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Atari’s Lock n’ Loaded with Getting Recharged!

4 Oct
The Origin of the Atari Logo | Articles | LogoLoungeFans of the classic Atari® brand will be excited! This long-standing game publisher announced three new entries in the Recharged series, a line of revivals of arcade classics for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC for Steam and Epic Games Store, and Atari VCS.
 
The action kicks off with Centipede: Recharged, followed by Black Widow: Recharged on Thursday, Oct. 28, with Asteroids: Recharged and Breakout: Recharged arriving in Q4 2021.  
 

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More than a Retro Ode to a Reloaded Centipede!

28 Sep

CENTIPEDE B logoBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

AdamaVision Studios
Sneakybox Studios

Officially, there aren’t a lot of Atari “Reloaded” titles. To my knowledge, there’s Battlezone VR, Tempest 4K, Missile Command and now Centipede. There’s a few unofficial updates and they don’t hold a candle to the classics unless the company is involved. There is Asteroids, and I’m still searching for a modern remake of Frogger, Pong, Pole Position and Breakout.

Centipede Reloaded is available for the Atari VCS, Nintendo Switch, Steam (PC), Xbox Series X/S, Epic and PS4/5. Aside from blasting apart bugs and ranking up the global leaderboard, this highly addictive game will keep players shooting, bug wranglers cackling and game players shaking a fist at those scorpions. The fleas rain down the screen like they are part of The Matrix far more often when players last longer than ten minutes.

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Selling Your Soul to Dark Deity!

28 Jun

DarkDeity_Deluxe_Hero_01 (1)By Shawn Trommeshauser
(Dreaming in Digital)

Disclaimer: Review copy was supplied
Available on Steam for PC
See me play this game on Twitch (archived).

In the Kingdom of Delian, King Varic is waging a reckless war to avenge the death of his father. However, things are not going well for the demanding ruler. To bolster his forces, he forcibly conscripts every student in his military academy directly into the army. This is where Irving and his companions come into the story. These trainees are pulled into a war they aren’t fully prepared for, and along the way are drawn into an even greater conflict that could upend their entire world.

This is the setup for Dark Deity, a new Strategy Role Playing game developed by Sword & Axe LLC and published by Freedom Games. It’s now available after a successful campaign on Kickstarter in the Summer of 2020.

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Fantasy Shooter Mushihimesama Explodes Onto the Nintendo Switch!

16 Jun

Revealed during Nintendo Direct E3’s Japanese Stream 2021. the arcade fantasy bullet rail shooter, Mushihimesama (虫姫さま, “Bug Princess”), is now available on the Nintendo Switch! This video game set in an imaginative forest world has seen many ports over the years since its debut in arcades. A remixed and reimagined version of Mushihimesama in v1.5 offered alternate soundtracks, mechanics, and bullet patterns.

From bringing the original to the PS2 to spinoffs on iOS, this Japanese styled backdrop from genre masters CAVE Interactive Co., Ltd and publisher Live Wire is now available on Nintendo Switch through the eShop.

Usually these types of games are difficult to master. In what makes these latest arcade style ports easier to deal with includes a toggle to adjust the difficulty level. The goal is to keep on shooting and dodge the rain of lasers, bullets and bombs being tossed at you.

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Retrogaming or SID Programming with The C64?

10 Sep

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

The Commodore 64 was the very first computer I ever owned, and I have fond memories of learning how to type with it. It doesn’t hold a candle to a proper typewriter but if people weren’t playing video games, just what this machine is used for was limited. For myself, I learned how to code in BASIC and tinkered in GEOS (a graphic user interface) to teach myself elementary graphic design before I finally learned C on an Apple Mac in high school.

Nostalgia is more than likely to drive sales as this machine makes a comeback as a retro gaming device. Amusingly enough, Retro Games Ltd  is the maker. Having this focus can be a detriment when I recall the original packaging suggested this computer can do a whole lot more!

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