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10 Reasons Being A Kid In The '80s Was The Best

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Stephanie Sprenger

Despite being somewhat aesthetically unappealing, we children of the '80s had it pretty good.

Atari To Break Fresh Ground With 'Pridefest' Video Game

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Atari is set to introduce "Pridefest," an original social-sim game for tablets and mobile devices that's specially geared toward the lesbian, gay, bis...

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

Who Should Own The So-Called Worst Video Game Ever Made?

AP | Posted 06.01.2014 | Weird News

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Officials in southeastern New Mexico began work on a plan this week to divide a cache of Atari video games dug up from an ol...

Atari's Trashed 'E.T.' Game Unearthed After 30 Years

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A decades-old urban legend was put to rest Saturday when workers for a documentary film production company recovered "E.T." ...

Nolan Bushnell: A Life in Entrepreneurship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

The founder of Atari revolutionized the gaming industry with one of the most successful gaming companies ever. His son Brent Bushnell is also an entrepreneur, running a company called Two Bit Circus, a purveyor of novel out-of-home entertainment.

Got Chores? There's A Vintage 1980's App For That

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.19.2013 | HuffPost Home

Productivity and organizing apps are in vogue right now, but they've existed longer than you'd think. Nearly 25 years, if we're going to consider the ...

Conan Is Baffled By Vintage Video Games

Posted 10.09.2013 | Comedy

Conan O'Brien's web series "Clueless Gamer" got a vintage twist this week: He played selections from the dawn of video games on an Atari 2600 console....

Excavation Planned To Recover The Terrible 'E.T.' Video Game

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology

The small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico, is home to a landfill and an urban legend. Soon it will be the site of a documentary film. Legend has it ...

WATCH: How To Play Pong On A 437-Foot Skyscraper

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A skyscraper-sized game of "Pong" got underway without a hitch Friday night, under starry skies and not rainclouds that were in ...

Life Has No Cheat Codes

Graham Milne | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Graham Milne

Instead of putting in the mental exertion or time commitment to try and solve a puzzle -- and develop their critical thinking at the same time -- a kid's first recourse is to beg Dad to go online for a cheat code.

Video Game Pioneer Takes Drastic Step

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Video game maker Atari's U.S. operations have filed for bankruptcy protection in an effort to separate from their French parent comp...

Nerdy Shirts For The Cool Kids

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Style

Those nerdy kids in high school were right all along. Not only do they now have the coolest jobs at companies like Google and Facebook, they were also...

How to Remake Jumanji

Marion Johnson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
Marion Johnson

There's still ample potential for this movie, so let's not count it out yet.

Atari Turns 40: Where The Video Game Legend Is Now

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 08.30.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — A scruffy, young Steve Jobs worked at Atari before he founded Apple. "Pong," one of the world's first video games, was born there, as...

Now Open At SAAM : 'Art of Video Games'

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "It's not only one of the most expressive art forms we have," said Chris Melissinos, curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's ne...

Smithsonian Details 'Art Of Video Games' Exhibit

AP | Posted 03.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian American Art Museum is announcing details of its first major exhibit exploring the art and evolution of video games...

Cultural Revolution Redux... Little Red Book and Little Grey Apple Hook Up

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Apple's first quarterly downturn in five years is being spun by analysts as a one time event linked to planned obsolescence of an iPhone and the death...

21 Reasons Why 80s Nostalgia Is Dumb

Dumb As A Blog | David Moye | Posted 11.20.2011 | Weird News

The modern pop culture machine chewed up and crapped out the 60s and 70s long ago, leaving 1980-89. Which would be fine, except that decade was du...

WATCH: Tetris, Breakout & Gummy Bears, Oh, My!

Posted 07.12.2011 | Comedy

File this under "All Our Favorite Things In One Video": gummy bears, 8-bit games, stop motion and triumph. Basically, this brilliant little animation...

Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Atari Creator In Film

Variety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Paramount Pictures has snapped up a pitch titled "Atari," with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star. Written by Brian Hecker and Craig Sherman, project...