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Book Review: Art Of Atari
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Art of Atari review

Art of Atari
Hardcover | Kindle
Written by Tim Lapetino
Foreword by Ernest Cline
Afterword by Robert V. Conte
Dynamite Entertainment
Publication Date: October 25, 2016

Art of Atari, a lavish book which covers all things visually historic and celebratory regarding the storied, pioneering video game company, is out in bookstores now, and without question, if there ever was a must-have book for the video game zealot, the pop culture maven, or the scores of gamers in between, this is it.

Absolutely essential from cover to cover and irresistible in its one-two dazzling punch with its presentment of facts and a literal overstuffed yet 100 percent effective usage of photos containing pretty much every single facet of the company’s output that required some sort of art, Art of Atari leaves no stone un-turned, not even the most minute pebble. From the packaging of the boxes for its line of 2600 VCS games to the sides and front of its successful and now almost legendary line of arcade coin-op games, and advertisements that stretched from stark simple white background designs with a spectrum of colorful game boxes to the most rebel rousing and sensory lifting art of the highest caliber, it’s all showcased this hardcover tome, and then some.

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Geek Gear: E.T. Atari Video Game Shirt ‘8-Bit Legend’
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Atari E.T. Shirt 8-Bit Legend design

The $11 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is called “8-Bit Legend” by pacalin and its design was inspired by the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the story of the unearthed copies of the movie’s tie-in Atari E.T. video game.

The sale began at Teefury today, Friday, May 9, 2014, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $11 anymore, though it will continue into the next day for $14 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).

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The Drill Down 324: Extra-Terrestrial Booty
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et-atari-dig

This week, Google+ may be dead, but Google self-driving cars are…on a roll, Can police search cellphones without a warrant?, Denmark in Minecraft, 3D printed prosthetics, and a long-lost legend is unearthed in the desert…all this and more…

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Treasure Trove Of Unsold Atari Video Games and Gear Unearthed In New Mexico Landfill
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E.T.

Proving that there is usually a true story behind every urban legend, construction crews recently uncovered an enormous cache of intact, unsold Atari video games and software that have been buried in a landfill located in the desert near the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, for over three decades.

Among them were the notoriously awful E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial tie-in game that Atari spent millions of dollars to license and create and went on to become a major money loser for the company. Though it initially sold 1.5 million copies upon its release in December 1982, over three million copies were left to collect dust on retailer shelves across the country. Reviews were scathing and within months the game was being discounted for a fraction of its original price. When the hype dissipated, Atari was left $75 million in the red, a staggering loss that nearly destroyed the once-powerful company and left it highly vulnerable to an endless influx of competitors on the growing video game market.

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The Drill Down 280: The Troll Hunter
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Patent Troll Sign

This week Google nixes face recognition on Glass, the US Supreme Court OKs DNA swabs, Zynga axes 250 employees, Did Apple conspire with e-book publishers?, and President Obama puts the hammer down on Patent Trolls…

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Geek Gear: Classic Video Game ‘NEStalgia’ Shirt
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Classic Video Game NEStalgia Shirt

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a classic videogame-themed shirt called “NEStalgia” by Melee_Ninja.

The sale began at Teefury today, Sunday, September 2, 2012, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $10 anymore, though it might continue into the next day for $13 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).

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Watch The Trailer For ‘Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime’ Video Game
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Ghostbusters Sanctum of Slime

The Ghostbusters are back in action in video game form this Spring with a new game, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. Game publisher Atari is bringing the franchise back, as they did in the 2009 game, Ghostbusters: The Video Game. This time around however the game will be downloadable, and not feature the original Ghostbusting team. Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will instead feature a foursome of rookies off to save New York City from another paranormal infestation.

You can check out the trailer below to see the action for yourself.

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Watch Now: Video Game Consoles Through The Years
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Atari PongIn honor of Geek Appreciation Month, we here at Geeks of Doom would like to direct your attention to a really cool video compiled by the good folks over at Elder Geek which shows every video game console ever made!

You can watch it below.

This video is a great piece that has not only pictures of every console, but video game music as well from music from 8-bit games all the way up to today’s video game music.

I have to tell you I fell in love with this video, because it is such a great tribute to all the great and not so great consoles of the past and current day. I hope you enjoy this video, which runs about 23 minutes. I saw the first console I ever owned in this video, it was the SEGA Genesis.

Leave a comment here below telling us what your first gaming console was. Did you spot it in this video?

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Geeks of Doom Invade New York Comic Con 2009; A Call For Reader Questions
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Geeks of Doom Invade New York Comic Con 2009With the New York Comic Con just around the corner, Geeks of Doom is poised to cover the convention for readers and provide wall to wall coverage of the event. I will be manning the convention floor providing video coverage of the event but, loyal readers, I need your help.

I am planning to do video interviews with various comic artists, writers, and just about anyone who wants to do an interview with me. Here are some of the interviewees I have lined up so far: Artist Khoi Pham , Artist Mitch Breitweiser, Southpeak Games, Atari, DC universe online (possible interviews with Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, and mystery guest), the cast of Dead Like Me and S. Darko.. and more.

So this is where you folks come in: I am going to come prepared with a bunch of questions but I thought, maybe some of our readers have some questions for our interviewees. Do you want to know something about the Atari’s upcoming Ghostbusters game? Want to know more about Southpeak’s Velvet Assassin? We’re giving you a chance to ask these questions! Just drop Geeks of Doom a line at (clickable linky). Please make sure you label in the subject line as NYCC 09 Question.

Ask any question you want for any one of the guests on the NYCC roster and I will do my best to track them down and have them answer it. (I seriously will do that if the question is good enough, I have no shame so I can definitely go up to a person and ask them a question.)

I should have more interviewees soon, so send in those questions!

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