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.
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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.
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.
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.
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Scientists Made a Huge Library of Atari Gameplay to Give AI a Power Up
Q*Bert and Ms. Pacman are featured, of course.
8-Bit Philosophizing in ‘The Forbidden Forest’
Existential explorations of video gaming demise.
The Hunt For Gaming's First Easter Egg
A former Microsoft executive is spending his free time uncovering gaming history.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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