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Jordan Mechner’s Deathbounce released

Before Prince of Persia, before even Karateka propelled him to game developer stardom, Jordan Mechner wrote Deathbounce — a game similar (maybe too similar) to the arcade smash-hit Asteroids. Your ‘ship’ must shoot bouncing balls and avoid colliding with them to survive. Only your quick reflexes, trigger finger and an energy shield stand between you […]

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Jack Tramiel dies

Update: Jack’s passing has been confirmed. Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore Portable Typewriter Company which later became Commodore Business Machines and then Commodore International, has reportedly died.  Though the major news services have yet to pick up on it, posts are beginning to appear on the popular Atari boards and on Twitter.  Tramiel at one point was interested in […]