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...

How Does a 5.25″ Floppy Disk Compare Today? [infographic]

Infographic comparing the standard 5.25″ double-density floppy disk, common around 1987, to current technology: hard drives, data speeds, MW3 (Modern Warfare 3), and even an average iPhone app.  Old vs. New. For additional context around this infographic, check out...

Video Games Killed My College Grades

It was 1992. I was enrolled in the Computer Science program at UTA (The University of Texas Arlington). I lived in a dorm with my best friend from high school. And my college grades suffered due to video games. Throughout high school, my friend and I  lived on...

Atari 2600 RetroReviews | HippoBytes.com – Part 2

Adventure for the Atari 2600 was an epic 8-bit game. It came out Christmas of 1979 and went on to sell 1 million copies making it one of the Atari’s best selling games. Not only was it the dawn of the RPG, it contained video games first easter egg – the legendary gray...

The Stand-Up Arcade Video Game and Evolution

Stand-up arcade games were an icon of the early 80’s. You could not go anywhere without a few meeting you at the entrance of any establishment. Grocery stores would have several lined up at the front, fast food restaurants offered them to all dining patrons, and gas...