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1UP on games that stand the test of time

1UP revisits some of the games that continue to hold interest long after their introductions:

http://www.1up.com/do/feature?pager.offset=0&cId=3151130

I, for one, was shocked to see that I'd missed "The Ur-Quan Masters", based on the Star Control 2 source.

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 09:59:31 on 06/05/2006

Castlevania history at 1UP

Those of you who are really into the neoclassic era and specifically Castlevania will maybe find this interesting:

http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?bId=7102227&publicUserId=5379721

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 09:57:50 on 06/05/2006

Atari gets delisting warning

Atari has been warned that it will be delisted if it doesn't bring its share price back up:

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=15274

I'd guess we'll likely see either a buyout or a reverse stock split before that happens.

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 22:25:25 on 03/11/2006

Atari CFO resigns

More on Atari's financial woes:

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=15016

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 08:35:18 on 03/02/2006

X-Arcade Trackball available

X-Gaming has released the X-Arcade Trackball. It's built to the same standards as the legendary X-Arcade Joystick and works with any game that supports a mouse:

http://www.myaffiliateprogram.com/u/xgaming/t.asp?id=60749&p=trackball.shtml

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 23:40:33 on 02/18/2006

Joystick Junkies has a new site

Check out the latest in classic video game fashion:

http://www.joystickjunkies.com/

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 23:31:17 on 02/18/2006

Atari sinking deeper

More on Atari's financial troubles:

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=14288

Sometimes I think the Atari name is cursed and it just doesn't matter who owns it.

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 22:29:39 on 02/18/2006

The Video Game Swap

There's a new auction site out there that'll be of interest to video game collectors:

http://www.thevideogameswap.com/

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 02:47:18 on 01/04/2006

Space Invaders Evolution

Rising Star has announced "Space Invaders Evolution" for the Sony PSP. It's due to be released in November.

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 22:12:07 on 10/01/2005

Taito Legends U.S. release

Taito Legends will be available through Sega in the U.S. on October 25, 2005 for the XBox, PS2, and PC. The full title list is as follows:

Space Invaders (1978) Phoenix(1980) Space Invaders Part 2 (1980) Colony 7 (1981) Electric Yoyo (1982) Jungle Hunt (1982) Zoo Keeper (1982) Elevator Action (1983) Great Swordsman (1984) Return of the Invaders (1985) Bubble Bobble (1986) Gladiator (1986) Tokio (1986) Exzisus (1987) Plump Pop (1987) Operation Wolf (1987) Rainbow Islands (1987) Rastan (1987) Super Qix (1987) The New Zealand Story (1988) Operation Thunderbolt (1988) Battle Shark (1989) Continental Circus (1989) Plotting (1989) Volfied (1989) Ninja Kids (1990) Space Gun (1990) Thunderfox (1990) Tube It (1993)

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 21:22:47 on 10/01/2005

GameTap

Turner has announced GameTap, a service that allows you to downloaded an unlimited number of classic video games ported to the PC for a flat monthly rate:

http://www.gametap.com/

The service should be available this fall.

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 07:20:07 on 09/06/2005

Taito Legends collection announced

XPlosiv has announced "Taito Legends", a collection of Taito arcade games for the XBox, PC, and PS2. The titles included are:

Battle Shark Bubble Bobble Colony 7 Continental Circus Electric Yo-Yo Elevator Action Exzisus Gladiator Great Swordsman Jungle Hunt New Zealand Story Ninja Kids Operation Thunderbolt Operation Wolf Phoenix Plotting Plump Pop Rainbow Islands Rastan Return of the Invaders Space Gun Space Invaders Space Invaders part II Super Qix Thunderfox Tokio Tube It Volfied Zoo Keeper

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 01:42:44 on 09/05/2005

Namco announces a new Dig Dug title

Namco has announced a new sequel to "Dig Dug", titled "Dig Dug Digging Strike". DDDS will have above- and below-ground action, new enemies, bosses, etc. It'll be available for the Nintendo DS this fall.

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 19:52:01 on 08/27/2005

X-Arcade dual joystick for $119.95

XGaming has a promotion running: A limited number of the two-player version of the X-Arcade joystick is available for $119.95 with free shipping instead of the usual $149.95:

http://www.xgaming.com/two-playerp.shtml?KBID=60749

If you want one, you'll need to hurry!

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 08:21:13 on 08/27/2005

Wired on Classic Gaming Expo

Wired has some coverage of the Classic Gaming Expo:

http://www.wired.com/news/games/0,2101,68628,00.html

Section: Classic Video Games and Vintage Computers -- Submitter: Greg (14940) -- 18:02:38 on 08/24/2005

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