Most gamers today started off their lifelong passion probably at some point in the ‘80s or the early ‘90s. So it’s inevitable that we get, on occasion, fondly nostalgic of that time period. And let’s be fair, everything was simpler then. With no graphics to worry about and no console wars yet in sight, a certain product dominated the market for quite a while. Older PC gamers today are going to get even more nostalgic, as 100 classic Atari games are to come out on Steam.
- There were 520 Atari games released for commercial use in the United States
- Activision was started by a group of former Atari employees
- Warner Brothers owned Atari at some point; currently it’s owned by a French company
- Atari is a term used in the Japanese game of Go
- The company was created by Nolan Bushnell, who also produced the last game that came out for the console
Everyone’s favorite old timey game console (because it didn’t really have any completion back then) is going to sort of make a comeback sometime this year. Well, not the console per se, but some of the most popular games that ever came out on it.
Out of the total of 520 Atari games that came out for commercial use, 100 of them will be part of the Atari – Steam collaboration, which will result in the Atari Vault.
As awesome as that name may sound, the actual thing will be even better.
100 of the best Atari games ever will be part of the bundle, and they will combine their ‘80s cheesiness and seizure inducing color schemes with new, modern day ranking and multiplayer features.
Only a handful of titles were confirmed as of yet, but more are soon to come, as young and middle aged adults everywhere that started their gaming careers on the Atari 2600 will finally get to replay their most nostalgic games, this time on Steam, and probably competing against their friends’ high scores.
Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, and Warlords are just some of the titles that will surely come out in the Atari Vault bundle, among many others which weren’t yet disclosed to the public.
With the graphics, soundtrack, and gameplay remaining the same, except for most likely the occasional tweaks, gamers will be able to relive the awesome feeling of beating one of those games, but this time on the PC and/or the Xbox One.
So prepare to game again like it’s 1980 and to compete on Steam for arcade supremacy against your friends with the new Atari Vault pack due to come out this spring.
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