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2600 Connection Issue #93 Now Available
April 24, 2008
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2600 Connection Issue #93 Now AvailableA new issue of the 2600 Connection newsletter is now available. Articles in the May/June 2008 Issue (#93) include:
  • Interview with Bruce de Graaf
  • Toyshop Trouble Easter Egg
  • Spotlight on Homebrews – Gingerbread Man, Stella's Stocking
  • Rare Ware – Hot Shot Multicart
  • Blue Print Prototype Review
  • 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 #47 Published
April 24, 2008
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Retrogaming Times Monthly #47 PublishedThe April 2008 issue of Retrogaming Times Monthly is now online. Highlights from Issue #47 include:
  • Apple ][ Incider - Space the Final Frontier
  • Many Faces of Robin Hood
  • Mastering Sega - Emulators
  • Game Archeologist
You can find all these and more inside this month's Retrogaming Times Monthly, which has now been running for 127 months in a row. If you've missed any back issues, you can also look through their complete archives to get all caught up.

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Sirius, Plutos, and Rampart 7800 Prototypes Released!
April 1, 2008
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Sirius, Plutos, and Rampart 7800 Prototypes Released!Thanks to a discovery by Curt Vendel of AtariMuseum.com and the hard work of 7800 enthusiasts Robert DeCrescenzo, Mitchell Orman, and Eckhard Stolberg, three long-lost Atari 7800 prototypes have been released today! These games are Sirius, Plutos, and Rampart. Plutos and Sirius are shooters both developed by Tynesoft--Plutos is a vertically oriented shooter and Sirius a horizontally oriented shooter. Both of these games appear to be just about complete, with the only obvious omission being an ending when you complete the games. Rampart is a port of the popular Atari arcade game of the same name. Unfortunately Rampart is an early work in progress, but still interesting nonetheless.

It's a shame that these three games were never released as they would have made great additions to the 7800 library. This is especially true of Plutos and Sirius, which were obviously close to completion! You can read detailed reviews of each of these games over at Matt Reichert's AtariProtos.com:You can download the binaries for these games by following these links: Sirius, Plutos, and Rampart. To discuss these prototypes with other AtariAge members, please visit our Atari 7800 Forum.

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World of Warcraft Announced for Atari 2600
April 1, 2008
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World of Warcraft Announced for Atari 2600Blizzard Entertainment today announced its return to console gaming with the introduction of World of Warcraft: The Molten Core for the Atari 2600, a spinoff of the 40-person raid dungeon from the excessively popular World of Warcraft MMORPG. World of Warcraft: The Molten Core will include single and multiplayer versions, support nine character classes, a full-featured voice-chat system, and a fully-customizable user interface. Available first for the Atari 2600, plans for additional console systems will be announced in the near future. You can read Blizzard's complete press release, as well as a trailer video, concept art and screenshots at the Molten Core web site. You can discuss this breakthrough release for the 2600 in our Atari 2600 Forum.

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Stella Version 2.5 Released
March 29, 2008
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Stella Version 2.5 ReleasedVersion 2.5 of the popular and cross-platform Atari 2600 emulator Stella has been released. This new update of Stella contains many enhancements and bug fixes, and is a must download if you're using your computer to play Atari 2600 games (or would like to!) Visit the Stella home page to download the latest version for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. For a complete (and lengthy!) list of what's changed in this new version, as well as to discuss this update and interact directly with the developers, please visit our Emulation Forum.

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Video Game Trader Magazine #3
March 12, 2008
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Video Game Trader Magazine #3The third issue of Video Game Trader Magazine is now available for downloading. Video Game Trader is a relatively new publication that strives to have an up-to-date price guide for many classic gaming systems (with plans to add the Atari 2600 in their next issue). The theme in this latest issue is the TurboGrafix-16, with several TurboGrafx articles featured. Contents of this issue include:
  • NEC, The Hudson Bee and TurboGrafx-16: From Japan to the US, a TurboCharged Competition
  • TurboGrafix-16 System and Compatibility Guide
  • Homewbrew Reviews (Elevators Amiss and Oystron for the 2600)
  • What Wii Play
  • Classic Video Game Emulation
  • Tales of the Turbo: The Exotic Import to Sheboygan
  • NEC Flashback
  • Video Game Trader Price Guide
  • Classic Crossword Puzzle
Please visit VideoGameTrader.com to download this issue as well as the first two issues. The upcoming Issue #4 will feature the Atari 2600.

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AtariProtos.com Updates
March 12, 2008
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AtariProtos.com UpdatesMatt Reichert of AtariProtos.com has been hard at work adding new prototype reviews to his site. Here's a list of the latest reviews he's added in the last month:You can find all these reviews and more over at AtariProtos.com.

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Atarixlbox 5200/8-bit Emulator Updated
March 9, 2008
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Atarixlbox 5200/8-bit Emulator UpdatedAtariAge user Shannon has been working on an extensive update of the Atarixlbox 8-bit/5200 emulator for the Xbox game console. Some of Shannon's improvements include:
  • Updated core to 203. Fixed pokey sound issues, screenshots, and artifact mode. Zip file support.
  • Many 5200 enhancements including, Analog Support! Dual-stick-analog support makes games like Space Dungeon and Robotron much more enjoyable. Tweaks and Adjustments to make many 5200 games more playable. Currently working on Overlay support.
  • A revised, more friendly configuration screen making it easier to start and configure 5200 and 8-bit games. Includes Autodetect feature.
  • Many little bugs have been fixed. Playback/record and netplay enhanced to use keyboard and analog input.
  • Plus the latest x-port functionality such as rewinding a game in play and slowdown.
There's even an amazing Bounty Bob Strikes Back skin for the emulator, which you can view at YouTube. To learn all the details about what's been changed (the above list only touches the surface!), as well as to discuss Atarixlbox with Shannon and other AtariAge members, please drop by our Modern Gaming forum. Feel free to chip in and help with testing as well!

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2008 Texas Pinball Festival
March 9, 2008
Posted by Albert Submit News | Archives

2008 Texas Pinball FestivalThe 2008 Texas Pinball Festival is slated for March 14-16, 2008 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The Texas Pinball Festival is Texas' biggest pinball/gameroom show, featuring over 10,000 square feet of pure gameroom fun, all weekend long! You can expect over 150 pinball machines, classic video games, and other gameroom goodies set for free play for everyone to enjoy the entire weekend! The Texas Pinball Festival also features many vendors and collectors from the area bringing parts, supplies, gameroom memorabilia, pinball machines, slot machines, jukeboxes and classic video games for sale. Other highlights of the show include several tournaments for adults and children so you can show your pinball prowess, informative seminars, and a coin-op swap meet. Admission is $15 for a single day or $30 for a three day weekend pass (rates for children 5-12 are reduced, and ages 4 and under can enter free). You can learn more by visiting the official Texas Pinball Festival website.

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A History of Gaming Platforms: Atari 2600
March 8, 2008
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A History of Gaming Platforms: Atari 2600Gamasutra has posted a new book excerpt, this time on the Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS), as part of their "A History of Gaming Platforms" series. From the article:

Although not the first video game console and astonishingly primitive by today's standards, the Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS) became a fundamental part of Eighties culture and remains one of the most revered 8-bit gaming platforms ever designed. However, the explosive growth triggered by the 2600 led to The Great Videogame Crash of 1984, which toppled the industry and threatened the future of electronic gaming in America.

You can read the full article written by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton over at Gamasutra.

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2600 Connection March/April 2008 Published
March 8, 2008
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2600 Connection March/April 2008 PublishedA new issue of the 2600 Connection newsletter is now available. Articles in the March/April 2008 Issue (#92) include:
  • batari Basic: Creating your own Atari 2600 games
  • Atari Classic Evolved – PSP Review
  • Just Like The Real Arcade Game – Gorf & Wizard of Wor
  • How to Modify an Atari Joystick to USB
  • My Game Plan - 7 VCS Games
  • The Atari 2600 In The Movies
  • 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 - March 2008
March 8, 2008
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Retrogaming Times Monthly - March 2008Issue #46 of the Retrogaming Times Monthly is now online. Highlights from the March 2008 issue include:
  • NES'cade - Galaga
  • Apple ][ Incider - Silent Service
  • Many Faces of Keystone Kapers
  • Game Archeologist
  • Growing Up With Games: Part II
You can find all these and more inside this month's Retrogaming Times Monthly, which has now been running for 126 months in a row. We missed reporting on last month's issue (February 2008), which you can find here if you haven't read it yet.

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Atarigames.com Updated for 2008
February 2, 2008
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Atarigames.com Updated for 2008If you're a fan of Atari's old arcade games (and if you spent a significant portion of your youth in arcades, how could you not be?), you owe it to yourself to head on over to AtariGames.com and learn more about the "Unofficial" history of Atari Games. Atari Games was the division of Atari responsible for producing coin-op games for arcades, releasing one innovative hit after another. AtariGames.com is dedicated to preserving the history of Atari Games Corproation, where you'll find a wealth of internal Atari documentation, photo albums, movies, and more. AtariGames.com was previously known as Safestuff.com, featuring a wealth of information on unreleased Atari arcade games (this content has been copied over to the new site).

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Classic 80's Home Video Games Price Guide
January 14, 2008
Posted by Albert Submit News | Archives

Classic 80's Home Video Games Price GuideA new classic video game guide, Classic 80's Home Video Games, is soon to make its debut, and appears to be a must-have for avid classic gaming enthusiasts. The book features 400 full-color pages covering classic gaming systems from 1977-1984, with over 2,000 color photographs, as well as a price guide for consoles, cartridges and more. The guide is authored by 15 year veteran video game collector Jason W. Brassard and 10 year price guide author Robert P. Wicker. More details from the publisher:

The early 80s was a pioneering time for home video games. Consoles from Atari, Mattel, Coleco, and others dominated many American living rooms. This guide takes an in-depth look at the classic consoles, games, accessories, and related merchandise manufactured between the introduction of the Atari VCS in 1977 and the great video game crash of 1984. The great consoles from Atari--the 2600 VCS, 5200 SuperSystem, and 7800 ProSystem are all covered in depth, as well as the amazing ColecoVision, Intellivision, Odyssey-2, and Vectrex gaming systems. More than 2,000 full-color photographs complement detailed listings for loose and boxed items. Consoles, cartridges, manuals, accessories, and related merchandise are listed and priced in an easy-to-use, checklist format. Products are listed by console and manufacturer for easy reference. See Donkey Kong, Frogger, Asteroids, Centipede, Pac-Man, and many other famous stars from the 1980s systems in this must-have title on classic video games. 2008 values.

You can pre-order a copy today over at Trade-n-Games. You can view some sample pages and the full cover in our forum.

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Retrogaming Times Monthly #44 Now Available
January 14, 2008
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Retrogaming Times Monthly #44 Now AvailableIssue #44 of Retrogaming Times Monthly is now available. Highlights from the January 2008 issue include:
  • NES'cade - Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Apple ][ Incider - Double Hi Resolution Graphics
  • Game Archeologist - Mighty Bomb Jack
  • Radio Shack - Hungry Monster
  • What if Atari released the Famicon? - Part 2
You can find all these and more inside the Retrogaming Times Monthly. If you've missed any issues, you can browse through their archives to get up to date.

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Atari 2600 Connection #91 Published
January 14, 2008
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Atari 2600 Connection #91 PublishedA new issue of the 2600 Connection newsletter is now available. Articles in the January/February 2008 Issue (#91) include:
  • Atari 2600 Prototypes Update - Part IV
  • Just Like The Real Arcade Game - Defender & Joust
  • How to Deal With Mr. Postman
  • 10 Things I'd Like to See in 2008
  • The Atari 2600 In The Movies
  • Game Condition
  • Time Reprint
  • 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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2007 AtariAge Holiday Sale
December 22, 2007
Posted by Albert Submit News | Archives

2007 AtariAge Holiday SaleIt's that time of year and we know many of you have been waiting patiently for the 2007 Holiday Sale! We have a wealth of new games for the 2600 and 7800, and the return of some older games as well! Plus, we have a new holiday cart this year, Stella's Stocking! And if that weren't enough, we are giving away spiffy new AtariAge refrigerator magnets, as well as five Flashback 2 video game consoles to five lucky customers!

This year's holiday cartridge is not one, but FIVE different games and we're calling it Stella's Stocking! A large team of programmers, artists and designers worked hard to create a very unique offering for this year's Holiday Cart! From the moment you fire up Stella's Stocking you'll realize you have something special. To cram five different games into this cartridge, along with a menu that features quite possibly the best music ever heard from a 2600 game, we created a new 64K board just for this release! This is the first 64K Atari 2600 game we've produced, and you can get a copy free as part of this year's holiday sale! For complete details on how you an obtain Stella's Stocking, click here!


We can only touch the surface of this year's holiday sale here! In addition to Stella's Stocking, there 10 other new releases for the 2600 and 7800, new AtariAge magnets, a Flashback 2 giveaway, and more! Here are the highlights of the sale:
  • Eleven new games for the 2600 and 7800!
  • The return of several older games and the AtariVox
  • Many games discounted!
  • Win a new Flashback 2!
  • New AtariAge Magnets
For complete details, please visit the AtariAge Store. The sale runs through January 20th, 2008.

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Retrogaming Times Monthly #43
December 12, 2007
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Retrogaming Times Monthly #43Issue #43 of Retrogaming Times Monthly is now online. Highlights from the December 2007 issue include:
  • Many Faces of Miner 2049'er
  • NES'cade - Donkey Kong
  • Nintendo Realm - Late Sep 1986
  • Apple ][ Incider - Giving Thanks
  • Mastering Sega - Bomber Raid
  • What if Atari released the Famicon? - Part 1
You can find all these and more inside this month's Retrogaming Times Monthly, which has been published now 123 months in a row!

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Giant Atari Joystick
December 1, 2007
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Giant Atari JoystickJason Torchinsky was recently commissioned to craft a giant, 15x scale, working Atari joystick for the I am 8-Bit art show in Los Angeles. The joystick measures five feet tall, is made of fiberglass and coiled hose, uses a golf ball as the pivot at the base of the stick and construction took a month. Jason has even put the plans for his giant joystick online for those ambitious Atari fans who want to build a giant joystick of their own. For more pictures and a video of Jason being interviewed by BoingBoingTV, please visit Jason Torchinsky's Projects Page. And if one giant Atari joystick isn't enough for you, here's another (even larger) joystick that was built in 2006 for the HTTP Gallery in London.

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History of Atari: 1971-1977
November 11, 2007
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History of Atari: 1971-1977Gamasutra has posted a comprehensive article detailing Atari's early history from 1971 through 1977. The well-researched article covers Atari's beginnings including the origins of the "Atari" name itself, Atari's early coin-op games, the popular home Pong television games, development and launch of the Atari VCS (later renamed to the "2600"), and much more. A future installment will cover the Atari 2600's success in depth. You can read the complete article here and discuss the story in our Atari 2600 forum.

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