Win A New Yars’ Revenge, New E.T. Or A New 2600 Joystick In Our First Contest!

Win A New Yars’ Revenge, New E.T. Or A New 2600 Joystick In Our First Contest!

[easy-share buttons=”facebook,twitter,google,pinterest,digg,stumbleupon,tumblr,mail,reddit,buffer” counters=0 native=”no”] By Doctor Octagon on June 24, 2014 SCORE! We’ve announced our first contest! It’s a high-score competition with three prizes up for grabs: a sealed copy of Yars’ Revenge, a sealed copy of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, both complete with a crystal clear box protector, and a third bonus prize – a […]

Retroist Rewind: Atari 7800

Retroist Rewind: Atari 7800

[easy-share buttons=”facebook,twitter,google,pinterest,digg,stumbleupon,tumblr,mail,reddit,buffer” counters=0 native=”no”] By The Professor on July 21, 2014 Today we begin a new monthly feature we’re calling “Retroist Rewind”. We’ll be looking back at classic episodes from our favorite retro-themed podcast, The Retroist! We’ll post a monthly “Retroist Rewind” feature to the Blog, celebrate our favorite episodes, and discuss the show in […]

Too Powerful for Its Own Good, Atari Lynx Remains A Favorite 25 Years Later

Too Powerful for Its Own Good, Atari Lynx Remains A Favorite 25 Years Later

[easy-share buttons=”facebook,twitter,google,pinterest,digg,stumbleupon,tumblr,mail,reddit,buffer” counters=0 native=”no”] This is a great article by Jeremy Parish about the Atari Lynx, its impact in the portable wars and its legacy today. The article is well written and touches on all things Atari after Warner Communications sold Atari to Commodore founder Jack Tramiel in a fire sale. What I like most […]

The 30th Anniversary Of The Death And Birth Of Atari

The 30th Anniversary Of The Death And Birth Of Atari

[easy-share buttons=”facebook,twitter,google,pinterest,digg,stumbleupon,tumblr,mail,reddit,buffer” counters=0 native=”no”] By Fard Muhammad on July 1, 2014  |  Twitter  |  Instagram On July 2, 1984, Warner Communications, after reeling from Atari, Inc.’s massive losses in 1983, sold the home console and computer divisions of the company to Commodore founder Jack Tramiel’s company called Tramel Technology Limited (or TTL). Upon receiving the […]

Pelé, The New York Cosmos, And How Atari Sank America’s Soccer League

Pelé, The New York Cosmos, And How Atari Sank America’s Soccer League

[easy-share buttons=”facebook,twitter,google,pinterest,digg,stumbleupon,tumblr,mail,reddit,buffer” counters=0 native=”no”] By The Professor Recent World Cup enthusiasm has lifted Soccer to new heights of popularity in the United States, as the 2014 US National Team’s performance has fueled America’s interest in the sport even further. With such strong Soccer spirit, I can’t help but think of the incredible story of the […]

Atari Is Like A Ship With A Hole In The Bottom, Leaking Water, And His Job Is To Get The Ship Pointed In The Right Direction

Atari Is Like A Ship With A Hole In The Bottom, Leaking Water, And His Job Is To Get The Ship Pointed In The Right Direction

[easy-share buttons=”facebook,twitter,google,pinterest,digg,stumbleupon,tumblr,mail,reddit,buffer” counters=0 native=”no”] By Doctor Octagon on June 11, 2014  |  Opinion His name is Fred Chesnais. Currently he’s CEO and majority shareholder of what we once called Atari and their dozen or so employees that remain on the books. His strategy for making Atari relevant again: “Let other people be Atari” by licensing […]