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How games can teach students 10 times faster, with more sweeping hand gestures

In order to ensure mankind's future as the dominant super-race on this planet, we must activate our youth through education -- and video games. Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has been testing education software for years and says he has created a method of teaching a full high school career...

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Survey: Atari brand awareness low among younger gamers

According to recent survey data provided to Joystiq by E-Poll, Atari brand recognition isn't what it once was. The survey was put together after Atari founder Nolan Bushnell rejoined the company last month. At the time, Bushnell noted that he was "very excited" to rejoin the company, adding that...

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Nolan Bushnell and Tom Virden join Atari board; Harrison and Gardner depart

Apparently Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has ended his recent revisit with game development, as the publisher announced today the addition of Bushnell to its executive board alongside "online entrepreneur" Tom Virden. This is the second executive acquisition announcement that Atari has made in...

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First video of Battleswarm arrives

click to embiggen We're not exactly sure what Battleswarm: Field of Honor dev Gameworld Tech is trying to show us with its first trailer (found after the break) -- other than low production values, that is. We've got some generic space marines running around and shooting things in a third-person...

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Nolan Bushnell working on RTS/FPS hybrid, likes cloud computing (update: first images of Battleswarm)

click to Battle-size Update: Joystiq has been provided with a pair high resolution images of Battleswarm. Find them in the gallery below. Game industry legend Nolan Bushnell is back in the news again, with word from USA Today that he's working on a new online game for the PC. Entitled Battleswarm:...

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Atari founder Nolan Bushnell to keynote LA Games Conference

The man created both Pong and Chuck E. Cheese's pizza, so you'll have to forgive us if we take pause whenever Nolan Bushnell opens his bearded maw. The Atari founder is slated to take the stage at next week's LA Games Conference, and will offer his thoughts on the current crop of consoles as well...

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Bushnell is 'thrilled' to be played by DiCaprio

Direct from our always hefty "Yeah, No Kidding" file, MTV Multiplayer was told last night by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell that he was "very thrilled and honored" to be portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in an upcoming biopic. Yeah Nolan, no kidding. What we're sure is not quite as thrilling to...

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Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Nolan Bushnell biopic

A biopic about Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell has been picked up by Paramount Pictures, with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star, reports Variety. Although we feel "attached to star" is indicative of DiCaprio taking on the role of Bushnell himself, we guess it's equally likely he could star as...

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Pong creator Nolan Bushnell working on MMO

It might not be MMOP (massively multiplayer online Pong), but Nolan Bushnell is definitely up to something in the MMO world, according to a recent interview with Gamespot. No concrete details were given, but the trash-talking industry veteran did confirm that he's involved in at least one...

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Bushnell clarifies 'unadulterated trash' talk, moans about innovation etc.

Following up on Nolan Bushnell's recent labeling of our post-Pong games as "unadulterated trash," Gametap's Curt Feldman decided to have a chat with the Atari founder on the tel-uh-fohn. In the resulting interview, Nolan Bushnell explains that his scorn is just reserved for a "narrow segment" of...

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