Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System coming Nov 2016

Classic Mini Nintendo Entertainment System

While Atari and Sega (among others) have been mining the mini-retro console market for over a decade, Nintendo has remained conspicuously absent – until now. The Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System will be available this November for $59.95. [Pre-order on]

While I’m not the biggest Nintendo fan, this is a very compelling package. Wii controller support, HDMI output and a great list of included games: Continue reading “Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System coming Nov 2016”

Atari 5200 Let’s Play: START (Part 1)

Atari 5200 with Pac-Man cartridge. Public domain image by Evan Amos.

Christmas morning, 1980. I must have been a good boy that year, because under the tree was a new Atari 2600 gaming console.  Along with the Combat pack-in cartridge and the seminal Space Invaders, I was in gaming heaven.  Many fond memories were had, but little did I know at the time that there was something bigger and better around the corner – the Atari 5200. Continue reading “Atari 5200 Let’s Play: START (Part 1)”

Atari: Game Over documentary available for free

Atari: Game Over documentary available on Xbox Video

One of the enduring video game urban legends is that E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 was singlehandedly responsible for the killing the video games.  The game was so bad, it took down the Atari juggernaut and the rest of the industry with it.  Supposedly, there were *so* many returned copies of E.T. from disgruntled customers that Atari had to bury millions of cartridges at an undisclosed location in the desert.  Or so the legend goes. Continue reading “Atari: Game Over documentary available for free”

Colecovision and Intellivision Flashback consoles coming this fall

ColecoVision Flashback

The ColecoVision and Intellivision Flashback consoles headline AtGames’ Fall 2014 lineup, which will be available this October at Toys R’ Us, Dollar General, Sams Club, and other retailers.  While the ColecoVision and Intellivision never achieved the popularity of the Atari 2600 or the Nintendo Entertainment System, they each sold millions of units and are still beloved by many. Continue reading “Colecovision and Intellivision Flashback consoles coming this fall”