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  • Atari founder's favourite game was 'putting competitors out of business'

    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.

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  • Atari celebrates 40th birthday with 100 free games for iOS

    In celebration of Atari’s 40th birthday today, iOS users can download 100 classic Atari titles free of charge.

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  • Happy Birthday Atari, Donkey Kong

    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 […]

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  • Olivier Rameil to head up Atari's mobile and online games division

    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 […]

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  • Test Drive Unlimited 2 developer not shuttered after all

    Contrary to earlier reports, Atari has confirmed Test Drive Unlimited developer Eden Games has not been closed.

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  • Atari mobile games exceed 10 million downloads

    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 […]

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  • Baldur's Gate 3 is Beamdog's "long term goal"

    Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is just one step on the journey to a brand new Baldur’s Gate sequel.

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  • Pong Indie Developer Challenge offers up to $100,000

    Yesterday’s Atari tease has ponied up: Indie developers have a chance to make the next official Pong game.

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  • Atari teasing "really special announcement" tomorrow

    “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.

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  • The Witcher 2 moved over 1.1 million units in 2011

    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.

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  • European publishers hunting down pirates via torrent sites

    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 […]

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  • Atari declares war on iOS arcade lookalikes

    Atari has reportedly embarked on a crusade to take out iOS games with similarities to its extensive portfolio of classic arcade titles.

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  • Champions Online reveals new character type, definitely not a Sith

    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 […]

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  • New TDU2 DLC to finally bring bikes

    More than a year after they were initially first promised, Eden is set to finally introduce bikes into Test Drive Unlimited 2.

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