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Google is using old Atari games to teach artificial intelligence how to learn
Mar 17, 2017

Whoever said video games weren’t educational? Google has been using old Atari video games to train its DeepMind artificial intelligence for a few years, and now it’s actually learning how to remember its strategies.

Atari's Swordquest comic finally getting new chapter 30 years later
Feb 21, 2017

It's little more than a footnote for nostalgic video game fans these days, but Swordquest is something truly special for kids of a certain generation. And now it's coming back to life.

Atari agrees to deal to bring Centipede and Missile Command to the big screen
May 16, 2016

Two Golden Age video games are primed for new adaptations to the silver screen.

Atari bringing two of the oldest horror videogames in history back to life
Aug 20, 2014

Good news, classic horror fans — two of the original videogame scare-fests from yesteryear are coming back to life this fall.

Film crew digs up Atari's legendary, long-buried E.T. game cartridges
Apr 28, 2014

If you've ever wondered if that story about the E.T. games buried in a landfill is true, you can stop wondering now.

Answers are coming to urban legend about E.T. Atari games in a New Mexico landfill
Apr 15, 2014

One of the great myths of modern pop culture revolves around rumors that Atari dumped millions of unsold E.T. cartridges in a landfill after developing one of the worst games in history. Is it true?