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Newly Surfaced Arcade Documents from the 1970s Predicted a Wild Future for Video Games

Atari executives thought we'd replace roller coasters with arcade machines.
Mitch Bowman
5.21.19
sexual harassment

GDC Cancels Nolan Bushnell Pioneer Award, Following #NotNolan Backlash

A man who once wore a "I love to fuck" t-shirt might not have been the best person for the moment.
Patrick Klepek
1.31.18
Tedium

Rise of the Wannabes: The Game Boy's Many Uninspired Knockoffs

How the success of the Game Boy inspired a wealth of rip-off consoles sold under a variety of bizarre corporate structures. This goes deeper than the Lynx.
Ernie Smith
11.7.17
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Atari’s New Console Probably Won’t Be Like the NES Classic

The company is back with new hardware, most likely not a simple plug-in-and-play micro-console.
Mike Diver
6.19.17
all work and no play

Scientists Made a Huge Library of Atari Gameplay to Give AI a Power Up

Q*Bert and Ms. Pacman are featured, of course.
Jordan Pearson
6.4.17
100 Deaths

8-Bit Philosophizing in ‘The Forbidden Forest’

Existential explorations of video gaming demise.
Robert Florence
5.20.17
history

The Hunt For Gaming's First Easter Egg

A former Microsoft executive is spending his free time uncovering gaming history.
Patrick Klepek
3.23.17
Tedium

How Third-Party Game Devs Reverse-Engineered Their Way Onto Your Consoles (and Into Your Heart)

Third-party developers weren’t always quite so revered in the video game industry, but a pair of legal decisions helped them earn their place at the table.
Ernie Smith
3.18.17
Re-Exposure

Virtual Insanity: Atari’s Last-Ditch Attempt to Save the Jaguar

Mocked by the press and struggling to make headway, Atari fruitlessly tried to revive interest in the Jaguar with a 1995 virtual reality demo at E3. The vaporware was strong with this one.
Ernie Smith
2.3.17
history

From Bankruptcies to Backstabbing, the Story of Chuck E. Cheese Has It All

An Atari founder came up with the Chuck E. Cheese concept to promote Atari games, and it only got weirder from there.
Ernie Smith
1.5.17
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VICE Sports Q&A: James Worthy

The NBA Hall of Famer dishes on the surprising Los Angeles Lakers, the league, and Kobe Bryant.
Mike Piellucci
11.24.16
Art

Artist's DIY Space Program Seeks Life on Jupiter’s Icy Moon

Bricolage master Tom Sachs and his team operate a handmade aeronautics program to find new lifeforms, and sometimes grow poppies, in outer space
Shana Nys Dambrot
10.17.16
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