Internet gods release classic video games for free

The Internet Archive is a non-profit dedicated to giving permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. God bless them because now they are giving us access to the best of arcade games from the 70s and 80s.

The insanity of E.T. the Game

Stories of failure are often far more interesting than stories of success, and in video games, there was probably no bigger flop than E.T. the game.

Steve Jobs was very hard to work with

The former creator of Atari has penned a book called Finding the Next Steve Jobs: How to Find, Hire, Keep and Nurture Creative Talent. It sounds like if you see one, cross the street or run away.

Atari files for bankruptcy, hopes to raise some cash

Iconic games developer Atari has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, in an effort to split from its parent company.

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell is back

You probably know Nolan Bushnell as the creator of Pong and Atari. And yes, the guy even gave us Chuck E. Cheese, for better or worse (probably worse).

Happy birthday Pong!

It seems incredibly primitive by today’s standards, but Pong is indeed one of the most important games in history.

E.T. gets an iOS makeover

This year marks the 30th anniversary of E.T., which hit theaters during the incredible genre summer of 1982.

Custom Atari 2600 PC is epic

The 80's were all about video games for me, especially after my dad brought home an Atari 2600 for Christmas.

GameStop eyes the classics

We recently ran a story about how games are becoming more realistic than ever with today's technology, but I'm not sure this is such a good thing. 

Atari and Microsoft bring classic arcade games to browsers

As a child of the 80s, I spent every moment I could in the arcade. One of my favorite games? Lunar Lander.

Atari: Sex, drugs and video games

There are plenty of places in the world that would make for great soap opera material.

The pendulum swings of the gaming industry

The fast-paced and hyper-competitive gaming industry isn't exactly known for its stability.

Commodore legend Jack Tramiel passes away

Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore International, passed away on Sunday at the age of 83.

Atari offers $100K to best Pong app maker

There's a big prize at stake if you can make a ball bounce between two sides of a screen.

Gaming down in 2011

As we’ve often reported on TG, gaming isn’t exactly a stable business to be in, even when times are relatively good.

Game dev tracks pirates, sends mass legal threats

If you've been playing an illegal version of the game The Witcher 2, the game's developers have been watching you.

Is Hollywood threatened by video games?

The world of video games can best be described as somewhat manic depressive. One day it's going like gangbusters, and the next it's fallen off a jagged precipice into a downward spiral. 

E.T. - the biggest disaster in video game history?

In movies, titles like Heaven’s Gate and Plan 9 From Outer Space are synonymous with disaster, with cars it’s the Edsel, and in gaming, it’s the video game adaptation of E.T.

Classic Atari games come to Android

The app that became an instant classic for iPad and iPhone owners has finally made its way to Android devices.

The manic depressive nature of the video game market

I’ve always been surprised by the relatively manic depressive nature of the video game market.