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Atari and the Internet of Things is a…thing

Some partnerships make sense, like, peanut butter and jelly. Others, like the recent partnership between Atari (yes, that Atari) and SigFox (“the world’s leading provider of dedicated communications service for the Internet of Things”), are a bit more head scratching. Reading the press release it sounds like a pure branding…

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Atari pushing ‘Missile Command’ & ‘Centipede’ movies

File under things I don’t need in my life – a ‘Missile Command’ & ‘Centipede’ movie. While Hollywood struggles for original content and focused more than ever on the super hero (which I have no issues with unless they’re terrible) the video game genre has always been ripe for the…

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100 classic Atari games coming to Steam via the Atari Vault

What has Atari been working on these days? Well, it seems the Atari Vault is one thing. The Atari Vault, under development by Code Mytics, will bring 100 or so classic titles into the modern gaming age via Steam. The Vault will include games like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest,…

Pacapong! The mashup you didn’t know you needed

Your mind is about to be blown. Pacapong is the ultimate mashup of Pac-Man, Pong and Space Invaders. Developed for a Mini Ludum Dare challenge where developers could use any framework at their disposal to build a Pong like game – without explicitly recreating it. With parameters like that you…

World 1-1 explores the early years of video gaming

I always enjoy watching documentaries like this. Love seeing how things were and the impact of early decisions had on the future of gaming. World 1-1 takes us through those early days with Atari – the madness, mayhem and creativity that would lead the gaming industry to where it is…

This is how Skynet starts; by beating you at Atari games

AI has always been a hot topic, from books to film to the real world, but as technology advances we’re quickly stepping into a world where people are actually concerned over it’s progression. That’s a bit deep for this post but the research Google has been working on lately is…

Atari Based iPod Dock – Now You’ve Crossed A Line

I…I…I don’t even know what to say. My only hope is that that was a non-functioning Atari. We here at [8bit] love tech, mods, innovation and cool shit…but this might be crossing a line for us. I feel like someone just ran over my pet frog trying to cross the…

8 Bit Weapon Releases Limited Edition CD and Loop Library

Chiptune masters, 8 Bit Weapon, has performed across two continents with their unique techno/pop sound and have released a handfull of albums with sounds inspired by classic videogame soundtracks and electronic music from the 70’s and 80’s. Sony Creative Software has just released their loop and sample library called, 8…