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How did Atari die?

Some brands permeate the public consciousness so effectively that people begin to call the product by the brand name. Try to remember the last time you asked for gelatin instead of Jello? In the realm of video games, Nintendo used to be that brand. — Read the rest
Tags: Business, Video, News, Video Games, Nintendo, Atari

'Like buying on 5th Avenue back in the 1800s': Executives behind the huge metaverse land deals say swelling valuations reflect big plans for the virtual space

Land in The Sandbox metaverse includes space run by rapper Snoop Dogg.The Sandbox Metaverse land purchases are making headlines with multi-million dollar price tags.  The heads of two companies with the priciest deals on record talk to Insider about valuing virtual land.  Republic Realm bought digital land for $4.3 million and Metaverse Group notched a $2.43 million transaction.  The land rush in the metaverse is turning heads as deals carry price tags of $2 million and more — and executive...
Tags: Trends, Markets, Beverly Hills, Crypto, Manhattan, Atari, Fifth Avenue, Snoop Dogg, NFT, Fantasy Island, 5th Avenue, Mike Novogratz, Carla Mozee, MANA, Sugarman, Metaverse

10 things before the opening bell

Axie Infinity banner depicting metaverse creatures.Axie Infinity Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go – click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's jump in. 1. Metaverse madness has gripped the crypto market. Anything from real estate to high-end fashion is up for grabs in the virtual world. Last week's sales of virtual land fetched over $2 million, and a luxury digital mega-yacht ...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, Trends, Bank Of America, Bitcoin, Credit Suisse, Crypto, Atari, Gucci, Crowdstrike, Adagio, Fed, Dolce Gabbana, Ryan, Royal Bank Of Canada, Jerome Powell

A plot of virtual land that went for $4.3 million in The Sandbox is the most expensive metaverse property sale ever

A snapshot from The Sandbox virtual metaverse.The Sandbox Republic Realm bought land in The Sandbox metaverse for a record $4.3 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.  The virtual land developer purchased the metaverse property from video game company Atari.  The deal highlights growing interest in real estate set in the metaverse, which holds the potential to generate $1 trillion a year in revenue. Prices for virtual land set a new milestone Tuesday with one company buying property in Th...
Tags: Trends, Markets, Crypto, Atari, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Carla Mozee, Grayscale, Janine Yorio, Decentraland, Atari SA, MI Exclusive, Metaverse Group, Republic Realm, Metaverse property buying, Metaverse land sales

An instant Amiga or Atari ST in your browser

Relive the last great system war before Windows left it all in its wake with vAmiga and pce.js-atari, which fire up a Commodore Amiga and an Atari ST respectively right there in your browser window. They're the work of Christian Corti and James Friend—see also pce.js — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Atari, Retro, Commodore, Amiga, James Friend, Atari St, Christian Corti

United States: Atari Loses IP Suit Against Online Marketplace - Winston & Strawn LLP

On November 4, 2021, a California federal jury found that Redbubble did not infringe any of videogame maker Atari's trademarks or copyrights, in a case that may affect future infringement suits against online retailers...
Tags: News, California, United States, Atari, RedBubble, Strawn LLP

Atari Re-Invades Gaming Space With Logo Celebrating 50th Anniversary

If video game consoles were cocktails, video game brand Atari would be an old-fashioned. Started in 1972, the brand took off soon after, with classic titles such as Pong, Asteroid, Pac-Man and Space Invaders, among others. To re-live some of those classic moments as well as look ahead to the brand's future, Atari is celebrating...
Tags: Gaming, Advertising, Atari, Branding

Computer Space Launched the Video Game Industry 50 Years Ago

In an article for The Conversation, Noah Wardrip-Fruin writes about how Computer Space marked the start of the $175 billion video game industry we have today when it debuted on Oct. 15, 1971 -- and why you probably haven't heard of it. From the report: Computer Space, made by the small company Nutting Associates, seemed to have everything going for it. Its scenario -- flying a rocket ship through space locked in a dogfight with two flying saucers -- seemed perfect for the times. The Apollo Moon ...
Tags: Tech, Star Trek, Britain, The New York Times, Atari, Pong, Stanford University, Nolan Bushnell, Bushnell, Charlton Heston, Computer Space, Nutting Associates, Noah Wardrip Fruin, Jerry Jessop

Atari’s VCS computer console is getting Google’s full suite of apps

An update for the Atari VCS is adding Google Workplace, giving users quick access to Google's full suite of productivity apps.
Tags: Google, Gaming, News, Trends, Atari, Google Workplace

Banning’s Museum of Pinball to close, games set for auction

If you’ve ever driven the 10 freeway out toward Joshua Tree, you may have noticed a squat warehouse building next to the Banning Municipal Airport, seen its sign and thought the Museum of Pinball sounded like fun. More than fun, it was a passion project for father and son John and Johnathon Weeks, who owned the vast majority of the games there. First a private space to house their extensive collection, it became a destination for pinheads and arcade enthusiasts. But a confluence of unfortunate c...
Tags: News, Norman Reedus, Sport, Soccer, Guinness World Record, Long Beach, John, Atari, Ac Dc, Caribbean, Palm Springs, Flint, Anaheim, Campbell, Santa Ana, Sotheby

Arcade auction ends era for Banning’s Museum of Pinball

If you’ve ever driven the 10 freeway out toward Joshua Tree, you may have noticed a squat warehouse building next to the Banning Municipal Airport, seen its sign and thought the Museum of Pinball sounded like fun. More than fun, it was a passion project for father and son John and Johnathon Weeks, who owned the vast majority of the games there. First a private space to house their extensive collection, it became a destination for pinheads and arcade enthusiasts. But a confluence of unfortunate c...
Tags: News, Norman Reedus, Sport, Soccer, Guinness World Record, Long Beach, Community, John, Atari, Local News, Ac Dc, Caribbean, Palm Springs, Flint, Anaheim, Campbell

How retail giants like Zara, Amazon,  Starbucks, and Google got their names

The name Starbucks is easy to recognize if you know your literature. Getty Images / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / Contributor The names of big brands like Amazon, Zara, Starbucks, and Apple are household names for many. Many, however, are unaware of how these names came to be. Here's how several of the world's best-known companies got their names. See more stories on Insider's business page. Some encounter big brands like Starbucks, Google, and Apple every day without stopping to think a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Japan, Steve Jobs, Trends, Nike, Larry Page, EK, Sergey Brin, Ikea, Lidl, Denmark, Starbucks, Nazi, Atari

Atari Classic 'Centipede' Returns

A new version of the classic Atari game "Centipede" will be released for consoles and PC in late September under the name "Centipede: Recharged" and sporting a more futuristic look. From a report: The game's lead developer, Adam Nickerson, first partnered with Atari for last year's "Missile Command: Recharged," which revamped another classic in a similar style. Nickerson tells Axios he first connected with Atari after discovering an email in his spam folder from an Atari official who liked his w...
Tags: Tech, Atari, Nickerson, Missile Command, Axios, Adam Nickerson

Amazing Art: Yucef Merhi - Open

The Bonnier Gallery Presents Yucef Merhi: Open Opens September 2 at the Bonnier Gallery in Miami's burgeoning Allapattah art district In 1985, when pioneer digital artist Yucef Merhi was only eight years old and growing up in Caracas, he reverse-engineered his ATARI 2600 and turned it into a programmable computer.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Miami, Atari, Frugality, Caracas, Bonnier Gallery, Yucef Merhi

Rapper Soulja Boy Claims He Owns Atari, Atari Disagrees

Soulja Boy, possibly in an attempt to generate more attention, has decided to further destroy his “reputation” as he recently made the ridiculous claim that he now owns Atari, which the company’s official Twitter account promptly denied. A video uploaded to YouTube has the self-proclaimed rapper making absurd statements: “I am now the owner of […]
Tags: Business, Games, Celebrities, Youtube, Fail, Anime, Atari

Atari claims Soulja Boy does not own the company

Soulja Boy made a stunning announcement to his legions of adoring fans on Wednesday. “I am now the owner of Atari,” the rapper revealed on Instagram. He also disclosed that the company was set to buy his own gaming business for a cool $140 million. The Crank Dat songwriter said Atari was “real proud” of his work with the SouljaGame consoles: I just signed two deals with Atari. I’m the owner. The first rapper to ever own a video game company. It looked like a match made in heaven. A struggling ga...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Atari, Insider, Dat, Next Featured

A job application handwritten by Steve Jobs when he was 18 is going on sale as a NFT and in print form

Steve Jobs. Jeff Chiu/AP A handwritten job application by Steve Jobs from 1973 is going on sale on Wednesday. The original print and a NFT will be auctioned by London-based entrepreneur Olly Joshi. The auction will go live on July 21 at 9:41 a.m. PT, in honor of the time Jobs used for Apple launches. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Steve Jobs' handwritten job application from 1973 is on sale from Wednesday as a non-fungible token and in its phy...
Tags: Apple, London, Steve Jobs, Trends, Atari, Morningstar, NFT, Joshi, Pacific Time, Reed College, Cancer Research Institute, Shalini Nagarajan, Rarible, Steve Jobs Jeff Chiu, Olly Joshi, Opening Bell Steve Jobs

Just How Badly Do You Want That Replacement Atari Console Part?

Vice has a sometimes less-than-flattering profile of Best Electronics’ Bradley Koda, a persnickety entrepreneur who has an unrivaled catalog of old-school Atari console parts and a reputation for shutting out buyers who get impatient with doing things his way: Among Atari fans, Best is almost as famous for ignoring and blacklisting badly behaved customers as it is for selling Atari parts. A first attempt to buy from Best Electronics is a sink-or-swim proposition: learn the rules, or accept y...
Tags: Amazon, Best, Atari, Jeff Bezos, Jack Kerouac, Koda, Tim Carmody, Best Electronics Bradley Koda, Best Electronics

RedBubble Gets Another Favorable Ruling–YZ Productions v. RedBubble

Rebecca Zamolo appears to be a YouTuber/influencer who merchandises her brand in multiple ways. She claims that RedBubble users are infringing her IP and counterfeiting her offerings. The complaint includes many images showing the alleged infringements, such as: The court (another strong opinion by Judge Koh) grants RedBubble’s motion to dismiss many of the claims. Contributory Copyright Infringement. The legal standard is whether the “Defendant knew or had reason to know of specific acts of i...
Tags: Amazon, Law, E-commerce, Copyright, Williams, Airbnb, Atari, Smith, Zazzle, Trademark, King, Harley Davidson, Osu, Joseph, Loomis, Koh

Emulate the Atari ST home computer with Linux

The Atari ST is a line of home computers from Atari Corporation and the successor to the Atari 8-bit family. The initial model, the 520ST, saw limited release in April–June 1985. Heralded as Atari’s flagship graphics machine, it competed against the Commodore Amiga and Acorn Archimedes.
Tags: Linux, Atari, Atari Corporation

The Atari VCS retro console gets its long-awaited retail release

Available from Atari, as well as retailers like Best Buy.
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Now You Can Turn the Commodore 64 Into a Delightfully Chunky Game Boy

For many of us, the Atari or the NES wasn’t our first gaming console. Instead, it was the Commodore 64, which was marketed as an incredibly affordable home computer, but was also a solid gaming machine. It was very much worthy of a second life as a Game Boy-sized portable, which anyone can now hack together with the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Computing, Atari, Commodore, Commodore 64, Home Computers, Handheld Game Console, Technology Internet, Commodore International, Demosceners, Commodore 64 Music

Atari VCS Game Console Finally Launches June 15

After being announced in 2017, the Atari VCS game console finally has a launch date: June 15th. HotHardware reports: However, pricing for the Atari VCS might leave many scratching their heads, especially considering that it is retro-centric and uses seriously underpowered hardware compared to modern gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft. The base Onyx system is priced at $299, while an Onyx or Black Walnut All-in Bundle includes a wireless Classic Joystick and a wireless Modern Controller. Unf...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Sony, Atari, Vault, Onyx

Atari VCS Release Date Finally Announced

The Atari VCS release date has finally been announced after years of uncertainty. The Atari VCS console will launch on June 15, 2021 for $299.99 without controllers (but it is compatible with other inputs some players may already have). The wireless joystick and controller will each be $60 while a bundle of both controllers and the system will be $400. The console itself will be available for purchase at Micro Center (a store chain with 25 locations across the United States), GameStop, Best Buy...
Tags: Games, Movies, United States, Atari, Micro Center, Gamestop, Arzt, Video Game News, Atari VCS, Michael Arzt, PlayStation Studios Users, Antstream Arcade

United States: Don't Feed The Video Game Industry Patent Trolls - Gamma Law

Over the years since Magnavox sued Atari in 1974 over the user interface for Pong, a cottage industry has emerged based on enforcing patent infringement rights and extracting licensing fees...
Tags: News, United States, Atari, Don, Magnavox

PortalOne raises $15M from Atari and more for a new hybrid gaming/TV show app

Gaming and streamed video have been two of the biggest pastime winners during the last year+ of pandemic living. Today a startup that has created an app that brings those two entertainment formats together is announcing a notable seed round of funding as it prepares to come out of closed beta. PortalOne, a hybrid gaming startup, is announcing a $15 million seed round of funding as it prepares to come out of closed beta with an app that lets people play on-demand games and also watch live shows i...
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Even Atari's Reanimated Corpse Is Getting in on the NFT Grift

Let me start right off the bat with the disclaimer that this is not an April Fool’s joke. Atari, or rather, the corporate entity that now runs the shell of the beleaguered video game company, has jumped on the non-fungible token hype train to shamelessly cash in on that arcade nostalgia. Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ebay, Mobile Games, Atari, Pong, Arcade Games, NFT, Andy Capp, Windows Games, Atari Games, Centipede, Video Game Publishers, Video game platforms, Video game companies, Dona Bailey

Analogue Pocket Shipments Pushed Back To October

Analogue just announced its Analogue Pocket handheld console will miss its original May 2021 shipment date and will slip to October instead.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Atari, Rolls Royce, Analogue, Game Boy, Lynx, Video Game Consoles, Game Gear, Turbografx 16, Atari Lynx, Turboexpress, Handheld Game Consoles, Handheld Game Console, Neo Geo Pocket

Job Application Filled Out by Steve Jobs in 1973 Sells for $222,400

A job application filled out by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs in 1973 has sold for a whopping $222,400 at auction in London (via iMore). The rare employment questionnaire went up for sale on February 24 with the auction lasting one month. Jobs filled out the application in hopes of landing a job after dropping out of Reed College, which he attended for around six months. A year later in 1974, Jobs joined Atari as a technician, where he later joined forces with Steve Wozniak to create Apple in 1...
Tags: Apple, London, Steve Jobs, Atari, Steve Wozniak, Reed College, Apple CEO Steve Jobs