Atari 2600 Lives Again as a New Handheld and TV Plug and Play Console

While it is not the AtariBox, Atari announced they will be rebooting the classic Atari 2600 console in handheld and TV console formats this Christmas. The Atari Retro Handheld features a wood effect inspired by the Atari 2600’s design. The handheld sports at 2.4″ screen with A/V output and an analog joystick. An optional HDMI adapter will also be available, allowing owners to plug the ...

Funstock.co.uk Announces the Blaze Tab Retro Gaming Tablet

Funstock.co.uk, a popular destination for retro gaming in Europe, has announced the BLAZE®TAB. It is a brand new gaming tablet aimed specifically at retro gamers. The tablet features a quad core processor and a dedicated graphics processor. It can play all retro games made for consoles including but not limited to the ZX Spectrium, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 2600, Famicom, Super Famicom, NES, SNES...

E.T. Urban Legend Proven in Excavation

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 – widely regarded as the worst video game in history. But back in July 1982, when Atari negotiated with Steven Spielberg for the rights to make the classic film into a video game – for a cool $22 million – the studio was certain the game was guaranteed to make them a huge profit… Problem was, if they wanted to release in time fo...

Warlords remake coming soon to a console near you

People who are familiar with the Atari 2600 days will undoubtedly be excited by the news that Atari is publishing a remake of Warlords, being developed by Griptonite Games.  In the summer of 2011, the game will be released on the PSN and XBLA.  Included in this game is online/local 1-4 person coop, in which the players must protect their castle from the enemy.  Sometimes, these enemies use dragons...

Interview with Atari Producer Michael Fahrny

The Capsule Computers Crew had the complete pleasure of interviewing Atari Producer Michael Fahrny about a few of their up and coming digital releases and a bunch of other random things that us super geeks all enjoy.  Sit back and enjoy. 1. What was the development process behind a title like Yars, did you have the original close by for reference? We had an original 2600 setup with a copy of Yars ...

Smithsonian Art of Games Exhibit Needs Your Vote

While the whole “video games as art” debate may still be raging in some communities (I’m looking at you, Ebert), the Smithsonian American Art Museum seems convinced. Between March and September of 2012 they will have on display an exhibit titled The Art of Video Games. The exhibit is intended to display 80 games from five different eras over the 40 year course of video game histo...

Video of the ‘Art of Yars’ for Yars’ Revenge

A new video has been uncovered entitled the ‘Art of Yars’, and features one of the game’s developers giving you a rundown of what to expect in Yars’ revenge, the background behind the rebirth, and interesting look at plenty of concept art in a slideshow-esque manner. The concept art is particularly nice to behold, as it shows the illustrators and designers imaginings of the...

Interview with Keith Robinson – Intellivision Lives

   How many of you out there have heard about the Intellivision ?  What about the CBS Coleco Vision ? Well how about the Atari 2600 ??   Well if you haven’t,  those three consoles back in the day are what the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii are today – gaming consoles that have bought entertainment, fun and imagination into our homes and allowed you to enjoy arcade quality games in the comfort o...

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