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  • Titanfall Arcade offers classic Atari games with a twist

    “Beat the 8-bit out of retro Atari games with an invincible, 22-foot-tall war machine at Titanfall Arcade.” The tagline says it all, really. A Titanfall-themed version of Asteroids is currently available, with Missile Command and Centipede to follow. Since this wasn’t sent our way by EA’s PR, we can’t be certain it’s official, but it […]

  • Atari's bankruptcy plan approved by US court

    A US Bankruptcy Court judge has approved Atari’s plan to pay back creditors and move out of bankruptcy, The Wall Street Journal reports. The firm filed for Chapter 11 back in January, and a proposal – with agreements from its creditors – will allow the firm to pay what it owes over the course of […]

  • Clueless Gamer Conan O'Brien tries his hand at Atari 2600's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    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 […]

  • Xbox One reveal: "They totally screwed it up" - Bushnell

    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.

  • Atari has been abused by a succession of shareholders, says founder

    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.

  • Outcast IP back with Appeal, announcement expected soon

    Belgian developer Appeal has recovered the rights to open-world adventure Outcast.

  • Nordic Games buys Desperados and Silver IP from troubled Atari

    Publisher Nordic Games has acquired both the Desperados and Silver IP from troubled publisher ahead of Atari’s property auction next month.

  • Atari's E.T. cartridge graveyard to be excavated by Canadian developer Fuel Industries

    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.

  • Atari auctioning entire stable of IP in July to curb bankruptcy loss

    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.

  • Atari closes Eden Games studio, puts it in liquidation

    Eden Games has officially been closed and its remaining assets are being liquidated, according to a Eurogamer France report.

  • Nolan Bushnell: Mobile gaming on the way out

    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 […]

  • Missile Command record broken after 31 years

    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 […]

  • Atari declines Jace Hall's offer to develop an enhanced version of Blood

    Jace Hall, founder and ex-CEO of Monolith, has posted on Blood fansite The Post Mortem that Atari has declined his offer of developing an enhanced version of Blood for PC and other platforms.

  • Atari awaiting approval on bankruptcy financing

    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 […]

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