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Atari 2600 Q*Bert Improved to be More like Arcade Version

The Atari 2600 sure did try to be the arcade in your home, and for a while it was.  The problem is, as time went on things improved in the arcade such as the hardware and challenge provided to the gamer.  Gamers wanted more challenge, more colors, more sounds and the poor Atari 2600 just […]

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Street Fight World to Bring Street Fighter II and Alpha to Atari 2600

Street Fighter II was the one game that sealed the success of the Super Nintendo in the early 90’s.  Sega simply had nothing to compete with it other than pitiful attempts that are best not mentioned in the same breath.  Capcom knew they had a gold mine on their hands based on the success of […]

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Starquake Makes the Move from Atari ST to Atari Jaguar

Not too long ago we mentioned that there were over 50 new Atari Jaguar titles coming in the next year or so.  Keeping with that comment I am bringing news about another Atari ST game coming to the Atari Jaguar, Starquake.  Atari Jaguar gamers will soon be able to take control of their own Bio-Logically […]

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5 Times Game Companies Charged for Game Prototypes

Videogames are not new to the idea of there being problems after the game has shipped.  For proof of this, just look at the more modern games for countless pieces of proof of game companies charging for prototypes.  The number of games being patched to hell and back after they are released is staggering, and […]

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Half-Life and Quake 2 Engine Ported to Atari Falcon, Work in Progress with Video

Retrogaming fans are a crafty lot.  They have ported games to Doom to an ATM machine for instance.  We have seen demakes, we have seen remakes and everything in between.  Now, we have a work in progress for the IdTech #2 (Quake 2 Engine) running on an old Atari Falcon- a computer that was released […]

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R-Type Deluxe In Development for Atari ST, Trumps Original

The Atari ST, and Commodore Amiga, was quite the arcade to home gaming computer, even though it was trumped by the IBM platform.  The 16-Bit computer was capable enough to provide quality ports of popular arcade titles such as R-Type.  Now homebrew developers are working on improving on the official port that we received so […]

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Atari Announces the Atari 7800 – Today in History – May 21st, 1984

We can sit here all day and play the “what if” game, especially when it comes to Atari and their antics throughout gaming history.  For one, their Atari 7800 console was announced today, in 1984 but wasn’t released till sometime in 1986.  How might things have been different had Atari launched, and pushed, the 7800 […]

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Wyvern Tales to Bring Final Fantasy Style RPG Action to Atari Lynx

The Atari Lynx was not exactly a barn burner with the fans.  Those that purchased it usually had a great time with it, me I always wanted one mainly for that Dracula game but not much else.  There have been some homebrew releases over the years, mostly thanks to Songbird Productions who has finished many […]

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Black Lamp Comes to the Atari Jaguar Thanks to Homebrew Developer

Black Lamp is an action platform title that was released on the Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum computers back in the late 80’s.  The story of Black Lamp will sound familiar to anyone that has watched many fantasy movies, or played The Horde (a more recent adventure title).  Black Lamp is […]

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Llamasoft’s TxK is Now Cancelled Pending Legal Action

Tempest was a classic arcade title that polarized gamers.  You either liked it or did not get it.  There really was no in between on this game.  The man behind it, Jeff Minter, also handled the amazing Atari Jaguar port called Tempest 2000, and the game TxK for Llamasoft.  TxK hit the Playstation Vita last […]


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