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The first Atari VCS units should be ready by mid-June – Engadget

The first Atari VCS units should be ready by mid-June – Engadget

Atari’s repeatedly delayed VCS console is nearly ready two years after its announcement. The team has revealed that the first 500 (or so) Atari VCS production models should leave the factory by mid-June. That will still leave the majority of Atari’s 11,597 crowdfunding backers waiting, but the team “cautiously” expects that production for those will…
Xbox architect sues Atari over unpaid work on crowdfunded console

Xbox architect sues Atari over unpaid work on crowdfunded console

Paying the piper — More signs of trouble as VCS project continues creep toward long-delayed launch. Kyle Orland - Apr 3, 2020 8:50 pm UTC The $250 base system (with 4GB of RAM) doesn't include either of these two controllers. The "one button" joystick has an extra button on the shoulder. Note the red highlights…

Atari 8-Bit Display List Interrupts: An Advanced Tutorial

Atari 8-bit Display List Interrupts: An Advanced TutorialRevision 1, updated 3 Dec 2019 This is a tutorial on advanced Display List Interrupts (DLIs) for the Atari 8-bit series of computers. In a nutshell, DLIs provide a way to notify your program when a particular scan line is reached, allowing you to make changes mid-screen. DLIs…

Mastering Atari, Go, Chess and Shogi by Planning with a Learned Model

Authors:Julian Schrittwieser, Ioannis Antonoglou, Thomas Hubert, Karen Simonyan, Laurent Sifre, Simon Schmitt, Arthur Guez, Edward Lockhart, Demis Hassabis, Thore Graepel, Timothy Lillicrap, David Silver (Submitted on 19 Nov 2019) Abstract: Constructing agents with planning capabilities has long been one of the main challenges in the pursuit of artificial intelligence. Tree-based planning methods have enjoyed huge…
Atari VCS’s former architect returns to Kickstarter with new boardgame tablet

Atari VCS’s former architect returns to Kickstarter with new boardgame tablet

Rob Wyatt, the system architect of the original Xbox, has launched a new Kickstarter for the Gameboard-1, a 16-inch by 16-inch tablet designed for tabletop gaming. Wyatt launched the campaign as part of The Last Gameboard, a company which he co-founded along with its CEO Shail Mehta, and where he currently serves as CTO. The…
Atari disputes reports that its retro-inspired console is doomed

Atari disputes reports that its retro-inspired console is doomed

Atari put out a lengthy development update for the Atari VCS console earlier this week, on the same day that The Register reported that the project is experiencing significant difficulties. One source with knowledge of the project reportedly described it as a “shit show,” and the console is reportedly shaping up to be more of…
The Atari Lynx’s 30th birthday gift is a bunch of new games

The Atari Lynx’s 30th birthday gift is a bunch of new games

Not only did the Lynx have a backlit color display, it came with 16-bit graphics and scaling and rotation, a feature usually reserved for arcade boards of the time. That might not sound that crazy today, but this was over a year before the Super Nintendo would launch, with its conceptually similar "Mode 7" feature.…
Atari founder’s Alexa-powered board game is out now – Engadget

Atari founder’s Alexa-powered board game is out now – Engadget

Alexa could add color and suspense to your murder mystery game nights if it's getting a bit stale lately. X2 Games, created by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell and Hollywood creative director Zai Ortiz, has released an Alexa-powered board game entitled St. Noire. And, yes, it's exclusively available through Amazon. To be clear, you won't be…
Atari founder’s Alexa-powered board game is out now

Atari founder’s Alexa-powered board game is out now

Alexa could add color and suspense to your murder mystery game nights if it's getting a bit stale lately. X2 Games, created by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell and Hollywood creative director Zai Ortiz, has released an Alexa-powered board game entitled St. Noire. And, yes, it's exclusively available through Amazon. To be clear, you won't be…
Atari 2600 rarity Extra Terrestrials goes on sale for $90,000

Atari 2600 rarity Extra Terrestrials goes on sale for $90,000

A steal at twice the price — Extremely limited 1984 release was practically unheard of until 2011. Kyle Orland - Jul 13, 2019 12:30 pm UTC For just $90,000, all this can be yours. "Proof" that this isn't just a modern reproduction cartridge. The label has been removed, but it can be reattached. Extra Terrestrials…

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Samsung to launch foldable smartphone in September – Japan Today

South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced Thursday it will release its cutting-edge foldable smartphone in September, despite a trade dispute between Seoul and Tokyo which analysts say will affect delivery. Tokyo earlier this month restricted export to South Korea of several key materials crucial to its world-leading electronics and smartphone companies, including market leader Samsung.…

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