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Atari Announces Plans for Austin Hotel
Yeah, like the games – but don't get too excited
"...Suite, or grab a drink in the Centipede Lounge? Atari, the one-time giant of the video game industry, has..."

Jan. 28, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Atari Announces Plans for Austin Hotel
Yeah, like the games – but don’t get too excited

Jan. 31, 2020 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Isle of Dogs
Wes Anderson's stop motion wonder is a tail-wagger
"...with the pack. That includes when the young pilot Atari (Rankin) drops out of the sky in search of..."

March 23, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

This Week's Waste of Time
Are we getting too nostalgic with this week's online game?
"...that's fun and frustrating in a way only an Atari imitator can be...."

June 17, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Playing on the Past

June 11, 1999 Screens Feature by Chris Baker

High Scores
"...Old, new, and unreleased video games: Unused, unopened Atari, Coleco, and Intellivision systems and equipment: Atari cartridges..."

June 11, 1999 Screens Feature

Desert Island Games
"...5. Pac-Man(Atari).The familiar yellow head with a missing wedge grew out..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Screens Feature by Marcel Meyer

Bonus Round
"...The word "atari" is taken from the Japanese board game, Go. When..."

June 11, 1999 Screens Feature

The Big Cheese
South by Southwest 1997
"...ATARI TEENAGE RIOT/DIGITAL HARDCORE Electric Lounge, Thursday, March 13..."

March 21, 1997 Music Feature

International Acts at SXSW

March 7, 1997 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Paul Slocum
Modding the game
", Before he received a cease-and-desist letter from Atari, you could also purchase what surely qualifies as the..."

March 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Jeremy Martin

Day Trips: National Videogaming Museum, Frisco
There is more behind the colored pixels of videogame history than meets the eye
"...1972 when Magnavox introduced its Odyssey system. It was Atari who really put gaming on the map. The museum..."

June 17, 2016 Column by Gerald McLeod

Record Reviews

March 14, 1997 Music Review

9 Texas Day Trips That Will Inspire You to Hit the Road
We dip our toe in the nearly 1,500 columns from our resident day tripper
"...1972 when Magnavox introduced its Odyssey system. It was Atari who really put gaming on the map. The museum..."

May 13, 2019 Events Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Aged to Perfection
Classic Game Fest brings childhood favorites to the young at heart
"...and his revenue stream consisted largely of sales of Atari, Nintendo, and other dated consoles and their games in..."

July 12, 2013 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Runnin' With the Wolf
One man takes on the used-game business model
"...this case). "I buy anything and everything," Kaelin says. "Ataris, Intellivisions. I've had Pong machines come through here. We..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Don't Shelve Smart Growth
"...just finished reading Chris Baker's article about the old Atari games ["Playing on the Past," Vol. 18, No. 41]...."

July 2, 1999 Column

"...ATARI 2600 ACTION PACK..."

June 30, 1995 Arts Feature

Insert Coin
How Midway Games dominated the arcade business
"...about Midway and its importance, but not even mentioning Atari feels like half the story is missing (even longtime..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Jennifer Raye's Boa Retina Explores Messy Gender Uncertainty
Tech old and new explores trans issues
"...viewer. Everything from a current PC setup to an Atari 2600 running Raye's own creation offers insight into the..."

June 16, 2017 Arts Feature by James Renovitch

Ever wish you could pixelate Adam Sandler?
"...shapes and patterns the boys memorized from their old Atari and Nintendo games. With the help of a couple..."

July 24, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Classic Game Fest Returns
In our day, controllers had one button, and we liked it
"...of Battletoads or go against others in newly developed Atari 2600 games. That's right, people are still making games..."

July 24, 2015 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

DVDanger: Retro Redemption
Nerd out with The Stream, Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie
"...of you that don't know the story, in 1982 Atari hired gaming genius Howard Scott Warshaw to design a..."

Sept. 6, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

This Week's Waste of Time
Another 50 Independent Games Festival Entrants Get Played. Join the Fun.
" no winner. Instead you should just go to and check out the classic games they have to..."

Nov. 25, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Paging Dr. Mario
Game Over Videogames' Classic Game Fest
"...and Lamar) is organized meticulously, purposefully, and chronologically, with Atari in the front and the nearly cutting-edge PlayStation and..."

June 26, 2009 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

'The World Is Making Us Look Bad'
Can two failed ideas ever amount to greatness without creating more junk?
"...leading to a beanbag chair in front of an Atari console hooked up to a small TV. There is..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Arts Review by Salvador Castillo

The Hungry Bachelors Club
"...identified by their tendency to drink Mr. Pibb, use Atari computers, and communicate by CB radio.) Lacking any brand-name..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Wizards of Austin's Webzines Behind the Curtains
"...a user of pocket protectors. Dungeons and Dragons and Atari 2000 home video games were not uncommon pastimes for..."

March 5, 1999 Screens Feature by Sam Martin

In Person
"...PET, TRS-80, and Apple IIe. He eventually chooses the Atari 800, a computer whose strength is its ability to..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Books Feature

"...non-answers, often in the same interview. Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot expounds on his anarchic musical worldview, flatly..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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