19th February 2013

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Shamus was a knife-throwing robot who liked to dress like Doctor Who. Released in 1982 by Synapse Software for the Atari 800 and Commodore 64. Artwork by Tim Boxell.

Shamus was a knife-throwing robot who liked to dress like Doctor Who. Released in 1982 by Synapse Software for the Atari 800 and Commodore 64. Artwork by Tim Boxell.

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9th February 2013

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The cover for the comic that came with the Atari 2600 version of Centipede (1982).

The cover for the comic that came with the Atari 2600 version of Centipede (1982).

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24th January 2013

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Some beautiful Millipede arcade cabinet art.

Some beautiful Millipede arcade cabinet art.

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17th January 2013

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Gravitar (1982) arcade marquee by Atari. They wanted to make a combination between Lunar Lander and Asteroids.

Gravitar (1982) arcade marquee by Atari. They wanted to make a combination between Lunar Lander and Asteroids.

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17th December 2012

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BurgerTime VS. BurgerTime VS. BurgerTime VS. BurgerTime, 1982-87

I’ve always been a big fan of the Commodore 64 cover for this game.

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10th December 2012

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That’s not a salad.

That’s not a salad.

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5th December 2012

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Picnic Paranoia (1982) by Synapse Software for the Atari 800XL.

Picnic Paranoia (1982) by Synapse Software for the Atari 800XL.

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2nd December 2012

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For a while, Atari was including mini-comics with games. Some comics had to do with the specific series, but most were “Atari Force” (1982), a team of multicultural future people who are REALLY into Atari. I can’t help but to love this. I also wonder if they included the Indian with the enlarged red bindi on his forehead because it’s similar to the red button on Atari joysticks. It was the early 80’s, so I’m going to assume yes. Martin Champion, the leader of the group, won three gold metals in the 1996 Olympics. Yeah, not as far into the future as you thought, is it?

This team was redesigned completely for volume 2, when DC turned it into a legitimate comic rack comic.

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27th November 2012

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Just look at the joy on his face. You wouldn’t suspect that he was ending the lives of all the people in that habitation dome. CBS3 cover for Cosmic Avenger (1982) on Colecovision by Universal.

Just look at the joy on his face. You wouldn’t suspect that he was ending the lives of all the people in that habitation dome. CBS3 cover for Cosmic Avenger (1982) on Colecovision by Universal.

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6th November 2012

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Angler Dangler (1982), released in arcades by DECO/Data East.

Angler Dangler (1982), released in arcades by DECO/Data East.

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