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Skyscraper to be transformed into 401ft game of Pong

Skyscraper to be transformed into 401ft game of Pong

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Most memories of Pong consist of headache-inducing five-hour play sessions on fuzzy 1970s television screens. Now the game is about to get its name in lights, with a 500 LED light version mounted on the side of a building in Philadelphia. The building-sized... >>

Atari files for bankruptcy in order to split from Atari... Eh?

Atari files for bankruptcy in order to split from Atari... Eh?

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The US operations of famed and iconic videogames brand Atari are seeking to split from its European parent company, also named Atari, by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. French games publisher Infogrammes acquired the Atari name when it bought Hasbro... >>

Pong is 40, free iPad and iPhone Pong World game released to celebrate

Pong is 40, free iPad and iPhone Pong World game released to celebrate

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Pong, the original arcade game created by gaming legend Nolan Bushnell, was 40 years-old yesterday, having been released on 29 November 1972. And to celebrate, Atari - the company he also founded - has released the winner of the Pong Indie Developer Challenge,... >>

Wii U won't be big success, says godfather of gaming Nolan Bushnell

Wii U won't be big success, says godfather of gaming Nolan Bushnell

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The Nintendo Wii U is the first in the next generation of games consoles to hit the market, with the Xbox 720 and PS4 widely expected to be launched in summer 2013. It went on sale in the US on 18 November and will hit the UK and the rest of Europe this... >>

Atari Arcade classics get HTML5 makeover for Internet Explorer

Atari Arcade classics get HTML5 makeover for Internet Explorer

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Microsoft has teamed up with Atari to launch a new website that allows Internet Explorer users to play eight classic Atari games, including Pong and Mission Command. The experience, which will actually work on any HTML5 browser including Chrome (although... >>

Pong heading to iOS, and you could be its creator

Pong heading to iOS, and you could be its creator

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Atari has announced that it is bringing the classic arcade game Pong to the iPhone and iPad - but with a twist. Instead of making and releasing it itself, Atari is asking developers to create a new version of the game. "In celebration of Atari’s and... >>

Atari set to release iCade style iPad controller

Atari set to release iCade style iPad controller

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Atari appears to have jumped on the "appcessories" bandwagon, launching its own special iPad controller.  The peripheral was accidentally leaked via an Atari Greatest Hits iPad app update, which included support for the Atari Arcade Duo Powered Joystick. ... >>

Atari's Greatest Hits for iPhone and iPad debuts

Atari's Greatest Hits for iPhone and iPad debuts

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Atari has released an app for the iPhone and iPad that is packed to the gills with classic games from yesteryear. And while it was only available in New Zealand initially, it's now gone global. Atari’s Greatest Hits promises to bring the best of retro... >>

Test Drive Unlimited 2
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Test Drive Unlimited 2

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Let's get the bad news over with. Given that it's been a good 5 years since the release of Test Drive Unlimited, it's hugely disappointing that the sequel arrives feeling so unpolished in key areas, so dated in others, and with the major issue that so... >>

New Halo game: Out now (Atari 2600 version)

New Halo game: Out now (Atari 2600 version)

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If you can't wait until 14 September to get your new Halo adventure fix, and you can't be bothered to play in the online tournament to win the chance to kill Rio Ferdinand (on the game, not in real life), then Ed Fries may have just come up with the answer.... >>