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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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Journey Escape : Atari 2600 : Retro Review

Journey Escape : Atari 2600 : Retro Review Journey Escape, for the Atari 2600, was released in 1982. Andy why not? Journey’s popularity was peaking with the video game revolution, it was sure to have an audience. I can find no evidence on the actual sales, but a used cartridge seems easily available today, I have to assume quite a few copies...
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Raiders of the Lost Ark : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

Raiders of the Lost Ark : Atari 2600 : RetroReview Indiana Jones made his video game debut in Raiders of the Lost Ark for the Atari 2600,  released in 1982. Wow, what can I say. I played the hell out of this game when I was in 4th grade. And I solved it often. If you asked me 30 years ago, I would have rated this game a 10. It was my favorite game. I tried...
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The Game Preserve – Your Houston Video Game Arcade

The Game Preserve – Your Houston Video Game Arcade Not since I was a kid have I had so much fun in a video arcade. There’s not much to talk about when it comes to Houston. No mountains, no hills, and the closest beach is… well, not what you see in pictures of paradise. I often struggle with telling visitors what to do while they are here....
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Dark Cavern : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

Dark Cavern : Atari 2600 : RetroReview Dark Cavern, for the Atari 2600, was released in 1982. I recently picked this up from a local retrogaming shop here in Houston. I find it tons of fun to pick up many titles for about 3 bucks – what do you have to lose? And you get to build your collection relatively cheaply. The title, Dark Cavern,...
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Lock ‘N’ Chase : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

Lock ‘N’ Chase : Atari 2600 : RetroReview Lock ‘N’ Chase, released in 1982, is obviously a Pac-Man rip off. You are a robber moving around a maze collecting  gold bars (or dots in Pac-Man). You even have opportunities for more points by other objects appearing, in lieu of Pac-Man’s fruit. Instead of four ghosts, you have cops...
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M*A*S*H : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

M*A*S*H : Atari 2600 : RetroReview M*A*S*H, for the Atari 2600, was released in 1983. It’s a pretty cool game base off the popular TV show and released by 20th Century Fox. I am not going to go into detail about how you are Hawkeye and everything, this is purely about the game. You are a medic helicopter who’s mission is to pick...
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Gamers Lingo 101 – Today’s Generation

Gamers Lingo 101 – Today’s Generation Not a typical HippoBytes retro-article, I wanted to do this because I find it fascinating the difference between two generations of gamers, me and my 14 year old son, Drew. Drew got me caught up on today’s gaming terminology. Where I called, “Next game!” in my day, he is in an online world...
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