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Konami Mining Classic Titles for Real Money Gaming

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As far as SHMUPs go, few are considered true classics of the genre as much as Centipede. Since it arrived in arcades in 1980, it’s been ported, cloned, and remade numerous times. The game even played a special role in the Adam Sandler snoozefest Pixels.

Drunken Pooper: Strange Tales from Classic Game Development

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My first Atari 2600 game was far from original – although its origin was. A certain amateur developer entered a coding contest sponsored by the now defunct video game import company Lik Sang. His chosen genre for his entry: “fecal shooter”. He chose to reenact a situation in which his roommate placed a stinky, fully […]

Revenge of the License: Boxing Games and Karma

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Humanity on the whole has a few personality quirks we’ve spent the last several thousand years failing to breed out of existence, chief among which is our desire to watch one person pulverize another in combat. No less a philosopher than the Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 T-800 remarked of the human race, “It’s in your […]

Brain Dead 13 FMV Game Gives You Unlimited Lives Because You Will Need Them – Today in History – January 31st, 1996

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A little disclaimer in the manual for Brain Dead 13 set the pace for the rest of the game.  You are given unlimited lives and will probably need all of them to survive Brain Dead 13.  For those that do not know about Brain Dead 13, it is a Full Motion Video Game (FMV) in […]

UPP! Homebrew Released for Atari 2600

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To say that the Atari 2600 is dead is only half right.  If you are talking about going to Walmart and buying games then yes, it is dead.  If you are a little more open minded and know where to look (around here at RGM is a good start) then you can find a plethora […]

Atari Shuts Down the 7800 – Today in History – January 1st, 1992

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A good six year run is what the Atari 7800 had in North America.  It could have been longer had Atari played their cards right in licensing the NES.  They didn’t and it cost them dearly.  Interestingly, the Atari 7800 was announced a good two years BEFORE it was released.  They announced it in mid-1984 […]

Sharknado Still Coming to Atari 2600 Now New Name

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It is interesting to me how much companies will go out of their way to protect an intellectual property in certain areas.  Take Sharknado for example.  AtariAge forum member, “neotokeo2001” was working on a game that used the name “Sharknado” and it was “similarly” based on the movie of the same name.  I say similarly […]

Shadow of the Colossus Atari 2600 Revived After Hardware Crash

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A while back I covered the Atari 2600 port of Shadow of the Colossus by AtariAge member, “Ultima”.  Since I last covered Shadow of the Colossus for the Atari 2600 there has been a hardware crash that cost Ultima all of his previous code.  Since then he has gone back to the drawing board and […]

Lupo Alberto Atari ST Forgotten Title Released

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It is not every day that I get to write about a new game being released, well it happens often but not THAT often.  Then add up the fact that we see only a few forgotten titles finally released and it becomes even rarer.  Lupo Albtero is one such title for the Atari ST.  A […]

Atari Karts on Atari Jaguar Turns 20 – Today in History – December 22nd, 1995

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Atari was hurting for new, original, titles for their Jaguar console when it launched.  With a name like Atari, you kind of have to do something original and interesting.  Sadly, the best they did was more of the same, although Tempest 2000 was pretty cool (it wasn’t an exclusive though).  We never got updates to […]


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