Atari Age is a website that is meant to bring fans of Atari together, and by Atari, we do not mean the current Atari, which makes video games such as Godzilla or Dragon Ball, but rather the Atari that made the Atari 8-Bit Computers, Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, Lynx, and ill-fated Jaguar. This website also keeps the memories of Atari together by homebrewing 2600 games even today.
Not to be confused with the 1980s-era magazine of the same name, but scans of the magazine can be found on the Atari Age website.
The link can be found here.
Tropes associated with the website include:
- Fan Sequel / Fan Remake: Some of the many homebrews released over the years are improved versions of existing games for the various consoles (like improved versions of Pac-Man for the Atari 2600, or Adventure II for the Atari 5200), some are games that didn't even exist during Atari's heyday (like Princess Rescue, Zippy the Porcupine, and Halo), and many are entirely new.
- The Golden Age of Video Games: The main site focuses on Atari systems, but the forum also has active sections for Intellivision, Colecovision, and other Golden Age consoles.
- In Name Only: The attitude to the current Atari out there. Since the original Atari is long gone, and the current Atari is just a French company that bought the rights to the console games from Hasbro Interactive, which bought the rights from JTS, which bought them from the original Atari, so one can understand the attitude.
- Retro Gaming: No, really?!? Atari doesn't make consoles anymore or games so much, it's pretty much In Name Only, of course the fans aren't into retro gaming, Nope, NEVER!