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Don’t Look Up: On Sunday Afternoon, an Asteroid Just Missed the Earth

At about 2:15 p.m. EDT Sunday, an asteroid went whizzing by the Earth and "just" missed hitting us by 25,000 miles.

I know that sounds pretty far. But in space terms, it isn't.

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Play ‘New’ Atari Games at Denny’s! [Video]

The folks at Denny's are jumping on the retro bandwagon!

Just like your favorite radio station 98.7 WFGR is a haven for all things retro (especially on Fridays and Saturdays when we are all '80s -- Friday and Saturday night '80s!), Denny's is now giving you three classic Atari games to download on your smart phone or tablet to play while waiting for your food! Choice!

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E.T’s Home Found in the New Mexico Landfill [Video]

As a gaming history geek, it was a very exciting weekend. For years, I have been reading of the rise and fall of Atari and the gaming industry. Many myths and legends have been spoken of over the years, some true and some not. It's not everyday that we get a rare chance to see someone figure out a myth, and front the cost for it. Perhaps one of the biggest myths that was solved this weekend was the infamous 'Atari Landfill Burial of ET.'

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The First Video Game Console I Played Named Atari 2600 [Video]

I was born in 1987. Around this time in video gaming, the Nintendo Entertainment System was dominating the video game market and everyone at the time already forgot about that wood paneled console named Atari 2600. Bleeps and Boops on the screen, and squares battling squares. It was primitive, but for it's time, it was groundbreaking.

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Play Classic ’70s and ’80s Games Online!

Internet Archive just launched The Console Living Room, putting games from five consoles from the 1970s and '80s online for you to play free!

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WFGR Retrovision-Computers!

For Steve the Web Guy, here's the latest WFGR Retrovision installment-Computer Ads from the 70's and 80's! Remember when NO ONE had a computer? Or if the rich family down the block had one, it cost thousands of dollars, or it was a Commodore 64 and the kid was a nerd? Of course EVERYONE has a computer--or a small computer called a smart phone--these days.

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Happy 40th Birthday To The Game That Started It All — Pong

On November 29th, 1972 a game was released that would change the world of video games forever.  It was first released by Atari Incorporated as a multiplayer arcade game.  The game became wildly popular and is now recognized as the first commercially successful video game.  

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WFGR Retromercial: Atari with Don Knotts and Pete Rose [VIDEO]

Wow, here's a blast from the past!  Not only was the Atari all the rage back in the late 1970's and early 1980's but I have never seen this commercial. Do you remember this one?  Don Knotts and Pete Rose doing a commercial for Atari

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Happy Birthday Chuck E. Cheese!

Yep, the big grey mouse is 35! Happy Birthday, Mr. Cheese! Wonder if he celebrates with tokens, pizza, his animatronic friends and tickets? ;) The guy who founded Atari (remember that?) Nolan Bushnell, started Chuck E. Cheese back in 1977. And long after Atari is just a memory to us who played video games back in the 70's, CEC is still around and going strong!

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Check Out This Old Atari Commercial [VIDEO]

Wow! can you believe that at one time this was state of the art?

Check out this retro TV commercial for Atari. The sad thing is that I remember this.

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