Category Archives: Atari
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.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 | 00:32 BST
Atari continues its transition from old school to new school, rearranging management to cope with a new company direction.
Thu, Dec 08, 2011 | 04:30 GMT
Lots of information in that headline, eh?
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 | 09:27 BST
Perfect World has completed its acquisition of Champions Online developer Cryptic Studios. The Chinese company has apparently spent $49.8 million on the buyout after Atari announced earlier this year it was to divest from the studio. Atari says it will use to decrease debits among other things. Perfect World also has a majority stake in Torchlight studio Runic Games from May this year.
Thu, Jun 09, 2011 | 19:52 BST
Cryptic and Atari sent over some nice bits of concept art and a fact sheet for Neverwinter, the latest title in the Dungeon & Dragons series set in the Forgotten Realms universe.
Wed, Jun 08, 2011 | 13:59 BST
Tue, May 31, 2011 | 07:36 BST
Atari has sold Star Trek Online and Neverwinter developer Cryptic Studios to Perfect World.
Wed, May 25, 2011 | 21:15 BST
Atari and Bedlam Games announced today that Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale is now available on on Xbox Live for 1200 MS point. It will be made available on PC and PSN this summer.
Wed, May 25, 2011 | 15:55 BST
2001 horror Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare is set to re-release with Sony Computer Entertainment as its publisher, according to a rating by the ESRB.