Posts Tagged ‘Atari 2600’

What if your Atari 2600 was internet connected, had achievements and leaderboards, DLCs and the like.

well, this pacman video shows what it would look like.

Retrogaming is fun, but retrogamers do understand that Sega fanboys never played Mario, and Nintendo fanboys never played Sonic. Moreover, those of the era of Atari never played new consoles such as Sega Master System or Nintendo Entertainment System.

Console war before Sony and Microsoft went into it. – image courtesy of buzzly.fr

 

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Retrogamers certainly remember the arcade classic Asteroids released by Atari in arcades in 1979 – ported to home console Atari 2600 in 1981.

Well, its back. Stronger, better, and in Virtual Reality.

Attack of the boulders – oculus rift screen view. Image courtesy of cribzero.com

Attack of the Space Boulders is a new take on the same base idea: the player is in a small pod within an asteroid field, and needs to clean it out without being hit. Small differences are that the game is in FPS 3d virtual reality view, and includes “damage” in the virtual cockpit – no more lives and respawns. There’s also a tool to help with distant boulders targeting.

The game even retake the look of old Vector screens to rememorate the old arcade machine! Which is very interesting when seen in 3D.

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It has been long coming. Since cellphones made it to the realms of gaming, since Facebook games have more players than triple-A titles, since Steam and since “live arcades” on consoles… it has been a known fact. One day, there’s not going to be any physical medium required when purchasing video games.

Digital download, full versions of games are already available on most (all) consoles. It is practical for the buyer. As long as there is storage space, all games are stored in a single location (per console.)

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