Atari Flashback 7 Console Giveaway Winners

Our Atari Flashback 7 console giveaway was a huge success! We were inundated with heaps of drool-worthy retro entries, making picking the winners all that more difficult!

We congratulate the winners, Tim Barnett and Daniel Cook for their great retro photo entries. Hope both Tim and Daniel enjoy their Atari Flashback 7 console prize!

If you want to see the other awesome retro pic entries, head on over here.

Winner 1: Tim Barnett:
“This blanket took 400 squares and 5 months for my wife to crochet. That’s retro love!”

Winner 2: Daniel Cook
“The summer of 89/90 – the greatest summer of my life. Where me and my bro would stay up all night spending hours and hours on my newly acquired and much loved Commodore 64. Ahhhh… retro gaming heaven”

“Meanwhile back in the 80s…where a young boy (with his tragic retro haircut) would dream of killing rapidly descending aliens in his sleep” – Daniel Cook

Thanks to our great friends at Five Star Games for supplying the Atari Flashback 7 console prizes!

 

WIN: Atari Flashback 7 Classic Gaming Consoles

Attention peeps: We are giving away 2 x ATARI FLASHBACK® 7 CLASSIC GAMING CONSOLES!

Yep, you read that right, our good friends at Five Star Games have provided us two brand new Atari Flashback® 7 classic gaming consoles to giveaway to our awesome audience!

For your chance to win, head over to our Facebook giveaway and post your most retro gaming related photo in the comments section!

So what are you waiting for, go and snap your most retro gaming related pic and enter the giveaway for your chance to snag a cool console!

If you don’t know what the Atari Flashback® 7 classic game console is, then here is what you need to know:

The console features 101 built-in Atari 2600 games. These games include Frogger and Space Invaders, along with all-time Atari 2600 classics like Asteroids®, Centipede™Jungle Hunt, Missile Command®, and Pong, among many more. The console includes two wireless controllers, styled like the Atari 2600 originals, and two legacy (DB9) controller ports for optional wired joysticks or paddles for that nostalgic hit!

image source: Five Star Games

 

Atari To Make New Gaming Hardware

There is nothing more exciting than hearing that one of your favourite video gaming companies from your childhood is about to launch new hardware!

We know that the new Atari is nothing like the old, but hearing that they are teaming up with Gameband to create a new wearable gaming product, we did let out a little squee! With lots of teaser tweets (see below), we are anxiously awaiting further news on this new Atari product that lets you play Atari classic games in a whole new way! We’ll update this post as more news comes to hand.

Just an interesting tidbit – according to the Gameband website, they are launching their Terraria and Atari Edition products via Kickstarter on February 8.

image source: Atari

 

Atari ST Gaming: The AtariCrypt Magazine

Atari ST fans rejoice! We finally have an exclusive magazine we can all drool over (and tease our Amiga friends with)!

The ST Army Of Two, Steve Gregory & Darren Doyle (aka: Ataricrypt) have joined forces to bring us a very special Christmas gift for 2016: the ‘AtariCrypt Collection Volume One‘ magazine – packed with 70 pages of awesomely curated Atari ST content!

This “FREE” digital magazine can be downloaded from the AtariCrypt site. Although the mag is free, there is the (voluntary) option to reward Steve and Darren for their hard work in bringing us this brill mag!

source: AtariCrypt

 

Press Play On Tape: Atari’s 8-Bit Legacy

pressplayontape18The tape is rewound, the counter set to zero, and that means only one thing: it’s time to Press Play on Tape! This month, Alex, Daz and Aaron are joined by Aleks ‘Serby’ Svetislav from Weird and Retro to take a look back at Atari’s 8-bit computer range. Alex runs us through Atari’s lineup, spanning from the Atari 400 to the ST-inspired 130XE, before handing over the Serby to discuss his beloved XE Games System!

After picking Llamasoft as publisher of choice for this month, the crew discuss the many weird and wonderful games they’ve given us over the years. The group also discovers that Jeff Minter’s games were responsible for them getting the Atari Jaguar, Nuon and the PS Vita!

On a more subdued note, it’s with great sadness that this episode sees co-hosts Alex and Darren leave the Press Play On Tape podcast. Both have made the difficult decision to step down from regular hosting duties in order to focus on other projects. The show will go on, but they both will be missed.

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy this month’s episode!

This episode of Press Play On Tape along with all previous podcasts can be found on Podbean and also iTunes – we’d love it if you gave us a review while you’re there. It all helps!

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blahjediAaron Clement
Tassie based retro gaming guy. Father of 3 and married to the very tolerant Kellie Clement. Coffee powered!

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Atari Gets Connected In The Home

Atari_Sigfox_IoT_TitleAny time Atari is in the news, we can’t help but get excited or at least our ears prick up at the mention of the once-behemoth of the video gaming industry.

This time round Atari isn’t bringing a new gaming console to the market, but they are teaming up with Internet of Things (IoT) communication specialist Sigfox to develop a set of new products for the connected home with plans to cover everything from your own safety to that of your cats and dogs. At this point in time, the product categories will include home, pets, lifestyle and safety. Product development is set to kick off this year, with more information coming in the near future. Stay tuned!

source: gizmag

 

Ben Heck’s Portable Atari 2600

Atari 2600 featured 2In this episode of The Ben Heck Show, Ben makes an awesome hand-held Atari 2600 by pulling apart the original chips and wiring the entire circuit manually, 3D printing a custom case, and adding a screen and rechargeable battery – wow! Check out the video to see just how he did it.

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Source: The Ben Heck Show via Technabob

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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