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Oh Look, Atari Is Going To Make Hats With Integrated Bluetooth Speakers

Atari must have known that there’s no way it is going to kick any of the video game console big three’s butts (but it is going to get into the game anyways). So, the once popular video game console maker has embarked on a new business plan: making wearable tech and the seemingly nondescript hat you see here is the first of such products under its “Atari Connected Life” line. Dubbed Speakerhat, the product is literally what it says it is: a hat with built-in speakers. From the front, or any angle other than under view of the bill, you won’t be able to tell it is in fact a hat with speakers. The speakers are powered by Audiowear and as you can see, it appears to be super thin. Continue reading Oh Look, Atari Is Going To Make Hats With Integrated Bluetooth Speakers

Original RollerCoaster Tycoon Theme Park Sim Turned Into Mobile Game

Good news, fans of the original RollerCoaster Tycoon! A new RollerCoaster Tycoon mobile game is out, blending the classic Windows PC game with its sequel RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Aptly dubbed RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, this real-time theme-park sim is now on Google Play store as well as Apple Appstore, priced at $5.99. Sadly and not surprisingly, it is not a free-to-download. You have to pay upfront for the game, but we suspect fans who are huge on nostalgia probably won’t mind paying. And if you think 5.99 is the be all and end all, well, it is not. Continue reading Original RollerCoaster Tycoon Theme Park Sim Turned Into Mobile Game

Custom Atari 2600 PC by Hard Drives Northwest

Custom Atari 2600 PC by Hard Drives Northwest
Custom Atari 2600 PC by Hard Drives Northwest | US$na | hdnw.com

Atari was to console gaming like Commodore 64 was to personal computer – in the 80s, that is. 30 years on, computing and graphics power have improved immensely and it seems like our quest for a pixel-perfect world has no room for the once glorious pixelated past. regardless, some of us – each with their own reason or reasons – still feel nostalgic about the pixelated gaming days and it was such passion that fueled the (re)birth of Atari eight classic Atari games built entirely with HTML5 Continue reading Custom Atari 2600 PC by Hard Drives Northwest

Atari Arcade-Duo Powered Joystick for iPad

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(credit: Discovery Bay Games) Atari Arcade-Duo Powered Joystick | US$tba | www.discoverybaygames.com

ThinkGeek’s iCade may look decisively a winner when it comes to emulating the old school arcade machine but it might be a little too cumbersome to some user. if you are apprehensive about the hulking cabinet, then you might want to wait out for the Atari Arcade-Duo Powered Joystick – something which you can bring with you on-the-go. inline with the imminent launch of this arcade-style joystick for iPad, Atari has updated their Atari’s Greatest Hits iOS app to support this game controller. from the look of it, this joystick might be receiving Bluetooth support instead of the usual 30-pin connector, and the slot merely acts as a stand to prop up the iPad. Continue reading Atari Arcade-Duo Powered Joystick for iPad

retro Atari 2600 received the Midas touch with 24k gold

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(image credit: Urchin Associates)

i first went gaga over the Atari Xbox 360, that’s because i have yet to see this: a 24k gold plated Atari 2600 console. created way back in 2009 by bunch of folks known as Urchin Associates, this blinged out Atari 2600 was part of a personal project art series dubbed ‘Gold Mine, All Mine’, which includes stuff like the Stingray BMX Bike and Skateboard – all coated in the glorious 24k gold. it’s old school and it’s gold, so what’s not to love about this machine? none, i suppose. no word if this is actually a working console but judging from the joystick, i bet it isn’t. it would probably just go to the hall of fame in some console gaming machine museum. another closer look at the joystick after the break. Continue reading retro Atari 2600 received the Midas touch with 24k gold

XBOX 360 transformed into an Atari portable gaming machine

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(credit: screenshot from Ben Heck video)

expert electronics modder, better known as the gaming consoles tinkering maestro, Ben Heck has created a XBOX 360 laptop in the form of an 70s Atari 2600 system, albeit being much bigger. a LCD was also incorporated to realize the mobile gaming aspect of this wonderful hybrid gaming machine, though the system still relies on AC power supply for power but that’s already good enough for most of us. Continue reading XBOX 360 transformed into an Atari portable gaming machine