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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
" 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

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

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

Don't Call It a Comeback
Nathan Garcia and the board of Austin Pride make good
" varied as Bow Wow Wow, the B-52's, Deee-Lite, Atari Teenage Riot, and White Zombie, among others) is hellbent..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Features Feature by Brandon Watson

SXSW Film: The Whole Enchilada
Red-hot and really long list of all the titles to date
"...Dan Geller & Dayna Goldfine Apple. Intel. Genentech. Cisco. Atari. This film tells the story of a handful of..."

Feb. 2, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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

This Week's Waste of Time
Online tools for sounds and sand
"...realm we move to a sound creator. Make any Atari and Nintendo sound you can think of with this..."

June 10, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

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

Game On Austin
Local video-game developers show their stuff. And beer!
"...of the old-school, Game Over Videogames, will supply the Ataris and Nintendos for the retro lounge upstairs. I'll likely..."

Oct. 8, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

I was a tweenage Journey fan
"..."Don't Stop Believin'," "Open Arms," "Who's Crying Now." An Atari game was created for this album, in which you..."

Sept. 25, 2009 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

This Week's Waste of Time
A free game with romance and action without all the pesky facial features
" plays like a supernatural CW drama for the Atari 2800: Spooky, romantic, simple, and 8-bit...."

Sept. 10, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Ghostbusters Game Review (Xbox 360 / Playstation 3)
Review for Terminal Reality and Atari's Ghostbusters (Xbox 360 / Playstation 3 version)
" part to what one can assume is publisher Atari's desire to get the game out during a lull..."

July 6, 2009 Screens Post by Adam Theriault

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

Arcade Days
Wayne Alan Brenner would walk two miles uphill both ways through a snowbank to get to play Reactor again
"...of it, Game Over, I hear they got the Atari version at that tournament of theirs. But it's not..."

June 26, 2009 Screens Feature

This Week's Waste of Time
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Text-Based Adventure Gaming
"..."interactive fiction" was released in 1984 for Apple II, Atari 8-bit and other primitive binary crunchers. Spoiler alert: 42...."

June 11, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

VHS Forever!
Nakatomi, Inc. T-shirts
"...but not quite as cool as Betamax or old Atari cartridges. But that's just us. Long live the old..."

Jan. 19, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Things That Came: It Might Be Science, But It Sure Ain't Fiction
'Videodrome' and 'They Live,' then and now
"...the age of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and the Atari 800; cable television had already coiled around the family..."

July 25, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

'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

UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 for the Xbox 360
" video game I played was Pelé’s Soccer on Atari 2600, I’m probably pretty easy to impress. “Awesome!” I..."

April 26, 2007 Sports Post by Jeremy Martin

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

'No American Talent': Coming around the Mountain from faraway lands
"...cows, and parachutes. Some of them look akin to Atari graphics due to the large areas of black sky..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

Claus & Effect
The holiday how-to guide for the perpetually perplexed
"...Old-School Video-gamer Console wars? Ha. Maybe if you're talking Atari vs. Intellivision. Gamefellas in Northcross Mall offers an extensive..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Features Feature by Meredith Barnhill

Re: Gift
When a PS3 just isn't in the cards
", most of which look and play like old Atari games. Upon completion of each simple little job, you..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

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

Record review
"...But it isn't as simple as that. The experimental Atari noise of "Thy Crystal Odelisk Shall Assend Into Storm..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

'Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution'
" time and bank accounts. Similarly, the rise of Atari can easily be read as an American folktale combining..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

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