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Atari Nerd Retro Inter-Web Mash up – May 7, 2009

Atari Nerd Retro Inter-Web Mash up - May 7, 2009

What's new (and old) in the world of Retro Atari consoles, computers, and what not.

Atari 2600
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Play 50 Classic Atari 2600 games online, free (in java or emulated in java).
- Retro Thing has a very cool article on Georgia Tech students attempting to emulate the actual ugly CRT TV look of original 2600 games.
- Retro Thing also has an exclusive video of the Flash Back 2 portable.
- The latest edition of Retro Gaming Times Monthly has two nice Atari articles: 1. The Quest to obtain the 2600 Phoenix High score; 2. How to Make 2600 Games in batari Basic.
- Old Skool Game reviews Kung Fu Master for the 2600, 7800, and NES
- The SFGate has a great article on the 5 best 2600 games of all time.
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Stage Select reviews Hero for the 2600
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Will Wheaton drags his 2600 out of storage and blogs about the experience
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Wii 2600 Emulator (cool!)
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Classic Gameroom HD reviews 2600 Demon Attack

Atari 5200
- The Retroist pod cast does the 5200
- Classic Game room HD reviews 5200 Galaxian
- Classic Game room HD reviews 5200 Missile Command

Atari 7800
- Old Skool Game reviews Kung Fu Master for the 2600, 7800, and NES
- Vintage Computing and Games Retro Scan of the week and Discussion Topic: Atari 7800 Alien Brigade.
- Classic Game room HD reviews 7800 Xevious
- Classic Game room HD reviews 7800 Pole Position 2
- Classic Game room HD reviews 7800 Ninja Golf

Atari 8-bit Computers
- Atari Mania has some cool magazine scans. Check out issues 2 and 3 of ROM for the Atari Computers

Atari ST
-The Joy of Sticks has a feature on the long at last release of the ST version of Jaguar XJ220.
- Matty has a review of Treasure Trap (Amiga, ST, DOS).
- Guardians of the paST adds The Dragon Lair Series, the Freescape Series, Ninja Rabbits and more.
-Matt and Bill from the great Armchair Arcade site have published the 5th FREE extra chapter form their fantastic book, Vintage Games, on Rogue. They mention the ST version. make sure to pick up a copy of the printed version of the book if you like this chapter.

Atari Lynx
- Rob2600 Blog has a nice article on the Lynx - his 6th grade graduation present.
- Video Game Trader has some new Song Bird releases for the Lynx.- Distant Lands and Ultravore

Atari Jaguar
- Atari Age reports that a new game, Mad Bodies, has been released for the Jaguar.
- Angry Video Game Nerd does the Jaguar (part 1, part 2)

Various other Atari, etc
- Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell to do Donkey Kong battle at e3!!!
- Check out the always great Retro Gaming Round-Up show.

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