Archive for August, 2010


As promised by the owner, Al… the Atariage store is NOW OPEN! (For the time being.)  There is a pile of new items over at the Atariage store.   Included in the treasure are several new game titles including the CGE 2010 expo featured “Turbo” for the Atari 2600 as well as many other new titles.  Also available are the C64 synthcart, several Colecovision titles and a brand new Atariage T-shirt.  Pop on over and check it out.

Posted by Madaracs on 08.31.10
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It’s true! The folks over at Red Spot Games are bringing their indy-Sega-Dreamcast hit “Rush Rush Rally Racing” to the Wii!  Now those of us who don’t own a Dreamcast can experience this fun little top-down, slot-car style racer.  Maybe this isn’t a huge deal–but it’s nice to see independent developers having a little success.

Posted by Madaracs on 08.25.10
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Today Atari announced a brand new collection coming to your DS this Christmas. If you’ve been into gaming since the 70s and 80s and are an avid retro-gamer like myself, chances are you’ve bought at least one copy of Atari’s Greatest Hits over the last decade or so. Atari is hoping you’ll do it again.

So what are they offering? For starters on the arcade side it’s the standard lineup of: Asteroids®, Tempest®, Lunar Lander®, Space Duel, Pong®, Centipede®, and Missile Command® and a couple others. *yawn* That spectacular lineup is followed by some 50 Atari 2600 classics including:

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A cool history of video game consoles:

The Insane Console History Video 2.0 from Elder-Geek on Vimeo.

Posted by Madaracs on 08.18.10
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I’m not really interested in the SPvTW (as the kids say it) film. Partially due to Michael Cera playing the same character he’s been nursing since Superbad Arrested Development, partially because I cringed in my seat the first time I saw the trailer. Nor am I really into the comics. I wrote them off as fake manga at first, now I write them off because I didn’t like them. There’s a significant generational gap surrounding the whole franchise, and anyone over the age of 20 will likely have a difficult time getting into the ultra-hipster attitude of the material. If you’re the type that wears ironic t-shirts, wrist sweatbands, and vintage Reebok hi-tops while listening to Vampire Weekend, you probably already worship at the Scott Pilgrim altar of pop-culture homages.

All that being said: this game is great! The best description I can offer is that it’s a high-def remake of River City Ransom. Throw in some truly amazing work by chiptune artists extraordinaire, Anamanaguchi, and the awe-inspiring pixel art of one Paul Robertson, and you have a winner. Thankfully, the game really doesn’t force the story from the comics/film on you (it’s there, but easily dismissed), and the game play doesn’t really suffer from it. Level building, loot dropping, side-scrolling beat-em-up goodness. Try it, love it, buy it. $9.99 on the PlayStation Store (360 version coming later this month).

Posted by Tim on 08.11.10
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