Atari Stories February 3

The folks over at Bitmap are unveiling their latest Atari art book. The new Atari 2600/7800: A Visual Compendium looks to celebrate the early days of home console gaming with a series of gorgeous imagery, developer interviews, spotlights on lesser-known home-brew titles, and more wrapped inside of a game room coffee table-worthy package. The seventh iteration in Bitmap’s visual compendium series is now up for pre-order and is scheduled to release in just a couple of short months. Head below the fold for a closer look and more details. expand full story

Atari Stories January 27

A new deal has been inked that will see a series of video game-themed Atari hotels get put up across the US. While the Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded company might not be what it used to be, the Atari brand still carries its fair share of weight among gamers to this day. That, along with the emergence of esports seem to be among the driving factors for the retro game-inspired hospitality development project. With ground scheduled to be broken later this year, you’ll want to head below for more details on what could be the ultimate gamer hotel destination of the future. expand full story

Atari Stories November 28, 2019

expiredAtari’s Flashback 8 Gold HD Console is great for retro gamers, $30 at Walmart

Walmart is offering the Atari Flashback 8 Gold HD Classic Console for $29.99 with free in-store pickup. No-cost delivery is included on orders of $35 or more. This is down from its $65 list price, $50 going rate from third-parties at Amazon, and is the best available. Offering 120 built-in games, you’ll enjoy all of the retro classics that you grew up with. It includes two wireless controllers and can output 720p HD to your TV. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 55% of Amazon shoppers.

Atari Stories October 2, 2019

It’s hard to argue that the last few years have left us with an overabundance of retro consoles. We’ve seen releases from Nintendo, Sony, Sega, and others. Outside of Analogue, many retro consoles offer a limited number of playable games. This is not the case for Atari VCS though, as it is set to offer streaming subscribers access to more than two thousand officially-licensed games. expand full story

Atari Stories September 19, 2019

expiredToday’s Best Game Deals: Atari Classics Switch $20, Yoshi’s Crafted World $47, more

In today’s best game deals, GameStop is now offering the Atari Flashback Classics collection for Nintendo Switch at $19.99. Shipping is free in orders over $50; otherwise opt for in-store pickup to avoid the delivery fees. This one goes for $40 at Amazon and on the eShop with today’s deal being a solid 50% price drop and one of the best we have ever tracked. This is a really simple way to add 150 Atari classics to your Switch library in a single purchase. From Centipede, Missile Command and Asteroids to those classic Atari sports games, this collection has it all. Head below for deals on titles like Horizon Zero Dawn Complete, Yoshi’s Crafted World, Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening pre-orders, Forza Horizon 3, Super Mario Maker 2, and many more. 

Atari Stories June 5, 2019

expiredAtari’s Flashback Console has 105 classics built-in for just $20 (25% off)

GameStop is now offering the Atari Flashback 8 Classic Game Console for $19.97. You can pick it up for free at your local GameStop after purchasing online or hit that $50 free shipping threshold. Originally $53 or so, this has slid down over the last couple years and is now more like $30 at Amazon and had been closer to $27 at GameStop. Today’s deal is the best price we can find. This nostalgic console comes with 105 built-in games including Pitfall!, River Raid, Kaboom!, Frogger, Space Invaders, Centipede and Millipede. It also includes a pair of wired controllers and legacy ports for your original joysticks. Rated 4+ stars from over 60% of the Amazon reviewers. More details below.

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