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Trailer for Atari: Game Over, the E.T. landfill documentary

Simon Brew News Jul 29, 2014

Remember the discovery of E.T. cartridges in the desert earlier this year? Here's the trailer for the accompanying documentary...

What Video Games: The Movie inadvertently says about mainstream games

Ryan Lambie Feature Jul 30, 2014

Video Games: The Movie takes a breezy tour of history, but shows mainstream gaming in a less than favourable light, Ryan writes...

It came from the desert: the legend of Atari's E.T.

Ryan Lambie Feature Apr 29, 2014

As an excavation uncovers copies of Atari's E.T. in the New Mexico desert, we take a look at the history behind the infamous game...

The 1983 videogame crash: what went wrong, and could it happen again?

Ryan Lambie Feature Feb 19, 2013

A thriving games industry was brought to its knees 30 years ago. Ryan looks at what happened, and whether it could do so again...

The story of Breakout

Breakout
Ryan Lambie News May 12, 2011

Atari’s Breakout is 35 years old today, and to celebrate, we take a look back at the making of one of the key titles in the history of videogames...

The Undergarden Xbox 360 Live Arcade review

Ryan Lambie Review Nov 21, 2010

Ethereal, ambient puzzler The Undergarden arrives on Xbox Live, but is there a game lurking beneath the gorgeous graphics? Ryan finds out...

The Cosmos’ Most Ridiculously Implausible Videogames: Polybius - the most mysterious game of all time?

Jason Helton News Nov 30, 2009

Jason investigates the mythical game Polybius. Did it ever exist? Could it be the trippiest videogame ever? Here's what he found out...