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Atari slot machines

News flash: Atari has signed a deal to produce casino slot-machines based on their classic games — including Pong, Centipede, and Asteroids. As Wim Stocks, their head of sales and marketing, said in a press release:

“There is a huge population that grew up with these Atari games and that audience is still clamoring for ways to recapture the fun of their first gaming experience.”

Heh. Since my earliest gaming experiences consisted of sitting in a dendritical haze while I mechanically shoved an endless stream of coins into glowing machines … why, yes, an Atari-themed slot machine would kinda recapture that thrill, wouldn’t it?

(Thanks to Sean for this one!)

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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