Atari’s Greatest Hits on Sale

From July 26th to July 29th 2012, Atari’s Greatest Hits are on sale! The 100 game pack will only set you back $3.99 USD or $4.49 AUD this weekend. The 100 game pack is normally priced at $9.99 USD.  The 100 game pack contains classics such as Asteroids, Centipede, Pong, Lunar Lander and Warlords. The separate four packs of games are still priced at $0.99 so this is an incredible not to be mi...

MasterAbbott’s iOS Game Suggestions #26

Welcome back for this week’s iOS Game Suggestions. If you missed or are new to the suggestions, click on the link below and check what cool games you should be picking up for your iOS along with the introduction and disclaimer on how the suggestions work. (suggestions 1 has the disclaimer and how it all works) MasterAbbott’s iOS Game Suggestions A VERY quite week on iTunes, as always i...

Atari Celebrates their 40th Birthday

Beloved name in the gaming community, Atari are celebrating their 40th Anniversary on June 27th! But instead of asking for presents, they’ve decided to give out presents to their fans which is just about the best way to celebrate a birthday ever. So, for their birthday, they are giving away their Android version of Atari’s Greatest Hits Pro for FREE! So, don’t hesistate, go grab their Greatest Hit...

Finalists for Atari PONG Indie Developer Challenge Announced

The semi-finalists have come and gone and there is now only the finalists left to contend in the PONG Indie Developer Challenge that Atari has setup for the 40th anniversary of the classic game.  Starting back in February the challenge called on all indie developers to try and revamp PONG in a fun new way.  Now the entrants have been narrowed down to 7 finalists.  These finalists and their games a...

MasterAbbott’s iOS Game Suggestions #24

Welcome back for this week’s iOS Game Suggestions. If you missed or are new to the suggestions, click on the link below and check what cool games you should be picking up for your iOS along with the introduction and disclaimer on how the suggestions work. (suggestions 1 has the disclaimer and how it all works) MasterAbbott’s iOS Game Suggestions A pretty good week on iTunes, as always ...

Gameplay Videos for PONG Indie Developer Challenge Semi-Finalists

The semi-finalist deadline has come and gone for the PONG Indie Developer Challenge, which means that all the videos showing off the games are now available online and what I feel is one of the better entries can be seen below.  Overall, the entries range from really good looking to being hard to tell what the evolution really is, but that might just be how the video is cut.  Most of the videos sh...

Circus Atari Coming Soon! FREE on the App Store!

Step right up! Step right up! Ladies and Gentlemen Circus Atari is back in town and swings into the App Store this Thursday, May 17th! Circus Atari is inspired by the 1980 Atari classic, Circus Atari is a new, free-to-play puzzle platformer that will be available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In zany circus action, players perform as an acrobatic clown blasting out of cannons and flying thro...

Semi-finalists of Pong Developer Challenge Announced

Between March 28th and April 15th, 87 developers submitted a game design idea to Atari for their Pong Indie Developer Challenge.  Now Atari has announced the 20 semi-finalists that get to turn their idea into a demo and video for Atari to work through, watch, and judge.  From the remaining 20 semi-finalists, Atari will whittle it down to 10 finalists to actually finish their game for publishing. S...

Jack Tramiel, of Commodore & Atari fame, passes away

Its a sad day for all gamers today.  Jack Tramiel, at the age of 83, has died.  Tramiel was the founding father of Commodore International.  In addition, he purchased Atari Inc. and helped to revive the company by launching the Atari ST, Atari 7800 and Lynx, plus other desktop comptuer systems. In addition to being instrumental in shaping the games that we play today, Tramiel was a Holocaust survi...

Atari Holding Pong Indie Developer Challenge

Think you know what Pong has been missing all these years?  Then enter Atari’s Pong Indie Developer Challenge and tell them how you would make it even better.  As Nolan Bushnell explains in the video, this challenge is a way of celebrating Pong’s 40th anniversary with a burst of creativity from the game community.  Entrants have until April 15th to submit a design document and even a l...

100 Games You Must Play – Part 9

Let’s take a trip back in time: right back to the old days of December 2011, when this segment was supposed to be finishing up. What was the world like back then? What games did our ancestors need to play? Has the list changed in the months since? No. No it hasn’t. But hey, why stop our terrible time travel analogy there. This list contains a trip back to the seventies to one of the fi...

Atari’s Pong Developer Challenge Announced

Atari, everyone’s favourite classic gaming giant created one of the first ever games, Pong. Two players control their own paddles on the left and right of the screen, bouncing a ball between them and trying to score a point by getting the ball past their opponent. It’s simple, but it works. But now Atari is looking for an overhaul of the classic title. They are setting up a competition...

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