Category Archives: Atari
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.
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.