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For a special treat: Search Google Images for Atari Breakout

Google Images / Atari Breakout

In need of a little video arcade action from the past? Head over to Google Images and take a break from your routine.

Apparently it’s the 37th birthday of the classic Atari game Breakout, and if you type “Atari Breakout” as a Google image search query, you can play the 1970s/1980s brick game right inside your browser.

Play classic Atari games and enter to win an Atari Flashback 2+, iCade & iPad

Pepsi Throwback and Atari are teaming up to launch the Pepsi Throwback Atari Arcade on Pepsi Throwback’s Facebook page. From June 17th through the end of the year, fans will be able to play a different classic Atari game each month and each week’s highest scorer will win an Atari Flashback 2+ gaming console.

On top of this, fans can enter to win an iCade and iPad loaded with Atari’s Greatest Hits just for stopping by the tab. Pepsi Throwback is kicking it off with the all-time favorite Asteroids game.

Totally Tubular ’80s Toys: Taking 80’s toys ‘to the max’

Totally Tubular '80s ToysLove toys? Love toys from the decade of the 80’s even more? Well, do we have a book for you! Whether you’re a collector, reconnecting with your childhood or simply a toy fanatic who wasn’t even born in the 1980s, you’ll love Totally Tubular 80’s Toys.

Totally Tubular 80’s Toys is filled with super rad toys and bodacious memories, Totally Tubular ’80s Toys  is a righteous ride back in time when Madonna ruled and Spinal Tap amplifiers went to 11. You’ll find everything from He-Man to Cabbage Patch Kids, Trivial Pursuit to Rubik’s Cube, Transformers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Pac-Man to Mario Bros Donkey Kong-as well as lots of fun and smiles.

You’ll enjoy:

  • A Year-by-year look at the greatest toys of the ’80s
  • Awesome color photos featuring more than 500 fabulous toys and period shots of the people who made the decade gnarly
  • Lists of the top 10 TV shoes, movies, and music for each year

About the Author:

A child of the ’80s, Mark Bellomo is an enthusiastic and passionate toy collector, and one of the leading toy authorities in the country. Bellomo has authored a number of books, including Transformers: Identification and Price Guide and two editions of The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe, 1982-1994, published by F+W Media.

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Atari’s ‘Haunted House’ is back with updated graphics

Haunted House Atari Video Game

Haunted House,” a game released in 1981 for the Atari 2600 console, makes its spooky return just in time for Halloween season.

The game returns players to the Graves Mansion as the grandchildren of the original character, Samuel Silverspring, who search for the lost pieces of a magical urn.

Game producer Roland Lesterlin said that re-imagining “Haunted House” was part tribute and part balancing act.

“When the game was originally released in ’81, it was the original survival horror, thriller game,” Lesterlin said. “We wanted to bring back the nostalgia and make a game that parents can play with the kids.”

The original game came with small comic books to explain what went horribly wrong at Graves Mansion. Lesterlin said journal pages from Graves, his wife and Grandpa Silverspring are scattered throughout the levels to reveal the back story from each person’s point of view.

“The journals reveal how Zachary Graves went insane after the death of his son. His wife describes how she watched him deteriorate,” he said. “It really tells the entire story about how this place went wrong.”

New players will get an arcade-style game that is easy to play but challenging as they progress. Older players will find a game that feels nostalgic but still exciting, with new twists and turns.

Available at Amazon.com:

Haunted House by Atari Inc.  – Nintendo Wii

Haunted House [Game Download] by Atari  – Windows 7 / Vista / XP

Haunted House for Atari 2600 by Atari Inc.  – Atari 2600