Atari News


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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


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

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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.


"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.


"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...


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

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Silver and Desperados IP bought by Nordic Games

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 24, 2013 9:30am PDT

"When will they make a new System Shock?" you ask, sticky little hands tugging at my hem. "I want a new F-Zero. Where's my new No One Lives Forever? What happened to Desperados and Silver?" I stop you there, because curiously someone's showing interest in those last two. Pub...


"Yer the first Desperados was great, loved that game. Still need to finish it again, bought it ..."

- WootheDave see all 8 comments

Documentary film to exhume Atari graveyard

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2013 3:30pm PDT

A documentary film crew has gotten permission to excavate the landfill that Atari reportedly dumped unsold merchandise into in the 1980s.


"I beat this too back in the day. Was frustrating as hell, but most atari games were... "

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Atari to auction off game assets in July

By Steve Watts, May 23, 2013 10:00am PDT

Atari plans to auction off its logo and assets in July, having failed to find a buyer after declaring bankruptcy.


"D'oh, if only I had won that Powerball then I could have bought the whole thing. lol"

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Atari files for bankruptcy, to sell logo and IPs

By John Keefer, Jan 21, 2013 1:30pm PST

Iconic game publisher Atari US filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today in an effort to separate from its struggling French parent, Atari SA, formerly known as Infogrames. The move means that Atari will end of selling off its logo and many of the classic titles, such as Pong, C...


"It sure would be great to see the name Atari mean something again."

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Atari has closed Test Drive Unlimited dev Eden [update]

By Alice O'Connor, May 11, 2012 11:30am PDT

Test Drive Unlimited developer Eden Games was as good as dead after owner Atari laid off most of the staff last year, but now it's official. In its financial results for last year, the publisher confirmed it's been selling off what assets remain.


"I got it in a steam sale and found it pretty enjoyable for what I paid. Much like train ..."

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Atari targeting iOS app developers with copyright infringement claims

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 03, 2012 5:45pm PST

Publisher Atari is reportedly issuing copyright infringement claims to iOS app makers, and some games having already been removed from the App Store by Apple.


"I have a hard time feeling bad for flash-ripoff glitter artists."

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