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Trailer for Crackle's 'Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story' Doc

"You want the truth? I'll give you the truth." Crackle has released an official trailer for a documentary called Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story, which will debut streaming as a five-part series about the story behind video game giant Nintendo. The focus seems to be on the rise and prominence of Nintendo in America, not so much its origins in Japan, as told through interviews with many game industry veterans. We love Nintendo and good docs and can't help posting about this anyway. Via...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Trailer, America, Nintendo, Documentaries, Cliff Bleszinski, Nolan Bushnell, Wil Wheaton, Phil Spencer, Reggie Fils Aime, Chris Kohler, To Watch, SEGA of America, Tommy Tallarico, Tom Kalinske


Lead designer on new Harry Potter game is Gamergater with ranty YouTube channel

A lead designer working on Warner Brothers' Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy video game operated a YouTube channel where he ranted about "identity politics" and supported Gamergate, the harassment campaign against women in the game industry. Among Leavitt's other videos are lengthy defenses of both John Lasseter, the Pixar co-founder who left his position at Disney in 2017 after allegations of sexual misconduct, and Nolan Bushnell, the Atari co-founder who Kotaku's reporting found to have foster...
Tags: Post, News, Disney, Harry Potter, Pixar, John Lasseter, Nolan Bushnell, Kotaku, Leavitt, Hogwarts Legacy, Gamergater, Warner Brothers Harry Potter


The rise and fall of Chuck E. Cheese

Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell came up with the idea for Chuck E. Cheese back in 1977. Combining arcade games, pizza, and animatronics, Chuck E. Cheese was a success, and it rose to kids' birthday party stardom by the 90's.But due to its $1 billion debt load and the COVID-19 pandemic forcing closures of all its locations, the parent company, CEC Entertainment, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2020. Experts say the company will be fine, but may come out of the pandemic and bankruptcy looki...
Tags: Chuck, Trends, Soma, Atari, Kate, Fast Company, Chuck E Cheese, Nolan Bushnell, Brock, McDonald, Bushnell, CEC, Showbiz, San Jose California, Gustavo, Apollo Global Management


Pandemic takes a bite out of Chuck E. Cheese; chain files for bankruptcy

By Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press Chuck E. Cheese – where kids could be kids while parents nursed headaches – is filing for bankruptcy protection. The 43-year-old chain, which drew kids with pizza, video games and a singing mouse mascot, was struggling even before the coronavirus pandemic. But it said the prolonged closure of many venues due to coronavirus restrictions led to Thursday’s Chapter 11 filing. CEC Entertainment Inc. has reopened 266 company-operated Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Pi...
Tags: Sport, Dave, Soccer, Atari, Chuck E Cheese, Orlando, Nolan Bushnell, Midwest, NPD Group, Penney, BRAVO Cucina Italiana, CEC, San Jose California, Buster, Irving Texas, DEE ANN DURBIN


SXSW Pitch Finalist: Virsix Games

Virsix Games created St. Noire, the world’s first Alexa-powered murder mystery board game. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 23, 2020 One of 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020, Virsix Games reimagines how people play together by remixing analogue play with cutting-edge emerging technologies such as AI, voice-activated smart speakers, augmented reality, near field communication, machine learning techniques and more.Co-founded by Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari) and Zai Ortiz (Hollywood creative d...
Tags: Startups, Los Angeles, Startup, Creativity, Innovation, Alexa, Nolan Bushnell, Sxsw, Ortiz, Amazon Alexa, Hugh Forrest, SxSW Pitch, Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin Startups, Board-games, St Noire


Motivational Quotes: 25 Great Ones You’ve Never Heard Of

As I was trawling some motivational quotes the other day it struck me how many amazing ones there were that I was previously unaware of. So I thought it would be cool to collate the best for your perusal. Now, of course, I realize that you may well have heard of one or two, but I genuinely hadn’t (except one). So, please don’t give me a hard time or point out that you knew 18 out of 20 and thus I’m a philistine and deserve a damn good thrashing. 25 Great Motivational Quotes You’ve Never Heard O...
Tags: George Orwell, Lifehacks, Harold Macmillan, Oscar Wilde, Orwell, Nolan Bushnell, Don, George, David Brinkley, Brinkley, Ethel Barrymore, John Wooden, George Burns, Jean Anouilh, Thoreau, Robert Byrne


Nolan Bushnell’s Two Simple Rules

There are a lot of stories about Nolan Bushnell. He was the electrical engineer who invented the game “pong” and founded Atari. For a while there in the 1970’s, Nolan Bushnell could do no wrong. Nolan would sit around the living room with his friends and come up with ideas of all kinds. Two of the ideas resulted in Atari and the video game “Pong.” They’re why Bushnell is in the Video Game Hall of Fame and why Newsweek named him “one of the 50 men who changed America.” The ideas worked, and the m...
Tags: Leadership, Failure, Disney, America, Success, Winston Churchill, Atari, Nolan, Personal Development, Chuck E Cheese, Nolan Bushnell, Reality, Don, Newsweek, Bushnell, Luck


Elon Musk to Guy Kawasaki: 50 Inspirational Quotes for Small Business Owners

  Need a quick dose of inspiration? Explore business quotes from some of the most influential leaders from Elon Musk to Oprah Winfrey. Sometimes a few simple words can provide clarity and motivation to propel you forward. Whether you’re creating content, hiring a team or raising venture capital funding, these quotes can be exactly what you need to refresh your energy and focus. Here, 50 inspirational business quotes. Quotes on Digital Marketing “Google only loves you when everyone else loves...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Sales, Tony Robbins, Ronald Reagan, Bill Gates, Howard Schultz, Albert Einstein, Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey, Woody Allen, Henry Ford, Nolan Bushnell, Robert Rose, Guy Kawasaki, Seth Godin


A VR-powered circus is opening its first (virtual) big top in Los Angeles

On a scorching July day in Los Angeles, the normally bowtie-bedecked co-founder of Two Bit Circus, Brent Bushnell, was taking a group of guests on a tour through the virtual reality inflected extravaganza of an indoor amusement park  that, at the time, was still very much a work in progress. But in a few short weeks everyone in Los Angeles will get the opportunity to take the first peak at what, for Bushnell and his co-founder Eric Gradman, has been a years long quest to reinvent the funhouse fo...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, La, Los Angeles, Tech, Dave, Louisiana, Nolan Bushnell, Coney Island, Bushnell, Kim Schaefer, Willy Wonka, JAZZ Venture Partners, Great Wolf Resorts, Brent Bushnell, Eric Gradman


Why LA’s new Two Bit Circus is more than an escape room or a virtual reality arcade

Have you ever wanted to be served a cocktail made by a robot, dabble in virtual reality or get lost in the story of an escape room? Now you can — and all under one roof. Two Bit Circus is a 30,000-plus square foot space with classic and cutting edge video games, including virtual, mixed reality and group play, escape/story rooms, dining and bar areas and more. It will open in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District on Sept. 7. Two Bit Circus was founded by Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman. Bushnel...
Tags: La, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Aloe Blacc, Rube Goldberg, Nolan Bushnell, Daily News, Marina, Santa Ana, Bushnell, Weinstein, David Crane, Brent Bushnell


’50 Over 50′ List Highlights Gaming Industry’s Talent — And Its Ageism

Pop culture is full of wizened older figures (usually male) who guide the hero (also, usually male) on their journey. Obi-Wan and Yoda. Dumbledore. Mr. Miyagi. We adore these characters in our media, yet in the real world it’s sometimes easy to overlook the contributions of older, experienced people. Kate Edwards wants to change that. […]
Tags: Features, Nolan Bushnell, Miyagi, Kate Edwards, 50 Over 50, Yoda Dumbledore


Without Ted Dabney, Who Just Died At 81, We Probably Wouldn't Have Pong Or Video Arcades

Anyone who's ever played a video game in a pizza place - this must be about 99 percent of Americans over age 30, surely - has Dabney and Atari cofounder Nolan Bushnell to thank. "The electrical engineer, U.S. Marine and Atari co-founder led a life about as eventful as his packed CV suggests — but […]
Tags: Art, People, Atari, Nolan Bushnell, Dabney, Ted Dabney, 06.01.18


Ted Dabney, Co-Founder Of Atari And Video Game Pioneer, Dies At 81

Together, he and Nolan Bushnell made games with makeshift materials that eschewed the bulky computers of the era. Their company created Pong — and their tumultuous partnership changed gaming forever.(Image credit: Allan Alcorn/Computer History Museum)
Tags: News, Nolan Bushnell, Ted Dabney Co Founder


Ted Dabney, Atari Co-founder and Video Game Industry Pioneer, Dies at 81

Atari co-founder Samuel “Ted” Dabney died on Saturday at the age of 81. An electrical engineer and former U.S. Marine from San Francisco, Calif., Dabney developed “Computer Space,” the world’s very first commercial video game, with Nolan Bushnell in 1970. The game was a failure upon release in 1971, but in June of the following […]
Tags: News, Pong, Nolan Bushnell, Samuel, Dabney, Chuck E. Cheese's, Computer Space, Samuel “Ted” Dabney, Ted Dabney Atari, San Francisco Calif Dabney


Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Dies at Age 81 (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes Eurogamer: Atari co-founder Ted Dabney has died, according to a close friend. Historian Leonard Herman, who told Dabney's story in an article for Edge magazine published in 2009, announced Dabney's death in a post on Facebook... Dabney, who was born in San Francisco in 1937, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late 2017, and, according to friends, decided against treatment after being told he had eight months to live. In 1971 Dabney co-founded Atari predecessor S...
Tags: News, California, Washington, San Francisco, Atari, Nolan, Nolan Bushnell, Kotaku, Bushnell, Dabney, Teledyne, Sierra Mountains, EditorDavid, Atari Co, Ted Dabney, Leonard Herman


Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S.

Earlier this year, in a small, grey-walled storefront inside a very large mall in Torrance, Calif. (just past the AMC Center) , the virtual reality game-maker Survios planted its first flag in the market for location-based gaming. It’s one of several companies (many based in Los Angeles) that are turning the city into a hub for anyone looking to experience the thrill of immersive gaming. While Survios’ offering is more akin to the virtual arcades cropping up in cities across the country and a...
Tags: TC, Asia, Utah, New York, Hollywood, California, China, Los Angeles, Tech, United States, Digital Media, Dubai, Virtual Reality, Tokyo, Imax, Augmented Reality


Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Dies at Age 81

An anonymous reader quotes Eurogamer: Atari co-founder Ted Dabney has died, according to a close friend. Historian Leonard Herman, who told Dabney's story in an article for Edge magazine published in 2009, announced Dabney's death in a post on Facebook... Dabney, who was born in San Francisco in 1937, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late 2017, and, according to friends, decided against treatment after being told he had eight months to live. In 1971 Dabney co-founded Atari predecessor S...
Tags: California, Washington, San Francisco, Tech, Atari, Nolan, Nolan Bushnell, Kotaku, Bushnell, Dabney, Teledyne, Sierra Mountains, Atari Co, Ted Dabney, Leonard Herman, Facebook Dabney


Move over Alexa, Amazon said to be working on domestic robot named Vesta

Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start talking to a computer. Now Amazon is working on another big bet: robots for the home. The retail and cloud computing giant has embarked on an ambitious, top-secret plan to build a domestic robot, according to people familiar with the plans. Codenamed “Vesta,” after the Roman goddess of the hearth, ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Business, Japan, China, Germany, Massachusetts, Sport, Soccer, Sony, Atari, Vesta, Jeff Bezos, Fire TV, Alexa, Nolan Bushnell


Is Cryptocurrency a Viable Fundraising Option For Hollywood?

Could the next studio blockbuster be funded through Bitcoin? The concept of cryptocurrency has been around for years already, but it looks like Hollywood is starting to take notice. The producers of a planned Atari movie about the founding of the influential video game company are looking to raise as much as $40 million through a new cryptocurrency to secure enough funds to complete the film. Could this be a viable way for companies to make movies? The concepts of cryptocurrency and blockcha...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, John Oliver, Kickstarter, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Atari, Stan Lee, Avengers, True Story, Video Game, Nolan-Bushnell, Variety, Bushnell, Wild West, Tech Stuff


Atari Movie Makers Plan to Raise $40 Million via Bushnell Token Sale

The makers of the upcoming Atari movie about the iconic video game console maker are eschewing traditional film financing models for a blockchain-powered initial coin offering (ICO), and plan to sell coins named after Atari founder Nolan Bushnell via a private pre-sale this spring. Film production and financing company Vision Tree plans to raise as […]
Tags: News, Atari, Blockchain, Nolan Bushnell, Appian Way, Bushnell Token Sale, Vision Tree


First Mover Brands Rely On More Than Timing

Nolan Bushnell knew he had a hit when he heard about the trouble at Andy Capp’s Tavern. The founder of Atari had created only one prototype machine of the company’s first video game, Pong, and it had stopped working after just two weeks. The problem was that the can for collecting coins was getting overstuffed. The bar’s owner said that on some mornings there was a line outside before the doors opened; people came just to play the game. These are the kinds of problems we all should have. In 1...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Brand Development, Zynga, Sony, Nintendo, Atari, Warner, Pong, Nolan Bushnell, Branding, Mattel, Bushnell, San Diego California, Steve Wozniak


The women of Atari spoke. Why isn’t the gaming industry listening?

Multiple women have come out in support of Atari’s co-founder after a viral campaign stripped him of an award. Their words cast new light on the history of the gaming industry, and why the judgement heaped upon one person may have been unfair and reactionary. It began when the Game Developer’s Conference announced Nolan Bushnell would receive its Pioneer Award. Within hours, dozens of people on Twitter were calling for the GDC to rethink its decision. They cited several interviews and written so...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Atari, GDC, Nolan Bushnell, Bushnell


Sex, Pong, And Pioneers: What Atari Was Really Like, According To Women Who Were There

Back in 1973, Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” was blaring from the PA in a California warehouse as two dozen women in flared jeans assembled Pong circuit boards. The smell of corned beef and marijuana wafted down the manufacturing line. Orders for Atari’s landmark table tennis video game were still pouring in on the…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, PA, Kotakucore, Atari, Pong, Nolan Bushnell, Steve Miller Band


Atari founder Nolan Bushnell loses award after sexism outcry

Major video game industry event reverses its decision to honour Bushnell following claims of improper conductA major video game industry event has cancelled its decision to honour Atari founder Nolan Bushnell after attention was drawn to well-documented examples of a sexist culture at the company he oversaw in the 1970s.Bushnell was due to receive the Pioneer award at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March, recognising his 40 years of involvement in the industry. Together with ...
Tags: Business, Games, Women, San Francisco, US news, Culture, Game culture, Atari, Women in the boardroom, Sexual Harassment, Pong, Nolan Bushnell, Bushnell, Ted Dabney


GDC Rescinds Award For Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell After Criticisms of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior

The organizers of the Game Developers Choice Awards announced today that they have rescinded the Pioneer Award for Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, and announced the award will not be given this year entirely. "The decision follows a day of outcry after GDC organizers announced that Bushnell, 74, had been tapped for the GDCA's lifetime achievement honor," reports Polygon. "News accounts and histories over the past several years have documented a history of workplace misconduct and sexist behavior t...
Tags: Tech, Atari, GDC, Nolan Bushnell, Bushnell, GDCA, Polygon News


The legendary founder of Atari had a lifetime achievement award revoked over his sordid past — and he applauds the decision

One of Atari's co-founders and most prominent faces, Nolan Bushnell, was set to get an award at this year's Game Developers Conference. The "Pioneer Award" was being given to Bushnell, "which honors breakthrough business and game design milestones." Following backlash citing Bushnell's history of conduct at Atari, specifically with regard to female employees, GDC has rescinded the award. "I apologize without reservation," Bushnell said in a statement on Wednesday. Atari co-founder and promin...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Playboy, Atari, Pong, GDC, Nolan Bushnell, Kotaku, San Francisco Chronicle, Darlene, Bushnell, Cecilia D Anastasio, Nolan K Bushnell


Games conference pulls award for Atari founder after outcry

Nolan Bushnell apologized on Twitter for actions that "offended or caused pain" to anyone at his companies.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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GDC Pulls Award After Outcry Over Atari Co-founder Nolan Bushnell

A day after saying it would give Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell its 2018 Pioneer Award, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference have pulled the award, saying they will now award it to no one. The quick change followed 18 hours of outcry about Bushnell’s alleged unsavory behavior toward female Atari…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotakucore, Atari, GDC, Nolan Bushnell, Bushnell, Game Developers Conference, Atari Co


GDC Pulls Award After Outcry Over Atari Co-founder Nolan Bushnell [UPDATE]

A day after saying it would give Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell its 2018 Pioneer Award, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference have pulled the award, saying they will now award it to no one. The quick change followed 18 hours of outcry about Bushnell’s alleged unsavory behavior toward female Atari…Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotakucore, Atari, GDC, Nolan Bushnell, Bushnell, Game Developers Conference, Atari Co