The New Atari VCS Johnny Tenspeed's Bicycle Emporium

Biff Goes Full Biff

Posted September 8, 2018 by Ric Pryor

Have you ever had to deal with one of those guys who can't go two minutes without reminding you why he thinks you should think he's important? What am I saying? Of course you have. You're on the internet right now.

File Under: Ataribox

Atari VCS Ad #9: Stevie

Posted July 15, 2018 by Ric Pryor

The latest update on the Atari VCS is we are awaiting an update on the status of the update that was promised two weeks ago.

Stevie Wonder chooses Atari
File Under: Ataribox

A Low Threshold for Quality

Posted July 13, 2018 by Ric Pryor

Threshold might have been a decent game if only the collision detection were a little better. And by "a little better" I mean "existed at all."

File Under: Miscellaneous

Field of Schemes

Posted June 21, 2018 by Ric Pryor

We're three-quarters of the way through Atari's crowdfunding pre-order campaign for the new VCS and so far 11,000 people have paid a combined three million dollars for a thing that doesn't exist. It sort of reminds me of that famous scene from one of my favorite movies.

They come even if you don't build it.
File Under: Ataribox

Cheese Viking Meets Its Violent Demise

Posted June 15, 2018 by Ric Pryor

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding Part 1 - Robin vs. Ra's al Ghul #1 hit newsstands two weeks ago, officially setting a new standard by which the once long and unwieldy Annihilation: Conquest titles are considered concise. Since my only interest in Batman comics is my favorite fake arcade game, Cheese Viking, I didn't get around to reading it until yesterday. Imagine my horror when I saw this:

Cheese Viking meets its violent demise

That's Damien "This Year's Robin" Wayne using some dude wearing black leather's own whip to fling him into Gotham City's only Cheese Viking cabinet, because apparently Fredric Wertham was right all along.

Cheese Viking Meets Its Violent Demise

Damien is appropriately horrified when he realizes what he's done. But, since he was dead for a while himself, he knows better than most that comic book deaths are rarely permanent. Let's hope that's as true for Cheese Viking as it was for him.

File Under: Vikings