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IT’S ALIVE! Frankenstein’s Monster for Atari 2600

20171030_192034What are some great, scary, classic games to play for Halloween? Castlevania? Splatterhouse? Resident Evil? Haunted House? Clock Tower? Silent Hill? Hello Kitty Cube Frenzy? Yes, all terrifying games in their own ways. But this year, I’m going to talk about an Atari 2600 game that really fits the Halloween bill: Frankenstein’s Monster by Data Age!

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I have this thing: Atari Flashback Portable 2016

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Even though they’ve been out for quite a while, the other day I suddenly and inexplicably had the overwhelming urge to acquire an Atari Flashback Portable. Normally retailing for around 50 bucks, I did a little bargain shopping and found one on clearance for only $28. I figured I couldn’t go wrong at that price, so I made it my own.

I am really glad I did. I love this thing. Continue reading “I have this thing: Atari Flashback Portable 2016”

A tale of two Star Foxes

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Sometimes, things get confusing in this hobby. Especially with videogame titles! Occasionally a game’s name or even content has to be changed depending on the region in which it’s being sold. This can be due to copyright issues, cultural standards, or marketing-based decisions by the publisher. Other times, you run into a situation like what I’m talking about today: in which a kickass, revolutionary, and popular game has the unfortunate privilege of sharing its name with a rightfully-forgotten piece of crap that probably actually directly contributed to the infamous 1983 crash of the whole home videogame market.

I present to you: Star Fox and StarFox.

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A visit to the RGSH Archives

And by “archives” I mean all the boxes of stuff I pulled out of my storage unit when I cleaned it out last month.

Let’s see what we got here…

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I have this thing: Shazam! unreleased game for Atari 2600

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I grew up on videogames and comic books in the ’70s and ’80s. As a huge fan of superheroes in my childhood, one of my favorites was — and still is — Captain Marvel. Continue reading “I have this thing: Shazam! unreleased game for Atari 2600”

Gamer’s Library: Art of Atari – The Book I’ve Always Wanted

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I wanted this book before anyone ever said they were making it.

For most of my life, I’ve wondered about the artists behind the amazing artwork on the Atari home video game boxes.

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