Tag: Atari

Atari delays crowdfunded VCS console deliveries until spring

Atari said it has delayed shipment of the Atari VCS game console until the spring, the second time it’s done so for fans who placed their preorders on IndieGogo. It is the latest sign, including a contractor resignation, that the console launch is going slower than planned. Chief operating office Michael Arzt said in a […]

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DeepMind’s MuZero teaches itself how to win at Atari, chess, shogi, and Go

In a paper published in the journal Science late last year, Google parent company Alphabet’s DeepMind detailed AlphaZero, an AI system that could teach itself how to master the game of chess, a Japanese variant of chess called shogi, and the Chinese board game Go. In each case, it beat a world champion, demonstrating a […]

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Atari: Antstream Arcade to bring thousands of retro games to Atari VCS console

Atari revealed today that Antstream Arcade will to bring thousands of retro games to Atari VCS console when the system launches in March 2020. The Atari VCS will sell for $250 as a modern Linux-based game console that can play a lot of classic retro games. It’s one of the big moves that New York-based […]

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The Secret History of ‘Easter Eggs’

Every car can accelerate, brake and turn. But only the Tesla Model X can put on a three-minute dance performance. The windows open, the speakers blast a holiday carol, the exterior lights flash in sequence, the front doors open and close, and the gull-wing doors rise, arch and flap to the music. That roboshow is […]

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Evercade is a new handheld for classic Atari, Interplay, and Namco games

Evercade is a new portable gaming machine partnering with publishers of classic games Namco, Atari, Interplay, and Data East to make it easier to play retro hits like Bad Dudes, Earthworm Jim, and Yars’ Revenge on the go. The handheld is coming out during Q4 2019. A base version will come with one cartridge (Evercade […]

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Atari re-opens preorders for latest design for VCS game console

Atari has revealed its latest designs for the Atari VCS video game console. Atari CEO Fred Chesnais spoke to me about the latest design in an interview. The new machine will be a Linux-based console with a Ryzen processor from Advance Micro Devices, and it will play both old Atari games as well as new […]

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