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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

Sound Unseen Drops Full Playlist
Online music film fest adds Bee Gees, Sound of Metal
" 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

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

Jan. 31, 2020 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

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

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 Chron Events Post by Gerald E. McLeod

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
" 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

"...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

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

SXSW Film Review: A Space Program
An artful trip to Mars; h/t Ed Wood, Méliès, the Eames, Mother Ann Lee
" 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

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

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

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