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Look at this amazing custom made Atari action figures

22 Nov

custom made atari action figure

Using old G.I. Joe figuresDan Polydoris known as the Chicago Toy Collector picked some classic Activision games from the Atari 2600 and custom made something incredibly amazing. He specifically chose Activision games due to their particularly memorable characters and recognizable box aesthetic, using each character’s color scheme from the game. The results are just awesome!

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Watch Nolan Bushnell answering some questions about Atari

5 Nov

Nolan Bushnell

First of all, if you’re wondering who Nolan Bushnell is, please change blog, because here we’re talking about a man that made history.

So well, who wants to hear the Atari‘s dad answering some questions? Apparently he attended to an Italian video games convention in Milan a couple of weeks ago, and some collector guys (probably the same from this video) had the chance to ask him few questions. It’s a quick one, so enjoy!

Google Images lets you play 1976’s Atari Breakout

14 May

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The guys at Google will never stop to amaze us! They just built a brand new easter egg for their Google Images that allows you to play the evergreen classic Breakout, originally released in 1976 by Atari.

Just typing “Atari Breakout in the engine will cause the image search results to appear as colorful blocks. And then…you can just play!

You can do it by yourself, but just in case here’s the link.

 

Playing Atari is good for you (?)

4 Feb

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Today Atari’s official Facebook page posted this pic. It’s a thirty-one years old letter (yep, a real paper letter! Didn’t see one of those since forever!) from an Atari player (possibly a 2600/5200 player). The little kid (now turned in some sort of adult, hopefully) was worried about his mum, or better, his mum was worried about his son’s addiction to computer games, saying they’re not healthy. The youngster was asking for some kind of advice to convince his mother that “playing Atari is good for you“.

This letter made us smile a bit, because it could be old-as-hell, but the question is still as relevant today as it was then. Tons of parents (and pseudo-journalists) worried about video games and their influence on younger generations.

Any advice for the (ex)little kid and his mother?