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Neverwinter delayed until late 2012

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 15, 2011 5:00pm PDT

Cryptic Studios upcoming multiplayer RPG, Dungeons and Dragons: Neverwinter, has been delayed until late 2012, due to Cryptic's recent sale to Perfect World Entertainment.

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"God I hope it don't turn out like Daggerdale, that was a bug ridden atrocity, weapon and armor ..."

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The Witcher 2 patch 1.3 launches with free DLC

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 20, 2011 6:15am PDT

Patch 1.3 for the splendid RPG launched today, bringing a new free quest, along with support for 4:3, 5:4, and 16:10 aspect ratios, item storage at inns, and dozens more changes.

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"That's just it, I don't think its a publicly traded company m8, much like Valve. If so, then ..."

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Perfect World acquires Cryptic Studios

By Steve Watts, May 31, 2011 11:45am PDT

Following reports that Atari was looking to sell the studio, Cryptic has been acquired by the Chinese MMO maker Perfect World for just over $50 million.

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"I really don't know where you got the "accounts made" thing. That's certainly something CRYPTIC ..."

- Zyrusticae see all 13 comments

Atari to sell Star Trek Online dev Cryptic

By Alice O'Connor, May 18, 2011 7:15am PDT

Publisher Atari is looking to sell Cryptic Studios, the developer of Champions Online, Star Trek Online, and the upcoming Neverwinter.

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"I don't know what your talking about with the "good game mechanics". The ship based combat was ..."

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Layoffs spark 'symbolic' strike at Test Drive Unlimited dev Eden

By Alice O'Connor, May 11, 2011 8:40am PDT

Members of French developer Eden Games are on a "symbolic" one-day strike today, protesting layoffs that'll see over half the studio cut.

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"Yeah, you don't have to be tied to a corporate monster in order to release a big game. Just ask ..."

- kevlarcardhouse see all 6 comments

New Warlords remake coming to XBLA, PSN

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2011 10:00am PDT

While Atari's arcade classic Warlords was remade for XBLA only in 2008, another remake is on the way to XBLA and PSN this summer.

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"True story: I went to an E3 several years ago, as a consumer. I was young and tried to play ..."

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Test Drive Unlimited 2 to get free apology DLC

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 23, 2011 8:00pm PST

Atari has revealed it will release free DLC for Test Drive Unlimited 2 in order to "thank" users for "continued support and feedback" as the game launches with a "number of issues".

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"atari why would you make us pay for anything you dopes no motorcycles and i have to use 800 ..."

- hyperdeath55 see all 136 comments

Dungeons & Dragons Action-RPG 'Daggerdale' Announced, Packing Co-op

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 22, 2010 11:10am PST

If you ever wished D&D had a little more "action" in its "RPG," you may be interested in Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale, announced today. For everyone else, well, is a downloadable action-R

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"still waiting for a D&D game set in the Dragonlance universe. "

- pepelouis see all 31 comments

Atari Revenue Drops Substantially in First-Half of Fiscal Year; Future Focus on Online Market

By Xav de Matos, Nov 10, 2010 5:30pm PST

Atari has released its financial report [PDF] for the first-half of the year revealing a 56.8 percent drop in revenue, or 60 percent at a constant...

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"Does their online division deal with the games they've re-released on GOG.com? Because if so, ..."

- GreggD see all 2 comments

Atari to Revive Star Raiders on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in 'Early 2011' [Updated]

By Xav de Matos, Oct 13, 2010 4:30pm PDT

[Update] Originally, we incorrectly listed Star Raiders as a "downloadable" release for all platforms. It appears that the PC release will be...

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"Yeah. From the short little vid there didn't seem to be anything that resembles the Star Raiders ..."

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'Neverwinter' Coming to PC in 2011 from Cryptic Studios and Atari [Updated]

By Xav de Matos, Aug 23, 2010 7:25am PDT

[Update: 10:30am] According to a GameSpot interview (as spotted by Shack user valcan_s), Neverwinter will "focus on cooperative play, requiring...

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"NwN 1 was amazing for its simple yet flexible toolset. There was so much user created content. ..."

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Blade Kitten Releasing in September

By Chris Faylor, Jun 02, 2010 12:20pm PDT

Krome Studios' comic-inspired brawler Blade Kitten will be released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as a digital download in September 2010,...

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Test Drive Unlimited 2 Release Date, Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

By Alice O'Connor, May 26, 2010 10:20am PDT

Test Drive Unlimited's PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release will be on September 21 in North America, publisher Atari announced today as well as...

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"Will I be able to easily find and play with friends? Or will this one have the same terrible ..."

- Sublym3 see all 6 comments

RollerCoaster Tycoon: The Movie Planned

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2010 10:30am PDT

As Atari continues to capitalize upon the motion-picture rights of its various video game franchises--a movie based upon Asteroids was announced...

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"If Sony is looking to throw money away they're more than welcome tossing it my way instead of ..."

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Achievement Unlocked: Seattle Locksmith Breaks Asteroids High Score Record

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 07, 2010 12:40pm PDT

After playing for fifty-eight consecutive hours on a 1979 Atari classic Asteroids arcade cabinet, Seattle locksmith John McAllister managed to...

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"Yeah but it's a shitty version of tetris which lets you hold pieces for later and manipulate the ..."

- yossapw see all 30 comments