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Following Nintendo’s lead, Atari is making its own NES Classic

July 17th, 2017

Late last year, Nintendo surprised everyone by releasing a miniature replica of its classic Nintendo Entertainment System, equipped with 30 pre-installed games from ’80s. In turn, consumers around the world surprised Nintendo by purchasing the retro console at an unexpected rate, forcing the company to produce more consoles than it had planned to build. In …

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Welcome to the great Atari reboot

May 1st, 2015

Fred Chesnais has plenty of ideas about how to rebuild a once-great video game company. Among the most important to the chairman and CEO of Atari – the gaming brand whose cartridges, consoles and classic titles dominated the industry more than 40 years ago before it slowly slid into irrelevance – is his belief that …

Lodsys goes after top-dog gaming firms Atari, EA, Rovio in patent suit

July 22nd, 2011

Lodsys, the company that has been accusing iOS and Android developers of illegally using its in-app purchasing technology, is now also targeting high-profile gaming firms such as Atari, Electronic Arts, Angry Birds lab Rovio, Square Enix and Take-Two Interactive. According to FOSS Patents, Lodsys had this to say about Rovio: Defendant Rovio has infringed and …

Atari’s ‘Greatest Hits’ delivers arcade experience on iOS devices

April 7th, 2011

Stop dusting off your old Atari 2600 and get to the iTunes App Store, stat. Atari Interactive on Thursday announced the release of its Greatest Hits application for iOS devices including the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The download is free and includes PONG, but there are also a number of in-app purchases available including many …

Throwback Thursday: The Atari Lynx

March 17th, 2011

Released in 1989, the Atari Lynx was a portable gaming device way ahead of its time. As the world’s first portable gaming device to boast a color display, the Lynx packed a host of other innovative features — including the ability to be held with the D-pad on the left or right for ambidextrous gameplay. The 16-bit …

Throwback Thursday: Paperboy

July 29th, 2010

Paperboy was first introduced in 1984 by Atari and has most definitely become a cult classic. Your in-game objective is to navigate your cycling paperboy through their weekly paper route, delivering the broadsheet to your customers, and avoiding a host of obstacles, including: cars, dogs, rolling tires, lawnmowers, kids on tricycles, the Grim Reaper, and some weirdo with …