Category Archives: Atari
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 | 14:41 BST
Special Forces: Team X, a PC game in development at Zombie Studios, has been announced as a downloadable release for fall.
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 | 02:57 BST
Nolan Bushnell, the Atari founder credited with kicking off the games industry in the US, has confessed to deriving more pleasure from the business side of things than games themselves.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 | 04:20 BST
In celebration of Atari’s 40th birthday today, iOS users can download 100 classic Atari titles free of charge.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 23:53 BST
Here’s a couple of neat anniversaries for you. As noted by GoNintendo, we have two birthdays this week. Atari turns 40 on June 27; gloss over the great crash and remind yourself the company was responsible for making video games a thing people understood, paving the way for the NES and, you know, our entire industry. Meanwhile, king of the arcade Donkey Kong, the father of Mario, hits 30 years on Saturday. Bless.
Tue, May 29, 2012 | 14:38 BST
Atari has appointed former Gameloft executive Olivier Rameil as European sales and marketing director. In his new position, Ramiel will head up the firm’s mobile and online games division which oversees the firm’s XBL offerings in the region. “Atari’s shift in strategy to mobile gaming represents an incredible opportunity to bring great new games based on some legendary intellectual properties to a contemporary audience,” said Rameil. “The company has already achieved demonstrated success in the US mobile market with Atari’s Greatest Hits, Breakout: Boost and Asteroids: Gunner, and I look forward to expanding upon this success in the EMEA market.” Atari announced earlier this month it was reaffirming its commitment to the mobile space, stating with putting Unlimited 2 developer Eden Games up for sale. Thanks, MCV.
Tue, May 15, 2012 | 07:23 BST
Thu, May 10, 2012 | 15:05 BST
Atari has announced its library of mobile games has exceeding 10 million downloads across iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices in less than a year. The milestone comes on the 40th anniversary of Atari and Pong, for which a $100,000 Pong Indie Developer Challenge contest is currently under way. Consisting of cash prizes and publishing agreements for the top 10 finalists, developers tasked with reimagining Pong for iOS devices. The top 20 semi-finalists were recently announced on May 1 and selected from nearly 90 total submissions, all moving on to compete for a spot on the finalist rankings for June 19th.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 | 22:36 GMT
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is just one step on the journey to a brand new Baldur’s Gate sequel.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 | 00:11 GMT
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 | 00:46 GMT
“We’ve got a really special announcement coming up tomorrow,” transitioning publisher Atari has announced on Twitter. The company’s properties include Dungeons & Dragons and MMO Tera, but the company sold off Cryptic Studios last year and has refocussed on social and mobile gaming drawing on its back catalogue of classic properties.
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 | 13:53 GMT
CD Projekt has said The Witcher 2 moved 1,110,055 units on PC in 2011. The digital version sold 270,000 through digital distribution services, and 40,000 of those were through GoG.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 | 17:02 GMT
TorrentFreak has said the European arms of publishers such as Atari, Codemasters, Square Enix and Ubisoft are targeting pirates by asking them to pay €800 for each title downloaded illegally. According to the torrent site, the publishers are contacting the accused by tracking IP addresses, something CD Projekt stopped doing last week. The issue with tracking IP through torrents is that the majority of clients do not use the customer’s IP address when uploading or downloading. So, while some legitimate pirates could be caught using this method, innocent people could be caught in the middle as well. Thanks Gamefront.
Tue, Jan 03, 2012 | 21:58 GMT
Atari has reportedly embarked on a crusade to take out iOS games with similarities to its extensive portfolio of classic arcade titles.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 | 16:14 GMT
Bummed that you’re not able to play Star Wars: The Old Republic at launch? Well, Champions Online developer Cryptic Studios has a bit of a treat for you. The company launched a new character archetype (re: class) that bears more than a passing resemblance to a Sith lord.
The character wields what are essentially two red lightsabers, and is clothed in a dark hood and cape. Could it possibly just be a coincidence that this is coming out a day before the official launch of SWTOR? No, not really. Picture after the break. More »
Fri, Dec 09, 2011 | 08:50 GMT
More than a year after they were initially first promised, Eden is set to finally introduce bikes into Test Drive Unlimited 2.
Fri, Dec 02, 2011 | 10:48 GMT
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 20:57 GMT
Atari and Cryptic have released the second trailer for the Neverwinter MMORPG, based on the Dungeons & Dragons lore. In Neverwinter, players choose to become one of five D&D classes who will in turn form five-person co-op groups with other players or AI. Players can also create their own storylines and quests by utilizing the game’s content generation system, presently codenamed Forge. Neverwinter for PC is scheduled to release in Q4 2012, and will be part of a multi-platform release event, which includes a book trilogy from R. A. Salvatore and a tabletop RPG from Wizards of the Coast.
Mon, Oct 03, 2011 | 08:24 BST
The latest developer blog entry for Star Trek Online has detailed the new Duty Officer System that will allow players to recruit and control the actions of their junior officers when the game goes free to play (F2P) later this year.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 | 14:17 BST
The executive producer of the Champions Online and Star Trek Online dev has announced he’s to boldly go on to pastures new but will Kling-on until the end of the month. No more puns, I promise.
Wed, Sep 07, 2011 | 19:09 BST
Atari has announced RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D for release on 3DS during March of next year. This is the first time the series has been made available for handhelds. The title is new, not a port, and will include standards like Coaster Creator and new modes such as Coaster Story, which contains tutorials and park challenges. Another addition is Park Sandbox mode, and the option to share your parks with other players. Thanks, Gamasutra.