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How To : Play Retro Atari 2600 Games on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

If any gamer knows their gaming history, one name is synonymous with starting the gaming revolution—Atari. Founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell, Bushnell helped kickstart the home video game market with their line of Video Computer Systems, or what we would call video game consol ...more

How To : Hack a smartphone to play Atari 2600 games

This video is useful if you ever play games on your smartphone and wish to be able to play more than solitaire. Follow this video hack, and you'll be able to get all those Atari classics right on your phone for free.

How To : Repair Atari paddles once and for all

This is a simple easy to follow walkthrough on replacing the Potentiometer on the old Atari 2600 paddles. This is a classic video game console from the 80s. The paddles are the old school controllers for the Atari console.

How To : Make your own Atari 2600 games using BASIC

It's hard to believe that gaming consoles have been around for almost forty years. It seems like only yesterday that we all needed a tempermental joy stick to play Atari Space Invaders or were dying to get our hands on a Game Genie so we could beat Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. ...more

How To : Purchase and hook up an Atari 2600

In its heyday the Atari gaming console was the Playstation of the 80s. Sure, you could download some wannabe emulator, but why not go a step further and purchase an actual Atari. They're still floating around and just think how cool it'll be to play pong in hi-definition. Cla ...more

How To : Play Pitfall for Atari

Tired of these games that require HD and 17 buttons to jump!? Well, Pitfall's the cure. Let your imagination and nostalgia run wild with a great lesson on beating Pitfall!

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

News : Enter the Weird World of Hojamaka Games

Without Japan, video games would not be very fun. Atari's early work was important, but Japanese developers, publishers, and hardware makers were responsible for almost every major advance in video games for the first 25 years of their mainstream existence. In recent years, it ...more

Classic Commodore 64 Reborn : Get a 2011 PC in Retro Skin

Back in 1982, the Commodore 64 home computer was released by Commodore International for $595 (which would now be close to $1,300). It featured an 8-bit microprocessor, 16-color video microchip, awesome sound chip, parallel and serial capabilities, and a whopping 64 kilobytes ...more

TVs Are for Old People : A Guide to Handheld Consoles

Advancements in technology usually lead to the miniaturization of old technologies, and video games are no exception. Since at least 1990, game hardware manufacturers and enterprising DIY electronics enthusiasts have poured their efforts into making full-size video game consol ...more

News : Is the End Coming for Quadriplegic Gaming?

A century ago there wasn't much life available for quadriplegic people. Handicap accessibility was barely even a concept, and lacking medical technology kept any semblance of independence out of reach. Today those unfortunate enough to be paralyzed from the neck down have brig ...more

News : Pyro-Spirograph-Drawings

Rosemarie Fiore is badass. She makes art with pyrotechnics, amusement park rides, Atari, guns, and pinball machines. Though all of her work is cool, I have to say my favorite piece is Fiore's larger than life spirograph, made from an amusement park ride, entitled "Good Time Mi ...more

News : Long-Exposure Photographs of Old-School Video Games

When a person sits motionless for hours on end in front of a television screen, it's sloth; when a camera does the same, it's art! Case in point, these beautiful long-exposure photographs of old Atari games by Rosemarie Fiore: Tempest (Atari, 1980): Gyruss (Konami, 1983): Q ...more

How To : Play the Pacman theme on the piano

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the classic arcade game, Pacman! If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate and don't feel like dusting off your old Atari, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to play the famous Pacman theme song on the piano and impr ...more

Pygame : All You Need to Start Making Games in Python

Pygame! And what you can accomplish with it. Another python article... (Blame Alex for getting me hooked on yet another coding language...) This little article will cover "Pygame", the set of modules that were designed with game developers in mind. Specifically ones who code ...more

News : XBox 360 Remake-O-Rama!

The aging and maturity of video games as a medium has lead to some unfortunate consequences. One of these, perhaps drawn from the film industry, is the spate of remakes that has overtaken the game market over the last few years. It hasn't been as bad as the remakeorama trend i ...more

How To : Play console games on your PC

In this video you'll see different methods for emulating some of the major console games on your PC, such as Atari, NES, PS2, Xbox, N64 and Wii. An extensive tutorial with everything you need to know to emulate your favorite games right from you PC. You don't have to lug those ...more

News : Play old SEGA/NES games on the new RetroN 3 Console

Who knows if this is going to be any good? In my experience, these combo consoles that claim to be able to play your Atari and NES games are eventually doomed to failure, as you're stuck hunting down Duck Hunt cartridges and then having to stick them in the freezer when they e ...more

News : Hack a Roomba into a Wii-controlled Pac Man

Want your boyfriend to clean house? Make it a game. This Wii remote-controlled Pac Man vacuum will transform every alpha male into a....maid! Wii hacker Ron Tajima's brainchild is covered in 448 LEDs and controlled via an SH2 MPU control unit. This isn't just a blinking toy. ...more

News : Asteroids

This is fan art for a movie that has been announced but I don't think the script is even written. Universal has won a four-studio bidding war to win the film rights to the classic Atari video game Asteroids. Newcomer Matthew Lopez, who came out of Disney’s writing program and ...more

News : Jackass Pitfall

Remember the game pitfall on Atari? Take that exact scenario and create an actual Pitfall obstacle course complete with rope swings, snakes, quick sand, crocodiles, ladders, scorpions, rolling logs, boulders, moats, walls . . . and then throw in some classic Jackass stuff like ...more

News : Huge Steam Summer Sale!!!

There is a huge steam sale going on for the next week and a half. 33%, 50%, 66%, 95% off most games!! Every day until July 4th they will also have daily deals, where certain games get discounted even more!Currently (thanks to Neogaf for a clean list of titles): THQ Pack @ 50% ...more

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