homebrew projects from authors around the world. Good Deal Games is also now stocking AtariAge homebrew titles, as well as a plethora of reproduction titles for the 2600, 5200 and 7800. If you enjoy playing original homebrew games for classic gaming systems, then you'll want to check out Homebrew Heaven!

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Stella 2.8 Released
June 11, 2009
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Stella 2.8 ReleasedThe multi-platform Atari 2600 emulator Stella has just been updated to version 2.8. This new release contains some significant new features, including:
  • Added CRT simulation effects as described in the AtariAge posting CRT emulation for Stella.
  • Adding editing of extended RAM in the debugger RAM UI.
  • All ROMs which include SC extended RAM will now have memory erased if you attempt to read from the write port.
  • Patching of ROM for bankswitch types 0840, SB, UA and X07 is now implemented, but hasn't been extensively tested.
  • Visual improvements to the CPU register UI in the debugger.
  • Tweaked paddle control so that all positions are reachable in game 4 of Activision Casino in both NTSC and PAL versions.
  • SuperCharger/AR ROMs now start with a random value in the CPU accumulator.
  • Auto-detection for '3F' bankswitching improved; several ROMs previously detected as 'F8' now work correctly.
The above is not an exhaustive list by any means--please see this thread in our Emulation Forum for complete details. To download this new version of Stella for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, please visit the Stella home page.

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Retrogaming Times Monthly #61
June 11, 2009
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Retrogaming Times Monthly #61A new issue of Retrogaming Times Monthly is now available for your viewing. June's issue (#61) brings even more new authors, making this issue perhaps the largest ever. Features in this month's Retrogaming Times Monthly include:
  • Laughing Pixels (Tom Zjaba's VG comics)
  • High Score Monthly (NEW)
  • Lunch with Paul Zimmerman
  • RTM Idiocy - Blissful Ignorance and Dangerous Knowlege
  • Apple ][ Incider - Computer Baseball (revisited)
  • The Thrill Of Defeat - ZX81 Games that Mostly Rock
  • Videological Dig - The Doom phenomenon
  • NES'Cade - Arkanoid
  • CCAG 2009 Show Report - from Cleveland Ohio
  • Who Am I - Name the classic programmer
  • How Phantasy Star II Taught Me to Spell
  • How I discovered THE SECRET of Missile Command
One notable aspect of this month's issue is the "High Score Monthly!" contest. This feature will become a regular entry where Retrogaming Times Monthly will offer either free admission to an upcoming classic gaming event or a free homebrew cartridge from the AtariAge Store! This month's prize is free admission to the upcoming Video Game Summit.

You can read these articles and more inside the Retrogaming Times Monthly, now running 141 months in a row! You can also browse their archives to catch up on past issues.One notable aspect of this month's issue is the "High Score Monthly!" contest. This feature will become a regular entry where Retrogaming Times Monthly will offer either free admission to an upcoming classic gaming event or a free homebrew cartridge from the AtariAge Store! This month's prize is free admission to the upcoming Video Game Summit.

You can read these articles and more inside the Retrogaming Times Monthly, now running 141 months in a row! You can also browse their archives to catch up on past issues.

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Atari SAP Music Archive 3.3 Released
June 5, 2009
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Atari SAP Music Archive 3.3 ReleasedIt's been 21 months since the last release, but the Atari SAP Music Archive (ASMA) is finally back with a new update, containing 308 new tunes. The archive now consists of 2843 songs, totaling 4 days, 22 hours, 10 minutes and 54.5 seconds of playing time. The Atari SAP Music Archive contains the best tunes from Atari 8-bit computers in a format that can be reproduced perfectly by various SAP players. You can get the latest collection of music (Version 3.3) as well as players for a variety of platforms at the Atari SAP Music Archive.

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Classic Video Gamer Magazine Premier Issue
May 26, 2009
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Classic Video Gamer Magazine Premier IssueA new classic video game magazine has arrived on the scene, Classic Video Gamer Magazine (Classic VGM). ClassicVGM covers all retro console systems, from the Atari 2600 to the Sega Dreamcast (and everything in between). The first issue contains great content regarding batari Basic, a report on the Midwest Gaming Classic, The Playstation Underground, various reviews of classic games, and other game related topics we all love to discuss. AtariAge user triverse has posted a review of Classic Video Gamer Magazine's first issue. You can learn more about ClassicVGM by visiting their website at www.classicvgm.com, where you can purchase a digital copy of the first issue for $1.95, or pre-order the full-color, printed release of the magazine coming soon! A PDF sample of the cover and several interior pages is also available at the ClassicVGM site.

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Video Game Trader AtariAge Discount
May 14, 2009
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Video Game Trader AtariAge DiscountVideo Game Trader Magazine has put together a special deal for AtariAge visitors! Through May 31st, you can subscribe to Video Game Trader, beginning with Issue #13, for only $9.99 a year (for US customers--international subscriptions are also discounted). That’s only $1.66 per issue, and represents a $15 savings over the normal subscription price. As a special bonus, not only will you get the $9.99 price for the first year, but for as long as your keep renewing your subscription, it will continue to cost you only $9.99 (versus the normal $19.99 renewal price). You can only get this special subscription deal by following this link for AtariAge visitors. Again, this deal is only good through the end of May!

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Retrogaming Times Monthly #60 Published
May 5, 2009
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Retrogaming Times Monthly #60 PublishedThe May 2009 issue of Retrogaming Times Monthly has been published. This month's issue (#60) has some new authors, new columns and ten articles:
  • Laughing Pixels (Tom Zjaba's VG comics)
  • RTM Idiocy - The Misadventures Of PIGBEAR
  • Apple ][ Incider - GBA Championship Basketball (Apple IIGS Version)
  • The Thrill Of Defeat - Pleasure & Punishment On The Unexpanded Timex Sinclair 1000
  • Videological Dig - 1983 Atarisoft Radio Commercial
  • Gaming Studies With The Tomy Tutor: Car-Azy Racer
  • Game Reviews Go On The Air
  • Phoenix Is My Game! What Is Your Game?
  • Creating Atari 2600 Games With Batari BASIC
You can read these articles and more inside the Retrogaming Times Monthly, now running 140 months in a row! You can also browse their archives to catch up on past issues.

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Mad Bodies for Atari Jaguar Released
May 4, 2009
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Mad Bodies for Atari Jaguar Released3D Stooges Software today announced the release of its long-awaited video game cartridge for the Atari Jaguar interactive multimedia system, Mad Bodies. The game features a unique style that fuses classic Breakout-style game play with shooter mechanics for a video game experience like no other. Developed by FORCE Design, Mad Bodies puts the player in the midst of the Dark Knight Games tournament hosted by Dave Vapourware. The battle takes place over 10 stages, and with an arsenal of multiple weapons and power-ups, the player fights to take out The Graphics Man and prevent his ultimate rule of the universe.

Mad Bodies features include:
  • 10 stages of non-stop, world batting/shooting action
  • Multiple power-ups and weapons
  • Graphical special effects including morphing, scaling and screen quake
  • Stereo soundtrack
  • Unique sound samples and digital speech
For more information or to purchase your copy for $80 plus shipping, go to www.madbodies.com.

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2600 Connection May/June 2009
May 3, 2009
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2600 Connection May/June 2009The May/June 2009 issue of 2600 Connection newsletter is now available. Features in this latest issue (#99) include:
  • Celebrity Endorsed 2600
  • CGE 2K DVD Set Review
  • Just Like The Real Arcade Game – Tapper, Space Invaders
  • Rare Ware – Video Jogger / Video Reflex
  • Fathom (2600) Map – Tips & Strategy
  • Letters
  • News & Notes
  • Classified Ads
The 2600 Connection is a printed newsletter published bimonthly. To learn how to purchase this issue or buy a subscription, please visit the 2600 Connection website.

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Retrogaming Times Monthly #59
April 17, 2009
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Retrogaming Times Monthly #59The April 2009 issue of Retrogaming Times Monthly has been published. In this month's issue (#59), you can find the following articles:
  • Show Report: The Midwest Gaming Classic
  • Show Report: My First Atari Party
  • RTM Idiocy Part 4
  • Apple II Incider - Jeopardy
  • The Thrill Of Defeat: More 2K Timex Sinclair Reviews
  • Videological Dig: 1973 Odyssey Commercial
  • Cart Talk Comic Strip
You can read these articles and more inside the Retrogaming Times Monthly, now running 139 months in a row! You can also browse their archives to catch up on past issues.

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How to Make an Atari Game
April 14, 2009
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How to Make an Atari GameIf you've been following AtariAge for any length of time, you know that many new Atari 2600 games have been created in the last decade. Have you ever wanted to see if you have what it takes to write your own 2600 game? AtariAge user MayDay has written up an article over on Instructables.com on How to Make an Atari Game. In this article you'll get a nice overview of how to get started, with plenty of helpful links to point you at the appropriate knowledge, resources and tools you'll need. Atari 2600 programming is not for the faint of heart, and the better prepared you are before you dive in, the more likely you'll be to complete a project rather than become overwhelmed. You can read the full article here and discuss it in our Atari 2600 Programming forum.

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Starpath Prototypes Discovered in Dallas
April 13, 2009
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Starpath Prototypes Discovered in DallasFifteen Starpath cassettes were discovered in Dallas, Texas last week, along with three Supercharger units. The Supercharger was in add-on module that expanded the RAM of the 2600 from 128 bytes to 6,272 bytes. This module, which connected to a cassette player to load games from tape, added high-resolution graphics and larger games for eager players. Many of the tapes in this discovery have already been dumped. One of them is Excalibur version 36, another is a very early work-in-progress of Labyrinth whose third maze can be completed. Of the others, there is an earlier version of Excalibur with no number. There are also versions of Communist Mutants from Space and Suicide Mission that, so far, appear mostly complete. The earliest versions of Excalibur and the Labyrinth tapes in this set both have second loads to them, however, it is unknown at this time if those loads are previews or if they contain additional levels from their respective games. All of the games dumped thus far have been NTSC.

Several AtariAge forum members are digging into these prototypes to see what's new (actually, it's "what's old" in this case), so stay tuned! You can read about the original discovery of these games here and can download all the binaries and keep up on the latest updates in our Prototypes Forum.

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Atari 7800 Jr. Pac-Man Prototype Released
April 1, 2009
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Atari 7800 Jr. Pac-Man Prototype ReleasedSeveral weeks ago a new user to our forum (FrauBlucha) posted that he had discovered a box of Atari 7800 games in his attic. Among these games turned out to be an apparently unreleased Atari 7800 game, Jr. Pac-Man. FrauBlucha ultimately sent us this one-of-a-kind prototype and we dumped the binary and sent it to him. This morning FrauBlucha decided to share Jr. Pac-Man with the classic gaming community, and he posted the binary to thread he previously started. This unreleased prototype appears to be fairly complete and is quite playable, comparing favorably to the arcade. The main difference we've been able to discern is that the arcade intermissions are missing. Other than that it seems to be fairly far along and polished.

To learn more about the discovery of Jr. Pac-Man, you can read this thread over in our Atari 7800 forum. The specific post with the binary of the game is here. If you don't already have one, you'll also need an Atari 7800 emulator such as the excellent ProSystem Emulator and MESS for Windows and MacMESS for Mac OS X. Enjoy!

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