Let the celebrations resume! Today, iconic video game publisher Atari and developer Digital Eclipse tease the first free content update for the interactive anthology experience Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration. Coming December 5, 2023, this update rings in the holiday season with the addition of 12 fan-favorite Atari 2600 titles from the console’s heyday. From officially released titles to player-powered homebrews, to once-lost Atari prototypes, Atari 50 shapes up to be the gift that keeps on giving.Continue reading
Atari® — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — is thrilled to announce qomp2, a creative sequel to the seminal classic Pong that asks the question, “what would happen if the Pong ball escaped the paddles?” The answer is simple: make a daring break for freedom!
In this electric Atari 2D platformer for Xbox, help Mr. Run and Jump, accompanied by his faithful companion Leap the Dog, defeat the terrifying Void by collecting all of the Power Gems from the Realms of Color. Developed by Graphite Lab, this game showcases the precise platforming of the original Atari 2600 version while adding a stunning landscape of color and sound for modern consoles and PCs.
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration is an interactive journey through 50 years of video games through interviews with designers, developers, and industry leaders, documentary footage, product design documents, and of course, more than 80 playable games. Read on for my review of this new video game anthology.
It’s not often that I get to interview someone who was a driving force behind the formation of an industry, so I was honored to have the opportunity to do just that when I spoke with Nolan Bushnell. One of the founding fathers of video games, Nolan created the iconic and enduring company, Atari. He also founded Chuck E. Cheese, yet another revolutionary business that influenced millions of people. Today, Nolan is focused on fixing education with his newest entrepreneurial endeavor, lernip. It was an honor and pleasure to speak with such an intelligent, influential, and insightful maverick. I hope you enjoy our discussion.