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  • Blog Post: Classic Activision Action Figures Are The Real American Heroes

    In the action figure world, you’d call what Dan Polydoris does “kitbashing” (the act of repurposing and redesigning action figures). In the video game world, we’d call it “correcting a decades old error.” The classic Activision action figures above have all been created... More
  • Blog Post: Conan O'Brien Looks Back At The Atari 2600

    Conan O'Brien's always funny Clueless Gamer series typically looks at the most popular modern games, but for his most recent episode, he looks to the past. Conan tries a handful of Atari games including Missile Command and Pitfall, a game we just wrote a large retrospective on . A fan vote also... More
  • Blog Post: What Pitfall’s Creator Thinks Of Casual Games

    During the Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, we got a chance to interview David Crane, co-founder of Activision and creator of Pitfall. Crane had an interesting take on casual games, which many consider to be a fad. During our interview, we asked Crane if he planned on bringing his current JungleVenture... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Fact: Jack Black Stared In Pitfall Commercial

    A lot of people know that actor Jack Black is a gamer. The comedian played musician Eddie Riggs in Double Fine's 2009 release Brütal Legend but, did you know that Black once starred in an Atari Pitfall commercial back in 1982? Recognize this precocious 13-year-old? There is a new sort-of Pitfall... More
  • Blog Post: The Creator Of The Original Pitfall Announces JungleVenture Kickstarter

    David Crane, the creator of the original Pitfall, has announced a Kickstarter to fund his new game JungleVenture. You can check out the Kickstarter here . David Crane is looking for $900,000 to fund his new game. David Crane was one of Activision's co-founders, but he hasn't been involved with... More
  • Blog Post: This Week In Mobile 8/10/12

    This week holds some unique titles for mobile gamers, from two expertly executed RTS games and a mole-racing game, to a couple of remakes of classic games from the ‘80s. Pitfall Developer: Activision Publishing Platform: iOS Price: $0.99 Just in time for its 30th anniversary, Activision has rebooted... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: It’s Father’s Day

    It's Father's Day today, and we want to know if you have gaming memories with your father. My dad, while always supportive of my hobby (unless somebody needed to rake the yard), has never been into video games. He, my brother, and I dabbled in Myst together, and I got him to try out Guitar Hero... More
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