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Atari co-founder Ted Dabney passes away at 81

Samuel "Ted" Dabney, electronics engineer and co-founder of legendary studio Atari, passed away this weekend at the age of 81. The sad news was broken by friend and gaming historian Leonard Herman.Dabney, who was born in San Francisco in 19...

 
 
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Father of videogames Ralph Baer passes away at 92

Ralph Baer was an electronics and engineering pioneer, known as the "father of videogames." Baer designed the Magnavox Odyssey, starting work on the machine in the late 1960s before releasing it in 1972, when it became the world's first co...

 
 
 
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Pong-style assist trophy bounces into Smash Bros. 4

There was a time when Pong was one of the most popular videogames in the world. This was a time when games were often freely copied by anyone who wanted to take a stab at the fragile, untested world of videogame publishing. Case in point --...

 
 
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Watch someone program Pong within Super Mario World

There were a lot of highlights out of Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 this year, but this one in particular takes the cake for me. During the Tool Assisted Videos portion of the marathon, the people behind TASVideos.org shared this very spec...

 
 
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MoMA adds retro pioneers, Minecraft to its art collection

In March, New York's Museum of Modern Art added 14 videogames to its Architecture and Design collection, with the intent of acquiring 40 over the next few years. The initial group was a varied sample, from Tetris to Vib-Ribbon to ...

 
 
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Play pong with Bob the Bear in Google Chrome's Cube Slam

Of all the news I expected to be covering during E3, I never thought I'd be typing the words "Google Chrome," "Pong," and "Bear" in the same sentence, but there you go. Google has launched another goofy in-browser experiment called Cube Sl...

 
 
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Contest: Win an Atari 2600-themed Xbox 360!

[Update: Contest over! Check Atari's Facebook page for the winner!] Today marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the original PONG! To commemorate the occasion, Atari is releasing Pong World, the $50,000 grand prize winner of the...

 
 
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Atari is bringing back the pong

Pong is almost 40 years old, which means it's probably going to get a sporty wee convertible and start hooking up with people half its age. To celebrate Pong's impending anniversary, Atari has challenged indie developers to do the impossibl...

 
 
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Bit.Trip SAGA pops and locks on the 3DS

I was lucky enough to bump into Mike Roush and Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games at E3 while shopping for bananas. I was even luckier to find that they had a work-in-progress build of Bit.Trip SAGA (the 3DS collection of all six critically acclaim...

 
 
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Pong goes 3D, fails

While many of us would argue that Pong in 3D is called tennis a few enterprising gamers out there thought differently. They thought that Pong in 3D should be Pong. So they went ahead and made a tabletop version of it with a real ball and l...

 
 
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Modal Kombat delivers instrument controlled fighting

Have you been looking for a far less efficient, but suitably awesome way to control your games? Let's say a guitar so you could jam out while performing a fatality? Yale School of Music graduates David Hindman and Evan Drummond have come ...

 
 
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Mario goes on a sex-crazed rampage

This really awesome video you’re about to watch was originally created as the prologue for a documentary on addictions to MMORPGs. Not sure what’s going on with that documentary, but who cares. This video by Vimeo user MuscleBea...

 
 
 
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Destructoid review: Bit.Trip Beat

Out of all the games that make up this "retro-revival" thing that's going on right now, Bit.Trip Beat is probably the "retro-est." Like the Geometry Wars games, Bit.Trip Beat takes its cues from the pre-NES era of gaming...

 
 
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G8brand brings it on with daring new apparel for gamers

I've seen enough cheesy gamer shirts to last me a lifetime. That's why a company like G8 catches my attention by taking a different type of approach. The concept here is both brand-aware and dynamic - a more understated look for some styles...

 
 
 
 




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