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New Book Celebrates The Art Of The Atari 2600 … And 7800

New Book Celebrates The Art Of The Atari 2600 … And 7800

Bitmap Books, publisher of outstanding tomes filled with gaming history and pixel art, is gearing up for the release of the latest book in its “Visual Compendium” series. Atari 2600/7800: A Visual Compendium covers Atari’s game console history at its highest and lowest points.

Metal Slug: The Ultimate History Is A Very Impressive Book

Metal Slug: The Ultimate History Is A Very Impressive Book

When the folks at Bitmap Books offered to send me a copy of Metal Slug: The Ultimate History, I was picturing something much slimmer than the massive, 452-page tome I received. Who knew SNK’s cartoonish run-and-gun shooter series had such a rich and colourful history?

Here’s What The Unreleased Terminator NES Game Looked Like

Here’s What The Unreleased Terminator NES Game Looked Like

In 1989, Japanese developer/publisher Sunsoft revealed The Terminator, an NES game based on the hit 1984 Arnold Schwarzenegger film. One year later, after Sunsoft lost the movie rights, the game was modified and released as generic sci-fi platformer Journey to Silius. Video game history and preservation site Gaming Alexandria has…