He Played Missile Command for Nearly Three Consecutive Days

Earlier this year, Victor Sandberg broke Missile Command's all-time world record—a mark that had stood since 1982 and was believed to be unassailable. This weekend, he shot for another goal most thought unreachable. In the end, it was. » 12/30/13 3:07pm 12/30/13 3:07pm

He's Played 57 Straight Hours of Missile Command. His Goal is 100.

If you want to watch a Swedish guy tear Missile Command a new one, tune in to this. Around 11 a.m. EST, he beat his world record of 81,795,035, but that's not the goal now. He's trying to play the game for 100 hours, on a single credit. That would be a record across all arcade games. » 12/29/13 1:00pm 12/29/13 1:00pm

YouTube's Newest Easter Egg Turns Any Video Into Missile Command

Go to YouTube. Click on any video. Type: 1980. Voila! You'll be playing Missile Command, protecting the video you're watching from attack. » 8/08/13 3:35pm 8/08/13 3:35pm

Missile Command's 31-Year-Old All-Time Record Has Fallen [Update]

Victor Sandberg of Sweden has been playing Missile Command for more than 52 hours on a single coin, chasing a record that has stood since 1982. The all-time high world record high score of 80.5 million points is held by another Victor, in this case someone named Victor Ali. » 3/17/13 5:30pm 3/17/13 5:30pm

Missile Command Turns 30, Gets Remixed For Multiplayer

Atari is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Missile Command this year, offering up one more playable version of the venerable city defense twitch game, this time online and totally free. » 2/25/10 6:40pm 2/25/10 6:40pm

Atari's Missile Command Bound For The Big Screen?

Missile Command rights holder Atari is banking on Hollywood's creatively bankrupt studios to warm to a movie based on the 30-year-old trackball game in which missiles are commanded and cities are saved. » 2/19/10 7:40pm 2/19/10 7:40pm

Torture In Video Games

At PAX, I had the good fortune to catch Bethesda's Brink demo. While there was a lot of cool stuff in the game worth blogging about, what stuck with me was the use of torture in the game. » 9/10/09 8:40pm 9/10/09 8:40pm

Atari Classics Land On iPhone

Ah, so this is why Atari went and attacked the developers of iPhone Breakout clones » 9/24/08 10:20am 9/24/08 10:20am. Nothing sucks more than having to compete against better versions of your own product. Up now on the Apps Store are brand new versions of Atari classics Super Breakout and Missile Command, both redone with an added Xbox Live…

An Awesome Interview With Missile Command's Mr. Awesome

You can keep your "good v evil" motif from King of Kong, for me, the film's highlight was the appropriately-named Mr. Awesome (aka Roy Schildt). Becase, yes, he was/is awesome. As such, this interview with the man behind the legend - over at The -Minus World - is essential reading. Because if you don't read it, you'll… » 7/03/08 6:00am 7/03/08 6:00am

Retro Sabotage's 20th Edition: Missile Command

Our disturbed friends at Retro Sabotage are all suspender-popping about their 20th sabotage since the site launched shortly before New Year's Eve. Remember, these are flash games that play normally (or close to it) before something goes horribly, comically wrong and beyond your control. » 6/14/08 6:00pm 6/14/08 6:00pm