Pitfall!'s Creator Likens His Fame to Being a Child Star

There were a lot of one-hit wonders in the 1980s, but David Crane isn't one of them. The Activision programmer was behind Decathlon for the Atari 2600, Ghostbusters, one of the first great film-to-game adaptations on PC, and later, A Boy and His Blob. But he'll forever be known as Pitfall!'s creator, almost typecast… » 9/08/12 4:00pm 9/08/12 4:00pm

Console Gaming's Oldest, Still-Standing Record Was Set 30 Years Ago…

Many video game records are thought to be extremely difficult, if not theoretically impossible to beat. There's one out there that may in fact be physically impossible to surpass. It's the fastest time in Dragster, an Activision title by Pitfall! creator David Crane, and the mark was set 30 years ago today. » 9/01/12 4:00pm 9/01/12 4:00pm