A hot take on Todd Rogers’ Dragster record loss

  The Atari 2600 has been in the mainstream media a little more than usual lately (which is to say it’s been in the mainstream media at all). On January 29, 2018, no less of a tony publication than the Washington Post published a story on Twin Cities’ revocation of Todd Rogers’ 36-year standing record … Continue reading A hot take on Todd Rogers’ Dragster record loss

A short list of my favourite online video game vloggers and bloggers

Well, it looks like it’ll probably take me longer than usual to post my regular review post (I had a feeling Quest for Quintana Roo would be time-consuming). Thankfully, my days in the newspaper industry required me to always have ideas to fill column-inches, and to me the same thinking applies to the empty space … Continue reading A short list of my favourite online video game vloggers and bloggers

CNet review of Atari Flashback 8 Gold: a rant

To be a hardcore Atari 2600 fan means constantly defending the console against the same old stupid complaints over graphics and sound and Pac-Man and E.T. and so on and so forth, even among fellow classic gamers. However, most classic gamers will at least concede the importance of the system to the history of video … Continue reading CNet review of Atari Flashback 8 Gold: a rant

Why the Atari 2600 and why now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ZLov8Xne0 Unless you’re already under its spell, a perfectly reasonable question you may have is why in the world would anyone want to blog about the Atari 2600 in 2016. Heck, I ask myself that question. Is it early onset dementia? The hopelessness of a middle-age man whose past looks brighter than his future? It’s … Continue reading Why the Atari 2600 and why now?