• New York City's subway disaster now has its own 8-bit video game

    3 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Straphangers who want to experience the rolling nightmare that is New York City's subway system from the comfort of their own home are in luck. A new video game called “MTA Country,” which debuted this week, takes players on a treacherous ride through graffiti-lined tunnels filled with electrical fires, broken tracks, and stalled subway cars.
    Users play as Gregg T., the face of the MTA's “New Yorkers Keep New York Safe” safety ad campaign, who has since become a bit of a meme. At the start of the game, Gregg T. jumps into a subway car with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor...
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  • 13 Biggest Video Games That Never Came Out

    13 Biggest Video Games That Never Came Out

    3 monthes ago - By IGN

    Games getting canned is an inevitable part of the industry, but these are the cancellations that hit the hardest.
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  • Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Passes Away At Age 80

    Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Passes Away At Age 80

    3 monthes ago - By GameInformer

    Video game pioneer and Atari co-founder Ted Dabney has passed away at age 80.
    The news comes from close friend Leonard Herman .
    Dabney was instrumental in the early history of Atari and video games, but is often left unsung. Originally one of the people behind Syzygy back in 1971, he helped create much of the company's early hardware, including Pong, one of the biggest games in the world. He eventually left the company under disputed circumstances, with Dabney claiming he was forced out by Bushnell and the board of directors.
    For an in-depth account of Dabney's role at Atari and his many...
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  • Video Game History Foundation explores early names for “video games”

    Video Game History Foundation explores early names for “video games”

    3 monthes ago - By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    Video games, by any other name, would smell as sweet. Which is to say, I dunno, they smell like whatever you smell like while playing them? (Recently, my replay of the Dead Space series has lead to some very sweaty moments. Yes, I'm sweating over video games and I need to go for a walk.) But when did the term get... coined? The folks over at The Video Game History Foundation looked into that question, and watching 1970s journalists trying to agree on terminology is both fascinating and infuriating.
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