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Atari VCS console sees new delay to allow for spec upgrade

Atari's strange little entry into the modern console market, the Atari VCS, has unfortunately been hit with another delay. The crowdfunded console has been pushed back in order to put a little more juice under the hood, with a new release w...

 
 
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Ancient shark species named after Namco's Galaga

See that beastie in the picture above? That's a newly-discovered species of shark paleontologists believe existed almost 70 million years ago. The sea creature was discovered after its teeth were found embedded in sedimentary rock, left ove...

 
 
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Nightdive Studios will be remastering Blood

I was too busy playing the incredible DUSK and Smash Bros. Ultimate this weekend to notice the news, but Atari and Nightdive Studios will be bringing a remastered version of '90s classic Blood to digital storefronts. Not much is known about...

 
 
 
 
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What was your first ever gaming device?

In a discussion yesterday about elementary school kids who use their 3DS as their primary music player, I got swept up in a gale of nostalgia. For many of those kids that was their first system: a multifaceted device that could really, do a...

 
 
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THQ Nordic adds Alone in the Dark to its growing catalog

THQ Nordic hasn't stopped making moves. The company recently picked up the rights to Kingdoms of Amalur and my dear sweet TimeSplitters. Today, it's adding two more IPs to its list: the underutilized survival horror series Alone in the Dark...

 
 
 
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Arcade1Up's home arcade cabinets look fabulous

Pre-orders have opened for a line of 3/4 scale arcade cabinets from Arcade1Up featuring games like Centipede, Rampage, Ghosts N' Goblins, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo. The machines are a little under four feet tall, use a 17" LCD scree...

 
 
 
 
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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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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 slides off Steam and GOG

You don't know what you've got till it's gone, and this week our dear old friend RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is missing. The theme park management sim is unexpectedly no longer available for purchase on PC. The game still has a landing page on S...

 
 
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Atari VCS pre-orders will go live May 30 on Indiegogo

The announcement of the Atari VCS was pretty exciting. Here was a seemingly dead company coming back from the grave to re-release its most successful console in 2018. While no one knew if this was simply a modern take on classic hardware, t...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Games are still releasing for Atari Jaguar

If you had asked me what an Atari Jaguar was back in the mid-'90s, a roughly eight-year-old Kevin Mersereau would have probably assumed it was a sports car or maybe even an exotic animal of some sort. There is absolutely no chance whatsoeve...

 
 
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RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic is sliding onto Steam

While I'm over here waiting for my dear beloved Zoo Tycoon to find its way to Steam, here's an interesting one: RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, a remaster of the first two games, is coming to the platform tomorrow. It was previously available...

 
 
 
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Footage surfaces for Jeff Minter's Tempest 4000

Screens and gameplay footage has been released for the upcoming Atari game Tempest 4000, brought back to life, once again, by series overlord Jeff Minter.The new game, which releases later this year, brings the neon lights, geometric graphi...

 
 
 
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Atari announces Tempest 4000, Jeff Minter involved

The very first thing I posted on Destructoid as a staff writer was a love letter to Jeff Minter, the creator of Tempest 2000 for the Atari Jaguar, the “visualizer” you see on many consoles and PCs when you put a music CD in, and...

 
 
 




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