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J.C. Herz's Multi-track Mind
Have We Become a Joystick Nation?
"...Missile Command" or an equivalent sentiment: "I loved my Atari 2600." "I stole money from my mom to buy..."

March 6, 1998 Screens Feature by Adrienne Martini

Recommended
"...edited by Christopher Gray RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, ATARI TEENAGE RIOT..."

Sept. 5, 1997 Music Feature

Cream of the Tech-Top
The Year in Multimedia
"...7. PuttPutt Saves the Zoo (Humongous). 8. Tempest 2000 (Atari). 9. Phantasmagoria (Sierra Online). 10. Wing Commander IV (Origin)...."

Jan. 5, 1996 Screens Feature

MIDI Pioneer George Alistair Sanger The Fat Man
"...out of business." He started doing music for the Atari 800 series, and then Atari reorganized. "What I didn't..."

June 16, 1995 Music Feature

Sound Unseen Drops Full Playlist
Online music film fest adds Bee Gees, Sound of Metal
"...in Huntsville, Ontario back in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home studio, the cassette featured seven tracks of a..."

Oct. 21, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Composer Nathan Felix Transitions to Video During Quarantine
Short, simple films of mundane tasks analyze human condition
"...surrounded him. He attended his first show at Stubbs; Atari Teenage Riot opened for Smash Mouth and Sugar Ray..."

July 17, 2020 Music Post by Nataleah Small

6 ACL Music Festival Picks for Friday
National, international, and local faves the fest's first day
"...Miller Lite stage Kaytranada's output remains sparse. The skittered, Atari-electronic single "Dysfunctional" accounts for his 2019 releases. Montreal's mercurial..."

Oct. 4, 2019 Music Feature

Galactic Protector
"...dropped big clean melodies from Seventies/Eighties soundtracks into an Atari valley of bottom-rich binary fantasy while avoiding the contemporary..."

Sept. 27, 2019 Music Review by Rick Weaver

Smino Slays in Emo’s Sell-Out
St. Louis rapper gave the Nikes off his feet
"...and Jeffrey Thompson turned “Coupe Se’ Yern” into an Atari loading screen. Drummer Ralph Gene provided kick on the..."

April 29, 2019 Music Post by Derek Udensi

Dog Days at the Alamo
Special Isle of Dogs screenings for National Dog Day
"...figures of the film's dogs and their human pal Atari...."

Aug. 9, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Ernest Cline: Kings of the Nerds
Austin author adapts his Spielberg homage Ready Player One with Spielberg himself
"...documentary that he made that I appeared in, called Atari: Game Over, which was about digging up E.T. cartridges..."

March 30, 2018 Screens Feature by Moisés Chiullán

My Gear: Bob Mustachio
An annotated look at the equipment behind the A/V experimentalist
"...1) Atari Video Music: A short-lived graphic display generator from 1977..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

The Difficulties of Dining With Kids
Is the restaurant industry making a bad situation worse?
"...younger audiences to video games. Bushnell, who worked for Atari at the time, conceived of a family-friendly entertainment complex..."

March 3, 2017 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Crowdsourcing Medical Data Through Gaming
UT’s Simulation and Game Applications Lab helps researchers reach further
"...Last year at SXSW, Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, made a statement that video games were the key..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Screens Feature by felix morgan

The Mystic Western Game Jam Looks to the Stars
Local game collective Juegos Rancheros needs you to pick your favorite
"...While observing an evolving desert landscape rendered in sumptuous Atari-esque graphics, the player uses the keyboard to generate and..."

July 5, 2016 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

Do Me Baby! Austin Does Prince
Only Bowie may have prompted era peer the following year
"...Royal Company Scam imbuing “Let’s Pretend We’re Married” with Atari percussion, Beastie Boys’ bomp, and a skosh of X...."

April 27, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Toys in the Attic
There's something for the kid in all of us at the Austin Toy Museum
"...prototype of the unreleased Alien vs. Predator for the Atari Lynx. It's a little glitchy. He said, "You'll be..."

April 15, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Interactive Announces More Featured Speakers
J.J. Abrams, Susan Glasser, Winklevoss twins, Geena Davis top the list
"...Patriarch Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, Chuck-E-Cheese, and more, brings his impressively successful children together..."

Feb. 8, 2016 Screens Post by James Renovitch

One in a Crowd: Sword of Gary 6000
Local Renaissance man Zach Hall looks to Kickstart a video game
"...team includes programmer Zeke Brill who has worked for Atari, Lucas Arts, DreamWorks, and others. General video game handyman..."

Feb. 3, 2016 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Setting the Table
How Thanksgiving meals make their way to Austinites in need
"...admits back then he would rather have been playing Atari, those memories surfaced when Richard Bagdonas, who founded Operation..."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Ernie Cline Gets His Game on With Armada
Novelist Ernie Cline's Eighties arcade love fuels his new sci-fi blockbuster, Armada
"...Later, Cline read a magazine article about Atari's Battlezone, a rudimentary 3-D tank game, and how it..."

July 31, 2015 Arts Feature by Michael Berry

Blur
"...2" distortion atop a Gorillaz-like industrial anime, and the Atari rock of "I Broadcast" updates the oneupmanship UK bash..."

July 31, 2015 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

SXSW Film Review: A Space Program
An artful trip to Mars; h/t Ed Wood, Méliès, the Eames, Mother Ann Lee
"...to land a rover on Mars? Just use an Atari Lunar Landing game. Neistat and Sachs give us a..."

March 17, 2015 SXSW Post by Andy Campbell

Old Is the New New
Classic Game Fest
"...Spice Jr. shows how to make your very own Atari game. You can also check out Game Over Videogames'..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

SXSWedu: Are Legos the Next Edu Wave?
Playfulness enters the classroom
"...As the designer of Pong and co-founder of Atari, Bushnell is often dubbed the god­father of video games,..."

March 14, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Twang Twang Shock-A-Boom ‘Cutz’ New Music
Chris Searles revisits the cult local trio’s salad years
"...recorded and mixed via email and text, thus the Atari-themed cover art,” says the local. “We’re ‘using technology’ to..."

Dec. 10, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

SXSWedu: Diane Ravitch Will Take the Stage
Leading testing critic joins Teach for America, NCLB architects
"...father of computer gaming, having invented Pong and founded Atari. The term visionary is easily bandied about, but as..."

Nov. 20, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Head
This intensely personal look at depression and personal demons provides a showcase for Trouble Puppet's builders and puppeteers
"...like a cross between pure steampunk and an Eighties Atari 2600 game console – lots of bright lights and..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

Darkness in the Heart of Town
Will Sheff, one step forward, two steps back
"...There are references to Atari games and taping songs off the radio, which is..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Music Feature by Michael Corcoran

When Steve Jobs Was Fired, and Other VC War Stories
SXSW alum 'Something Ventured' debuts Monday on KLRU
"...Ever wondered how companies like Atari and Apple first came to be? Their origin stories..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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