Atari News


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 ..."

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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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CD Projekt developing five multi-platform games, including new IP

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 18, 2011 4:45pm PST

Witcher 2 developer CD Projekt RED has revealed a number of new multi-platform projects in the works, including two new triple-A projects and three smaller games.


"at the very least one more patch is guaranteed with the x360 release next year, they announced ..."

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Witcher 2 DLC free on PC, not on 360

By Steve Watts, Sep 28, 2011 9:15am PDT

CD Project RED development director Adam Badowski says all DLC for The Witcher 2 will remain free on PCs, but will probably be paid on Xbox 360.


"certain things have become more difficult, certain things have become easier. New tools and new ..."

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The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 port detailed, sequel teased

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 26, 2011 4:00pm PDT

CD Projekt Red reveals some new information at the 2011 Eurogamer Expo about the upcoming Witcher 2 expansion and Xbox 360 version, and teases The Witcher 3.


"it just made moving around and interacting with objects and npc's more of a ballache than it ..."

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RollerCoaster Tycoon coming to 3DS

By Steve Watts, Aug 30, 2011 10:45am PDT

RollerCoaster Tycoon is making a return on the 3DS this March, featuring 3D support for viewing your coasters and touch-screen building tools.


"Which makes me thing the amount of awesome 2D games he could create with his engine, from a ..."

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The Kore Gang announced for Wii

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2011 4:00pm PDT

Atari announced The Kore Gang today, an action-platformer coming to the Wii this fall.


"Awww too bad it is on a system no one is going to play it on. Seriously, I would play it if it ..."

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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.


"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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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.


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

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