Tag Archives: Nolan Bushnell
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 20:59 BST
Atari founder Nolan Bushnell is of the opinion that Microsoft will win the next-gen console war.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 22:19 GMT
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 D that an environment like that will burn out developers.
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 | 02:57 BST
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.
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 | 22:06 BST
More shorts for your hump day. Try not to get rug burns.
Tue, Aug 24, 2010 | 15:30 BST
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.
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 | 17:30 BST
Atari legend Nolan Bushnell has admitted regret over selling Atari, which he co-founded with Ted Dabney back in 1972.
Sat, Jul 24, 2010 | 19:15 BST
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”.
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 | 11:08 BST
Atari’s announced its founder Nolan Bushnell has rejoined the company on its board of directors.
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 | 21:46 BST
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 view.
The game is currently in Beta, and if you want in on it all you have to do is sign up.
Games’ set for next month, and the full press release is below with Beta details, along with the video which comes courtesy of Joystiq.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 | 17:52 BST
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 Hotel.
A full list of speakers can be found here.
Thu, Apr 02, 2009 | 17:59 BST
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 really like,” he said.
“I would be playing first-person shooters with my kid, except that those are games in which you have to have such fast circuits. My kids just whack me, so it’s no fun – I hate to lose. I like games where you can use stealth and guile.
“As you get older, it’s like the difference between playing squash and racketball. Squash is an older man’s game, because if you’re stealthy and wily, you can beat a better-co-ordinated and stronger, younger person.”
Mr Atari also went on to discuss his past, Wolfenstein, and his BAFTA fellowship.
Read on through the link.
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 | 19:49 GMT
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 peepers peeled.
It’s scheduled to start at 1.00pm PST, or 8.00pm GMT. Get all the updates after the break.
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 | 17:49 GMT
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 GMT and 9.00pm CET. See you then!
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 | 11:18 GMT
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 public space is always going to be here.”
Bushnell added that the main reason a Martini is more expensive in a bar than making one at home is because “the bar has people around”.
The pioneer’s current project is uWink, an “entertainment dining experience” where people are able to play games via interactive video terminals at tables.
Fri, Feb 20, 2009 | 09:20 GMT
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 addition of Wright and Blzzard boss Pardo to the line-up for 2009′s panel will only add weight to what was dubbed “GDC’s best session” last year by some.
Discussion will be about the future of the industry, new concepts in technology, recent non-gaming related developments and entertainment trends.
It’s invite-only, Ringo. We’ll be there, obviously, which means you will be to. See how that works?
Thu, Jan 29, 2009 | 10:43 GMT
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,” said Bushnell
“The British people are not only great game players but have historically been some of the best game creators. The pub culture and country house drawing room environments have been instrumental in spawning games and game players through the centuries.
“I am very grateful to receive an award from the people with a history of creating and embracing this type of entertainment.”
Congrats, Nolan. Good luck with the movie.
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 | 09:01 BST
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 to run a 47-button controller,” the Atari-founder told Next-Gen.
“I think that the business right now should be much, much bigger than it is. If it were evenly spread over all demographics and age groups, it’d be huge. But it’s not. It’s basically an 18 to 28 year-old male dominated business of about 15 million. That’s where most of the traffic is. Casual games on the net add to that, but they’re all network-based.”
More through the link.
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 | 17:08 BST
“I’m very, very thrilled and honored that would be the case,” he said.
Bushnell’s spinning a little that the movie’s going ahead, from the sound of it.
“There’s been a lot of books [about Atari],” he said. “Some correct, some incorrect. I’ve kind of gotten used to being portrayed by others. I kind of thought that [a movie] might happen. I kind of thought that it wouldn’t happen until maybe after I was in the ground for a little while.”
More ramblings through the link.
Mon, Jun 09, 2008 | 09:52 BST
According to this Variety report, Leonardo DiCaprio is to play Nolan Bushnell in a film titled “Atari”.
“Although Bushnell’s life rights had long been pursued by various suitors, Hecker and Craig Sherman convinced the gaming pioneer that they could do his unique story justice,” says the site.
Good Lord, says VG247.
No date on the film as yet.
Sat, May 24, 2008 | 20:26 BST
Speaking at yesterday’s Wedbush Morgan Securities annual Management Access Conference, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell said that games piracy will soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new chip.
“There is a stealth encryption chip called a TPM that is going on the motherboards of most of the computers that are coming out now,” he said.
“What that says is that in the games business we will be able to encrypt with an absolutely verifiable private key in the encryption world – which is uncrackable by people on the internet and by giving away passwords – which will allow for a huge market to develop in some of the areas where piracy has been a real problem.”