Posts Tagged ‘atari 2600’

Atari 2600 VCS games used to test Artificial Intelligence (Channel 4 News, 25.2.15)

Atari 2600 VCS was my console of choice back in the 80s, and there were many fantastic games out there including Space Invaders, Pacman and Adventure! Now, a very clever man called Demis Hassabis, Vice President of DeepMind technologies, explains how he’s created a system to test 49 Atari 2600 VCS games to make it […]

E.T. Cartridges unearthed by Xbox Entertainment Studios – The Dig

Last June, it was announced that Fuel Entertainment, a Canadian studio, were to search a former landfill site in New Mexico where E.T. cartridges, Atari’s much-criticised 2600 VCS game, were rumoured to be buried, and they were looking for fund-raising, after having got permission from the city of Alamogordo to excavate. E.T. was was among […]

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – The Video Game… The Documentary, on Xbox

In a bid to get people to buy the Xbox One, Microsoft have already confirmed they’ll be hosting exclusive content such as Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming Halo series. However, before that gets a release they’ve got something rather odd up their sleeves, which I actually find more interesting. And it involves E.T. Lightbox are a company […]

Revival 2013: Remember… Relive… Revive…

For those who weren’t there, Revival 2013 was the inaugural annual retro video gaming event, held on Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th at Wolverhampton Racecourse. It was sponsored by Ultimarc and brought to you by Retro Revival Events and their partners Tiga, UKVAC, Retro Computer museum, Retro Review, The Centre For Computing History […]

Star Raiders on Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade) – The DVDfever Review

Star Raiders is a game originally released on the Atari 800 in 1979, but I first played it when it came out on the Atari VCS in September 1982. It had a separate keypad especially made for it, but there’s just your joypad to go on here. Can you remember all the controls?? Well, it […]

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