Posts Tagged ‘Atari’

Panic like it’s 1982!

If you’re a Mac user, you are familiar with Panic Inc. (and if you aren’t, you should be ashamed of yourself!). Producers of several fantastic programs, including FTP powerhouse Transmit and programming environment Coda, Panic Inc. certainly has a sense of humor. They recently commissioned Portland, OR area artist Lukas Ketner to produce package artwork […]

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12 Failed Game Consoles and Add-Ons

While some items on this list of failed consoles shouldn’t be there in my opinion (the bottom four items, actually), it’s still interesting to see what companies have tried over the years. The Nintendo 64 Disk Drive in particular is a curiosity. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter if you’re a huge company like Sega or Atari. […]

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Atari 2600 Cartridge Wallet

Spotted at Retrothing.com. While some Atari 2600 games are rare and precious artifacts, some carts are crazy common. There’s practically a DIY genre focused on finding other uses for the stubby chunks of 70’s plastic. This video shows off one crafter’s idea for turning a typical Atari cartridge into a wallet. What makes this particular […]

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Distellamap: Tracing logic in Atari games

Back when I was first learning procedural programming with C, I remember “gotos are evil! Never use them!” being drilled into my head over and over. I would shrug it off, telling myself that I can easily keep track of where I’m going and what the logic is doing. I really wasn’t writing anything complex […]

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