Category Archives: Atari
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 | 22:18 BST
It was bound to happen eventually: Clueless Gamer Conan O’Brien has filmed his session with a game always on one of those “Worst Games of All Time” lists, and one which even has its own purported landfill. That’s right. Conan’s latest segment on games is the Atari 2600′s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. See how he fared with it below.
Thu, Jul 04, 2013 | 05:49 BST
Xbox One’s reveal and subsequent policy u-turn saw Microsoft screw up. That’s the opinion of Atari founder Nolan Bushnell who, in an interview with VG247 stressed that despite its recent u-turn Microsoft no longer wants to sell you products; it wants you to rent them instead.
Wed, Jul 03, 2013 | 10:17 BST
Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has shared his thoughts on the collapse of the company and impending IP sale in a new VG247 interview, in which he said the company has been abused by a succession of shareholders more interested in growing fat off royalties than bringing it into the present with new IP.
Wed, Jul 03, 2013 | 06:06 BST
Belgian developer Appeal has recovered the rights to open-world adventure Outcast.
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 | 15:31 BST
Publisher Nordic Games has acquired both the Desperados and Silver IP from troubled publisher ahead of Atari’s property auction next month.
Sat, Jun 01, 2013 | 22:43 BST
Fuel Industries, a Canadian game developer, has been given a permit from the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, to excavate the landfill where Atari reportedly buried many, many copies of E.T. and other broken or unsalable merchandise back in 1983.
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 09:00 BST
Atari is looking to sell off its IP to bidders separately after it failed to find a sole buyer for its entire catalogue. The troubled company is looking for a minimum of $22.2 million for all franchises combined.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 14:55 BST
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 22:19 GMT
Navigating the mobile gaming universe can be a nightmare, because, well, there are a whole lot of those games. I play 5-10 new ones every week, in fact, but at the same time it’s rare that a new game will break into the top overall downloads chart. And Atari founder Nolan Bushnell tells All Things D that an environment like that will burn out developers.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 | 02:05 GMT
This weekend, Swedish gamer Victor Sandberg set out to take the Missile Command record, set in 1982 by Victor Ali with a score of 80.5 million. The determined arcade fan livestreamed his attempt, which lasted over 56 hours, and eventually took the crown by bowing out with 81,796,035 points. You can watch a recording the stream, or just check out this clip of the record being surpassed, and Sandberg’s eventual game over. The original Missile Command was released in 1980 via Atari and Sega.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 21:20 GMT
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 22:52 GMT
Atari has sourced $5 million in debtor-in-possession financing from Perella Weinberg Partners, which would allow it to operate through bankruptcy, Polygon reports. Perella plans to assist Atari in selling off its assets, but this role and its offer of finance must be approved by a court. Atari is apparently already in possession of $2 million and would receive the remaining $3 million if approved. Atari filed for bankruptcy late last month.
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 | 09:39 GMT
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 | 02:35 GMT
Cryptic Studios has added a number of new features to its user generated content suite, the Foundry.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 | 03:43 GMT
Pong, often considered the first real commercial video game, turns 40 on November 29. To celebrate, Atari took part in the annual City Lights festival in Kansas City on Friday, building an enormous version of the stripped-back tennis sim which had been nominated for a Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Game of Pong. See it in action through the break.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 | 15:25 GMT
Microsoft’s Major Nelson has spilled the beans on two new Xbox Live Arcade additions this week. The quirky strategy title Planets Under Attack, and a remake of Atari classic Warlords. Get details and screens below.
Fri, Nov 02, 2012 | 17:43 GMT
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is now planning to launch on November 28, two days ahead of its last scheduled release date.
Tue, Oct 09, 2012 | 21:20 BST
Warlords, a remake of the classic title for the Atari 2600, is out today on PSN in the US as you’ve already noted here, and will arrive on the EU PS Store tomorrow, October 10, for €9.99.
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 | 15:01 BST
Atari Arcade has been announced and it allows you to play classic Atari titles through Internet Explorer, ad-free.
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.