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Steve Bristow, who Nolan Bushnell called one of the world's most powerful gaming pioneers, has died, according to Atari historian Marty Goldberg. Bristow was an early Atari employee who helped birth the Atari 2600 (originally called the Atari Video computer System, or VCS) back in 1977. The pionee...

February 24th 2015 at 8:12am 0 Comments
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Over in Japan, one clever customer found a mini-game hidden in the New 3DS browser. Tap out in rhythm the first six notes of the Super Mario Bros. theme and voila, Breakout! Here's a suggestion for a name when the New 3DS heads West: "URL only break my heart." %Slideshow-222655% [Image: Nintendo]

December 5th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Ready to use the browser in your new Nintendo 3DS more than you likely ever have so far? As spotted by the Verge, Japanese user Guiro@Sumaburu found an Easter egg that lets you play a gloriously silly version of Breakout. All you need to do is open the browser, tap on it to the rhythm of the Mario...

December 4th 2014 at 2:28pm 0 Comments
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Denny's -- or as Denny's and no one else calls it, "America's Diner" -- has partnered with Atari to create...interesting versions of classic games Breakout, Centipede and Asteroids. The games are free, and available now in both iOS and Android app stores via the Denny's app. Whether you can stomac...

July 1st 2014 at 2:03pm 0 Comments
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Atari's Breakout turned 37 last month, and that apparently (but not unsurprisingly) is enough of an excuse for yet another Google easter egg. If you type 'Atari Breakout' into Google Images' search, instead of finding graphics of the classic game, the screen will transform into a playable Breakout...

May 14th 2013 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Wizorb is a title that originally came out on Steam, but it just recently arrived on iOS, and it's a nice one to have in our gigantic library. The game is a mix of breakout and the old 8/16-bit RPGs, and the combat is essentially the old Breakout game. You use a paddle at the bottom of the scre...

August 9th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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A little while back, Atari continued its releases of updated classic games for iOS with Breakout Boost, a freemium version of the classic brickbreaking game that offers updated graphics and a few new mechanics to go with them. This week Atari announced another title called Breakout: Boost+, and wh...

January 25th 2012 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Atari's been on a remixing jag lately, and I was really impressed by the recent iOS take on Asteroids. Now with Breakout Boost, Atari aims to update another old gem. Unfortunately, this one isn't quite as successful. It certainly is Breakout, as you control a little paddle across the screen,...

December 16th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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That pool looks cool and refreshing, and all of the kids are having the time of their lives. Problem is, it's in an exclusive club, leaving you to stare at it longingly from the opposite side of a chainlink fence. We know the feeling, and it ain't fun -- yet, the state of LTE in the US over the...

October 3rd 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments