Centipede: Recharged modernizes the Atari classic, and gives the game a neon aesthetic with the same gameplay that you’ve grown to love. Players simply have to shoot the centipedes as they descend the and carefully avoid the mushrooms they leave behind. What sets this game apart from the original are new power-ups dropped by the spiders, like explosive bullets, spread shots, and even a railgun. Read more for the announcement trailer and additional information.
Apparently, the 1982 Atari 2600 game “Air Raid” was released in extremely limited quantities, with possibly just a handful still having the original box. For those who’ve never heard of it, it’s basically a shoot ’em up published for the Atari 2600 by Men-A-Vision, and the cartridge is a blue T-handle design with a picture of flying saucers attacking a futuristic city. One of these are donated to a Goodwill Industries store in Texas. Read more for a video and additional information.
After numerous delays, the Atari VCS, formerly known as the Ataribox, will hit stores on June 15, 2021, including Best Buy, GameStop, Micro Center, and the company’s official website. It’s powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded R1606G processor, Radeon Vega 3 graphics, 8GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, an M.2 slot for an optional SATA SSD, four USB 3.1 ports, HDMI 2.0 port, and Gigabit Ethernet. Read more for an early hands-on video review and additional information.
The Atari Ultimate Arcade Fight Stick is perfect for anyone who loves classic games, and you can get one for $179.99 shipped, today only, originally $194.99. Aside from the over 100 included Atari games, this Raspberry Pi 3B-powered device offers an all-in-one arcade experience in a small form factor. Use the Micro Center Retro Gaming Atari SD Card to load your own emulators / games and play them using the 2 joysticks. The 16 buttons allow 2 players to compete head-to-head, complete with a trackball for games like Missile Command. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Another day, another new game streaming service, but Plex Arcade went the retro gaming route. The company partnered with Atari to bring gamers a fully licensed catalog of classic titles right out of the box, including Centipede, Lunar Lander, Motor Psycho, Missile Command, Combat, Dark Chambers, Desert Falcon, Food Fight, Haunted House and more. Since these aren’t the latest and greatest games, a subscription will cost just $2.99 per month. Read more for a video and additional information.
Believe it or not, the long awaited Atari VCS is more powerful than anticipated, as it allegedly can run Cyberpunk 2077 without even using a streaming service, like Stadia or GeForce Now. Gamer Kevin Kenson discovered that the included Windows 10 OS needed quite a few features disabled as well as settings tweaked before being able to play the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077. One caveat: the framerate is definitely not something you want to be looking at for hours on end. Read more for the video and additional information.
The Atari VCS game console has finally started shipping to its Indiegogo backers and Google Chrome is the built-in browser used to ennrich the streaming services, browsing, and browser-based applications. This browser takes full advantage of the streaming capabilities of the system’s AMD Ryzen R1606G CPU and lets you access things like Google Workspace – Gmail, Calendar, Chat, Docs, Drive, and Meet. Plus, it will be compatible with most PC peripherals, so users will be able to connect a webcam for Google Meet video conferencing and use a mouse and keyboard to undertake more text-heavy tasks. Read more for an early hands-on look at the console and additional information.
Manufactured by Atari and originally released in 1972, Pong was one of the earliest arcade video games, created by Allan Alcorn as a training exercise assigned to him by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell. Now, Atari Mini Pong Jr. brings that arcade classic to your tabletop, measuring just 30-centimeters in length, complete with an LCD screen. Featuring a single-player mode that pits you against an AI or 2-player local multiplayer. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
GSD Group partnered with world famous architecture firm Gensler to unveil their video game-inspired Atari Hotels with the first two hotels opening in Las Vegas. These resorts will blend the past, present, and future of video games as well as entertainment for a destination that offers guests a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience. Guests can enjoy the latest video games, immersive entertainment, browse exclusive Atari Hotels merchandise, and coolest of all, play in retro-style gaming arcades. Read more for a video news report, additional pictures and information.
We’ve covered the Evercade before, but if you haven’t yet heard about it, this portable Atari handheld has just launched with an expanding library of cartridges, including Namco Museum (Pac-Man, Dig-Dug and Galaxian), Atari (Asteroids, Centipede and Pong), Interplay (Earthworm Jim and Clayfighter) and more. So far,over 100 games have been confirmed for the system, and each one comes loaded with 6-20 games in classic numbered plastic cases. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.