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Posts tagged “Nolan-Bushnell”

Battleswarm: Field of Honor, Bushnell’s Revenge

Nolan Bushnell, the Old Man Of The Mountain Of Videogames, whom we saw chat to a crowd in London recently, has put his name to a new, free TPS/FPS/RTS hybrid game: Battleswarm: Field of Honor. I know! Here's the lowdown: "Battleswarm allows up to six players to take control of soldiers in team-based, first- or third-person shooter mode, arming themselves from a huge arsenal of…

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Nolan Bushnell: “Games Are Good For You”

I've just had the pleasure of sitting in on a talk by Nolan Bushnell, co-creator of Pong and founder of Atari. He's currently in That London to collect his BAFTA videogames fellowship, which is of course richly deserved. As Will Wright, in a pre-recorded appearance, puts it, "It's hard to overstate Nolan Bushnell's influence in the videogame industry." Highlights of the great man's cheerful words…

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All Downhill Since Pong

Well, this is a little disheartening. Nolan Bushnell, creator of Pong and founder of Atari, reckons we're all wasting our time. ""Video games today are a race to the bottom," he reckons in this interview at Electronic Design. "They are pure, unadulterated trash and I'm sad for that." While I'm with him in so much as the distressing popularity of Halo 3 makes me pray…

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