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08.08.14 Sophie Weiner

Artist Javier Laspiur’s CONTROLLERS series features simple, shallow focus photos of his arms and hands holding video game console controllers from 1983 onward. We also get a decent look into Laspiur’s long sleeve shirt collection. My Modern Met described the composition: Laspiur creates images that are reminiscent of posters. There’s a picture of the controller in the […]

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07.28.14 Sophie Weiner

Last year, Fuel Entertainment and Xbox Entertainment Studios gained permission excavate millions of Atari games and consoles buried in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico since the early 80’s. The forthcoming documentary Atari: Game Over will trace the history predating this unlikely dig, beginning with the game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — a game so bad, it’s often attributed with bringing down the entire […]

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07.03.13 Andy Cush

You say you can’t wait for all those barbecues and rooftop parties and Usher-curated fireworks happening on the 4th of July, but really, you’re going to be on the computer. And if you’re going to be on the computer on such a beautiful, patriotic day, you pathetic, lonely loser, you might as well be playing a beautifully […]

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06.03.13 Andy Cush

In Alamogordo, New Mexico, there’s a landfill stuffed with 14 truckloads of Atari games, consoles and other hardware. The company dumped the stuff–mostly unpopular or defective games–in 1983, and it’s been sitting there ever since. Apparently, there are literally millions of copies of 1982’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, which, as you can see from the screenshot above, was not […]

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05.14.13 Andy Cush

Google image search “Atari Breakout” right now. Just do it. I won’t spoil the fun for you by telling you what’s going to happen. […]

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05.19.11 Marina Galperina

People old/ironic/nerdtastic enough to know what Atari is will enjoy this series of mock-game visuals from Penny Design. As a throwback to the once-thriving, bootleg market of “lackluster video game tie-ins” vaguely alluding the blockbusters of the ’70s and ’80s, these amusing 8-bit doozies will look lovely on your wall regardless of your age or […]

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