Achievement Unlocked: Activision’s Real-Life Reward System

Achievement Unlocked: Activision’s Real-Life Reward System After a posting I made on facebook, I felt the sudden drive to make a blog review about Activision’s real-life rewards for their Atari, Coleco and Intellivision games. Adam and I have gushed about how Activision was the best third-party developer for Atari back in the day, numerous times already; this...
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The Castlevania Adventure: Game Boy: RetroReview

The Castlevania Adventure: Game Boy: RetroReview Though I like Castlevania, I haven’t played many games in the series; this would be the third I’ve finished. Like many other Game Boy games this was made to be pretty straight forward, it isn’t difficult to figure out the objective or the controls for that matter, its the execution that...
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Dolphin by Activision : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

Dolphin by Activision : Atari 2600 : RetroReview Like previously stated by my colleague, Adam, Activision was one of the first quality developers to make video games for a popular home console. Side note: A lot of the original programers for Activision had their start at Atari, but left to form their own company after being denied individual credit for...
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From Monochrome to 3D – The Evolution of Nintendo’s Handheld

From Monochrome to 3D – The Evolution of Nintendo’s Handheld One of the most memorable Christmases I had growing up was when I got the original Game Boy. This was the very first portable gaming system I ever owned; probably one of the first handhelds anyone has ever owned! It was the first of its kind; aside from the countless variations of the Game & Watch...
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The Atari XE – Atari’s 8-bit gaming console

The Atari XE – Atari’s 8-bit gaming console It seems every popular publisher during the late 80’s attempted to jump on the 8-bit bandwagon. Though Atari wasn’t new to the world of 8-bit programming, they did develop a home gaming console in hopes of re-joining the competition; in lieu of the sluggish 2600 and 7800 sales. The Atari XE (XEGS) was...
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An Ode to Physical Games – Tales of a Dying Medium

An Ode to Physical Games – Tales of a Dying Medium Nostalgia plays a big part in why gaming is important to me. Those moments as a kid were only highlighted with some of the warm memories attributed with the challenging gameplay, characters, and music associated with the classics on consoles such as the NES and Genesis. Getting a new game, even to this day...
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