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E.T., Atari cartridges found in landfill to go to museums and up for auction

By Robert Workman, Sep 11, 2014 3:30pm PDT

The Alamogordo city council is setting plans in motion, with emphasis on the Atari story being told, and making a little money back from the dig as well.

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"Really? Cool. I had the impression that they tried to dump the cartridges as discreetly as ..."

- Caboose see all 9 comments

Alone In the Dark and Haunted House being rebooted at Atari

By Robert Workman, Aug 19, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Yes, this is following the previous reboots that both franchises went through.

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"So a third reboot of the game franchise, well, that's... interesting. Just forget all the ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 5 comments

Minimum adding Team Death Match

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 19, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Minimum is getting a new Team Death Match mode, leaving the minimalist Titans at home, along with a re-designed map, new armor sets, and balance tweaks.

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Minimum now on Steam Early Access

By Steve Watts, May 14, 2014 11:00am PDT

The MOBA-inspired action game Minimum is now available on Steam Early Access for $19.99.

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Minimum holding another open beta weekend

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Mech-on-mech shooter Minimum is getting another free beta weekend, starting tomorrow and lasting through Sunday.

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Documentary film crew finds E.T. game cartridges in New Mexico landfill

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 26, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Remember the film crew that was going to dig up the Atari landfill in a search for E.T. video game cartridges? (No, not the Angry Video Game Nerd movie crew! The other movie crew!) They found something!

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"What a perfect example of crap television, they literally are showing rubbish (and a well known ..."

- Lobito see all 50 comments

Minimum is back, features Titans in mech-on-mech battles

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 18, 2014 8:45am PDT

Minimum is back. Originally announced as a free-to-play shooter by Section 8 developer TimeGate Studios, it's now in the works at Human Head--the studio that worked on the what-ever-happened-to-it Prey 2.

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"Yet somehow its the nicest looking placeholder art ive ever seen...."

- XwingVmanX see all 4 comments

Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile launched

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 10, 2014 8:15pm PDT

The much-maligned Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 has launched on the App Store. While it carries an initial price tag of $3, it's very much designed as a free-to-play game.

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"This looks FUCKING HORRIBLE. No entrance/exits, no queues, no pricing, no ride charts, no R&D, ..."

- nwillard see all 7 comments

Microsoft invites you to join them at a landfill (to find E.T.)

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 10, 2014 1:30pm PDT

This is probably one of the weirdest video gaming invites you'll ever receive. Microsoft wants gamers to join them in New Mexico. At a landfill. But wait! There's a good reason for that.

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"Maybe they will find another landfill filled with Kinect ... "

- memots see all 14 comments

Gauntlet preview: dungeon party

By Robert Workman, Apr 03, 2014 10:00am PDT

Atari's classic Gauntlet will soon make a much-anticipated return, thanks to Warner Bros.

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"Needs a little bit more color and less brown dark stuff, but still excited. Gauntlet is coming back!"

- Kolzig73 see all 22 comments

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 also coming to PC, will be 'completely different'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 24, 2014 10:15am PDT

Gamers were none too happy when Atari announced RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 as a mobile game. Following the backlash, Atari confirmed that, yes, a PC game is also in the works. And it will be "completely different" from the mobile game.

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"Heh, seeing this headline makes me think of John Cleese saying, "And now for something... ..."

- the archvile see all 8 comments

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 announced, is a mobile game

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 17, 2014 10:00am PDT

It's been nearly a decade since the last numbered RollerCoaster Tycoon game was released. Today, Atari has announced RollerCoaster Tycoon 4--and it's a mobile game for iDevices.

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"Pours a 40 out into the gutter. G'bye RCT. I'll always remember the fun times I had launching ..."

- Alpha Geist see all 45 comments

TItanfall Arcade remixes Asteroids and other Atari classics

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 05, 2014 11:00am PST

We're not entirely sure what classic arcade game Asteroids has to do with Titanfall, but it's one of three games to be showcased in the newly launched Titanfall Arcade.

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"Can you play these in the cockpit of your Titan as the systems software updates itself?"

- Gwyndion see all 2 comments

Total Annihilation, Star Control, Master of Orion IPs sold off at Atari auction

By John Keefer, Jul 22, 2013 8:30am PDT

Atari has auctioned off several of its prominent video game assets, and if everything is approved by a New York bankruptcy court on Wednesday, popular franchises such as Total Annihilation, Master of Orion, Star Control and Battlezone will have new homes.

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"both were amazing. Great floaty tank driving to go with the rtsing, sneaky unit sniping etc."

- gaplant see all 36 comments

Outcast 'revival' coming as creators buy IP

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 03, 2013 7:00am PDT

With the crowdfunding boom sparking reboots and 'spiritual successors' all over the place, we live in interesting times for forgotten classics. Voxelicious open-world explore-a-shooter Outcast is the latest revenant to rise, as the founders of developer Appeal have bought th...

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"Great to hear! I hope that the follow-up will also have voxel terrain, and that it will again ..."

- pizzaput see all 13 comments