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Xbox One reveal: “They totally screwed it up” – Bushnell

Xbox One’s reveal and subsequent policy u-turn saw Microsoft screw up. That’s the opinion of Atari founder Nolan Bushnell who, in an interview with VG247 stressed that despite its recent u-turn Microsoft no longer wants to sell you products; it wants you to rent them instead.

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  • Atari has been abused by a succession of shareholders, says founder

    Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has shared his thoughts on the collapse of the company and impending IP sale in a new VG247 interview, in which he said the company has been abused by a succession of shareholders more interested in growing fat off royalties than bringing it into the present with new IP.

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  • Bushnell a little "nervous about" always-online emphasis

    Industry legend Nolan Bushnell has said he’s a bit worried over an always-online future, especially should games stored to the cloud be lost forever if a company decides to shut a server down.

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  • Microsoft will win next-gen war, Sony's online infrastructure is "god awful" - Bushnell

    Atari founder Nolan Bushnell is of the opinion that Microsoft will win the next-gen console war.

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  • Nolan Bushnell: Mobile gaming on the way out

    Navigating the mobile gaming universe can be a nightmare, because, well, there are a whole lot of those games. I play 5-10 new ones every week, in fact, but at the same time it’s rare that a new game will break into the top overall downloads chart. And Atari founder Nolan Bushnell tells All Things […]

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  • Atari founder's favourite game was 'putting competitors out of business'

    Nolan Bushnell, the Atari founder credited with kicking off the games industry in the US, has confessed to deriving more pleasure from the business side of things than games themselves.

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  • Wednesday Shorts II: Bushnell, All 4 One, L.A. Noire, Metal Sonic

    More shorts for your hump day. Try not to get rug burns.

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  • THQ and others feel Cloud gaming is the future

    THQ CEO Brian Farrell is a proponent of Cloud gaming, and believes it has the potential to lower the “entry barrier” into gaming for consumers who don’t wish to spend the cash on a console.

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  • Bushnell "really wishes" he hadn't sold Atari

    Atari legend Nolan Bushnell has admitted regret over selling Atari, which he co-founded with Ted Dabney back in 1972.

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  • Bushnell: Atari's DNA can be used "very powerfully in today's marketplace"

    Nolan Bushnell has said it’s the right time for Atari to capitalize on what made it successful back in day, and feels it’s the “only true worldwide game brand” that’s “recognized and understood”.

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  • Bushnell rejoins Atari as Harrison, Gardner, Bozek resign

    Atari’s announced its founder Nolan Bushnell has rejoined the company on its board of directors.

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  • Nolan Bushnell's Battleswarm: Field of Honor goes Beta

    Gameworld Tech and Nolan Bushnell released a new trailer today for Battleswarm: Field of Honor. Battleswarm is a FPS/RTS game for PC where players choose between team-based, first-person action, representing individual, elite soldiers or acting as the supreme commander of an alien task force, managing hundreds of alien bugs from a real-time strategy point of […]

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  • Nolan Bushnell to keynote LA Games Conference

    Nolan Bushnell will keynote next week’s LA Games Conference. The Atari founder will be chatting about current console offerings and what the future holds for the industry. Other keynote speakers include PopCap’s David Roberts, as well as guest speakers from Facebook, Turbine, and Sony Pictures. The event takes place April 28-29 at the Hollywood Roosevelt […]

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  • Nolan Bushnell is "a big believer in Wii"

    In a long chat with Kikizo, Nolan Bushnell’s reiterated just how big a fan of Wii he is. “I’m a big believer in the Wii. I love the physicality of the Wii controller, and how you can get the feeling of throwing a bowling ball or swinging a golf club. Those are the kinds of games I […]

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  • GDC: VG247 liveblog from the Luminaries Lunch!

    We’re about to go live with coverage from David Perry’s Luminaries Lunch, this year featuring Will Wright, Warren Spector, Nolan Bushnell, Rob Pardo and, the man himself “Big” Dave Perry. The session is the biggest of the big guns waxing lyrical on dev issues. You may well be in for some surprises, so keep those […]

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  • GDC: Luminaries Lunch liveblog at 1.00pm PST, featuring Will Wright and Warren Spector

    The Iwata keynote may be over, but don’t you dare touch that dial. We’ll be liveblogging the Luminaries Lunch at 1pm PST today, and the line-up’s stellar. Will Wright, Warren Spector, Nolan Bushnell, Rob Pardo and David Perry will all be on the panel: you’re guaranteed to get some monster quotes. That’s 1.00pm PST, 8.00pm […]

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  • Bushnell: Online gaming is "not cool"

    Pong creator Nolan Bushnell said at a BAFTA talk last night that online gaming was “not cool,” claiming that face-to-face interaction was the future of games. “Social is buying someone a drink,” he said. “Sitting in a dark room in your underpants talking to thousands of people might seem social, but it’s not cool. The […]

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  • GDC 2009: Wright, Harrison and Pardo confirmed for Perry's Luminaries Lunch

    It’s so on. VG247 has learned this morning that Will Wright, Warren Spector, Neil Young, Rob Pardo and Phil Harrison are all confirmed for Dave Perry’s Luminaries Lunch at GDC next month. The chat takes place on March 25 at 1.00pm PST. The inaugural event at last year’s GDC bore witness to some spectacular quotes […]

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  • Nolan Bushnell to receive BAFTA Fellowship

    According to this GI report, Atari legend Nolan Bushnell’s to received a BAFTA Fellowship. The industry legend will be awarded at the British Academy Video Game Awards on March 10 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. “I am humbled to be selected for this honour from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts,” […]

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  • "47-button controllers" stifling games growth, says Bushnell

    Nolan Bushnell knows what’s what. The games industry only has itself to blame for the fact it’s not truly mass market. And it’s all down to buttons. “I think the Wii by Nintendo is getting games that once again are fun for people who don’t want to make a career out of figuring out how […]

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