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.
Just about any gamer has played some form of Pong, but did you know that back in 1977 there was a tabletop version called Blip? This electro-mechanical version of the game was marketed by Tomy and can only play two-player matches similar to Atari’s video game. The timer provided the game’s motor function and when it was turned, a spring is wound via several gears, which then drove the arm upon which the LED light was mounted. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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Atari announced today at E3 that they’ve signed exclusive distribution agreements for the Atari VCS with Walmart and GameStop, with online pre-orders begining this week for U.S. customers – deliveries start in March 2020. The VCS systems pre-ordered on Indiegogo will be delivered in late 2019 as planned. Just to recap, it’s powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 processor and support for 4K60 video output, while running a custom Linux-based operating system called Atari OS. It ships with more than 100 classic games pre-installed, but also support new titles when available. Pricing starts at $249.99 for the Atari VCS 400 Onyx (4GB) and tops off at $389.99 for one of three Atari VCS 800 (8GB). Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Tesla has released its Software version 9.0 firmware update for all of its vehicles, provided they’re connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot to start the process. In addition to a ‘dash cam’ mode that enables the vehicle to record and store video from its front-facing camera in 10-minute clips, you also get Atari games that can be played when the car is parked. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.