Tag: Atari

Gameband officially throws in the towel on crowdfunded wearable

Gaming wearable startup Gameband said it will not be able to deliver its promised wearables to its fans as originally promised. The company has funding challenges. It had raised $325,996 from 1,708 backers on Kickstarter in September 2017, but Feargal Mac Conuladh, CEO of Gameband, confirmed that the company cannot […]

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Tempest 4000 review — Atari’s hypnotic but rough-edged tunnel shooter

British indie developer Jeff Minter became a legend after coding the Atari Jaguar game Tempest 2000, transforming Dave Theurer’s 3D wireframe shooter into a cartridge-based rave. Trippy visuals, an incredible electronica soundtrack, and addictive gameplay made the sequel more memorable than its inspiration. Tempest 4000 is the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam PC version of Tempest 2000, […]

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Mark Cerny and Amy Hennig: A fireside chat with master game makers

Amy Hennig and Mark Cerny are both 53 years old, and they attended the University of California at Berkeley at the same time. And while they both have achieved great things during their careers in video games, they haven’t crossed paths that often. Hennig received the Honor Award at the Gamelab event in recognition of […]

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Inside Atari’s rise and fall

Jamie Lendino Contributor By the first few months of 1982, it had become more common to see electronics stores, toy stores, and discount variety stops selling 2600 games. This was before Electronics Boutique, Software Etc., and later, GameStop . Mostly you bought games at stores that sold other electronic products, like Sears or Consumer Distributors. […]

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Leap Motion uses AR table tennis to demo North Star headset

After revealing and open-sourcing its DIY $100 augmented reality headset North Star, Leap Motion has created a compelling reason to actually assemble one yourself — AR table tennis. A new demo video shows a human player competing against a virtual opponent, using only one real paddle and a ping pong table. The demo evokes memories […]

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Ted Dabney, a Founder of Atari and a Creator of Pong, Dies at 81

“It’s the simplest game ever made,” Mr. Alcorn said. “One moving spot, two score digits, and two paddles. There’s never been a simpler game.” It was an instant success. The first Pong console, in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, quickly broke down. When Mr. Alcorn went to fix it, it did not take him long […]

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