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Game Pack 004 is now available for Game Room, featuring seven new titles. The two standouts are Asteroids and Time Pilot, classics of the arcade days of yore. Also in the pack are a handful of Activision Atari 2600 games, including Stampede, Grand Prix and Demons to Diamonds. Rounding out the pack...

May 19th 2010 at 6:45pm 0 Comments

I just posted at the end of last week about Manomio's decision to go free with its licensed C64 emulator for the iPhone, but today it let us know that there are even more plans in the works. Given the success in porting C64 games (with official licenses) over to the iPhone, Manomio is working on t...

April 20th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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With all the attention over boxed copies of the NES game Stadium Events, this eBay auction for a boxed copy of the Atari 2600 game Air Raid seems even more noteworthy than it might otherwise ... not that it needs any help. Already considered one of the hardest-to-find 2600 games, a boxed copy of the...

April 2nd 2010 at 5:46pm 0 Comments
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If Mega Man 9 isn't retro enough for you, you might enjoy the enormous, jagged pixels found in the Atari 2600 demo version of Mega Man created for 2007's I Am 8-Bit show. David Galloway has finally released the demo on Atari Age's forum, which means that you can download the game and play it on an A...

July 6th 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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You might find it comical that someone's concerned with the graphical presentation of emulated Atari games -- after all, they're pretty much beyond help, right? It might be even more amusing to think that emulation (and modern TV technology) makes Atari games look too good. But it's true! Atari VCS...

April 24th 2009 at 9:03am 0 Comments
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When she's not busy appearing in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 or starring in commercials for amazing PS1 games, Jenny McCarthy is a gaming mom. Speaking to WhatTheyPlay this week, McCarthy says she started playing Pac-Man at the age of eight. "I even made my own Atari glove because I had blis...

April 14th 2009 at 10:50pm 0 Comments
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Part of me just wants to post this screenshot, link this app, and say "go get it," but I have a feeling that my blogging overlords here would think I was just being lazy -- they might not understand that this is a screenshot from Adventure, which is available for free on the iPhone. Anyone who ever...

November 19th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments

The conversion of WoW Insider to HKO Insider has thus far been an unprecedented success, but that said, some news is so amazing, so massively genre defining, that we have to report it regardless of any harm to ourselves or accusations of breaking the site format. The Bard class was one such announc...

April 1st 2008 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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I did not think anything could break me away from the Death Knight class. The minute I got my hands on the Wrath of the Lich King beta, I was going to go to the character selection screen, pick Death Knight, and never look back. Sorry Druid, Sorry Hunter. Sorry Warlock. Maybe I'll come back to you...

April 1st 2008 at 4:50am 0 Comments

Ah, Atari 2600 -- where would we be without ye? But, now that you're older, we've moved on to newer, prettier models. We're sure you understand.What's that? You don't understand? You think that games like Super Mario Bros. would look just fine on you?Well, let's take a look. The video above...

February 20th 2008 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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It's time to celebrate the Atari 2600, who turns 30 this month. He hasn't aged too well, unfortunately, but the old behemoth still knows how to have a good time. While the console attempts to blow out the birthday candles, check out the highlights for the weekend:Tokyo Game Show GoodiesJoystiq vs....

October 1st 2007 at 11:59pm 0 Comments