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Sex, Pong, And Pioneers: What Atari Was Really Like, According To Women Who Were There

Back in 1973, Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” was blaring from the PA in a California warehouse as two dozen women in flared jeans assembled <i>Pong</i> …

Retrogaming

The 7th Continent review: A board game unlike anything you’ve ever played | Ars Technica

An ambitious Choose Your Own Adventure-inspired survival/crafting/exploration game.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! …

Board Games

Atari's Forgotten Arcade Classics

Forty five years ago this month – on June 27, 1972 – two men named Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded Atari, Inc. The small firm represented a new …

Atari

These Arcade Game Shadow Boxes are Simply Awesome - Technabob

Do you love classic arcade games, but don’t have the room (or the cash) for an arcade cabinet in your living room? These fantastic pieces of …

Retrogaming

Photos: The golden age of video arcades

Further proof 80s kids are still cooler than us<p>Put down your <i>Halo</i> headsets for a moment and remember, if you will, a time before “gaming.” In the …

Routes could not dispatch

How To Connect Your Old Video Game Consoles To A New TV

If you've just rediscovered an old console in the back of your closet, or you're newly into retro gaming and want the genuine experience, you've …

The world's 13th-best Donkey Kong player has something to prove

Most nights, Shaun Boyd leaves his wife on the couch, contentedly cross-stitching in front of <i>Downton Abbey</i> or old episodes of <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>. It's seven or eight, after they've eaten dinner, when Shaun excuses himself. He goes to the next room: his room, small, with a computer desk …

How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands

The cover for <i>Adventure</i> on the Atari looks nothing like the title it’s promoting. The game itself is essentially made of a series of rectangles, with a few blocky enemies prowling around, while the main adventurer is simply a square. You’re forced to imagine the fantasy world you’re meant to be …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming

18 Vintage Video Game Ads That Would Never Fly Today

"The most fun since I created the earth." —God

The man who made 'the worst video game in history'

<b>The video game of Steven Spielberg's ET is considered to be one of the worst of all time and has even been blamed for triggering the collapse of Atari. Howard Scott Warshaw, the gifted programmer who made it, explains how it was rushed out in a matter of weeks - and how he feels about those events</b> …

Retrogaming

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Like vinyl records, Robot Wars and football hooliganism, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined consoles coming based on …

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1947 Food Ad, Milky Way Candy Bar, Father & Son Fishing

Are you making plans for your wife's death?

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