By Christian Zibreg on Mar 10, 2013
I’ve always been a huge fan of video games, ever since my earliest days, and the Atari 2600 was my first childhood gaming console (yup, I’m that old). After seeing the other day this 35 years old system finding a new life by becoming a retro-inspired iPhone speaker dock, it immediately brought back fond memories of gaming sessions shared with my friends after school.
A fan tore a broken Atari 2600 apart, making a few clever changes to turn it into an app-enhanced stereo speaker dock. The Atari dock will recharge an iPhone or iPod touch while allowing you to listen to your music or an FM radio. The mod also features six equalizer settings, comes with a remote control of its own and has a 3.5mm jack to connect other audio sources… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 30, 2012
Atari’s Pong video game is arguably one of the most recognizable titles of all time. It first debuted as an arcade game back in 1972, and was later ported to home consoles. And since then, it’s been emulated and copied countless times.
Well yesterday, in light of the game’s 40-year anniversary, Atari released a new version of the timeless classic for iOS called Pong World. And with characters like Chompers and Sir Bouncelot, this isn’t your average 2D tennis match… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 28, 2012
As part of Atari’s 40th birthday, the publisher just announced an interesting promotion that lets you grab all of its classic game ports for the iPhone and iPad totally free of charge.
The Atari’s Greatest Hits app has always been a free download, but each of a hundred Atari 2600 and arcade games found in this collection is normally a paid download through in-app purchases (except Missile Command).
You don’t want to pass on this one, but there are some caveats you should know about… Read More
By Kickstar13 on Apr 7, 2011
If you’re a hardcore gamer that’s into retro gaming, then we’ve got some good news for you. Atari has released Atari’s Greatest Hits, a universal app that brings 100 Atari games, along with the original cabinet and box art, reformatted for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
The app includes 18 classic arcade games and 92 Atari 2600 games available as in-app purchases. Best of all, the app comes pre-installed with the classic Pong game! Read More